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[Recommend] Me some music.. I'm thinking industrial, maybe.

SeeksSeeks Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I say "maybe" because I'm not sure if that's exactly what I'm looking for.

I've been trying to find some bands similar to NIN or Stabbing Westward (first few cds). I've heard both these bands referred to as industrial, or heard that they have industrial elements. I've also been scoffed at for referring to these bands as industrial, so who knows.

I'm not having a lot of luck finding stuff. The Zune Marketplace, while not completely worthless, doesn't help me much. I tend to keep finding music that sounds like the Fallout soundtrack (1 and 2, not 3), or has some dudes rapping over it (I'm not looking for vocals), or stuff that sounds like Static-X or Marylin Manson... though I guess the latter is understandable.

Some bands that are close to, but not quite what I'm looking for: Skinny Puppy, VAST, The Beyond, Young Gods.


Anyway, I realize I might be expecting too specific a sound here, so... if anyone can throw some names out just to see if anything works, I'd appreciate it.

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  • badpoetbadpoet Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    KMFDM, Assemblage 23, Shotgun Messiah's Violent New Breed, VNV Nation (both they and Assemblage are a bit more dance/industrial) and Ministry.

    EDIT: Add in Killing Joke.

    You could check out http://www.darkdb.com/eklein/

  • kaliyamakaliyama Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    give orb and throbbing gristle a listen, too.

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  • MisterGrokMisterGrok Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Gravity Kills? They got a lot of shit for sounding too much like NIN.
    Definitely check KMFDM, Killing Joke and Ministry.

    Throbbing Gristle doesn't exactly follow the parameters.

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  • XaiXai Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I would highly reccomend Narayan or Minefields by the prodigy. Not exactly industrial but i'm now in the mood for some classics.

  • Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Spineshank, maybe? I've never been a big industrial listener, but The Height Of Callousness finds its way into my cd player on occasion. That album would be more akin to Pretty Hate Machine than newer NIN (from the little I've listened to since then).

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  • PhistiPhisti Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm a long time NIN fan and have found their newer albums very different from their older "industrial" sound - but I still love it....

    Some similar stuff I listen to:

    Tool, Ministry, KMFDM / MDFMK, Prodigy, Skinny Puppy (note you mentioned this already), Front 424,

    Also - for the music technotronica lover - perhaps check this website and see what there is in your genre of preference.

    http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

    Check around the Trance / Industrial Rock area and see what fits the bill.

  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    If you end up liking Skinny Puppy or KMFDM, you might look into OhGr also.

  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You want the industrial sound or the 90s I want to cut myself sound, or a combination? I would assume it's the later since you put Stabbing Westward in there.

    Regardless, 65daysofstatic is pretty decent industrial/post-rock. No lyrics, obviously, but the sound is there.

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  • SeeksSeeks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Thanks for the suggestions and links, fellas. Some pretty decent stuff in here. I'll probably be pouring over those websites for several days, haha.
    You want the industrial sound or the 90s I want to cut myself sound, or a combination? I would assume it's the later since you put Stabbing Westward in there.

    Pretty much, though I tend to find most singers for these bands more annoying than pleasant to listen to, but your recommendation sidesteps that quite nicely. I think that might be as close to what I have in my head as I'm likely to find, other than late 80s Ministry (if I ignore the singers).

    I'll definitely be giving a lot of new albums a listen, though, see how they grow on me.

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  • TaterskinTaterskin Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Skinny Puppy and Ministry are pretty much quintessential American Industrial bands. They can also been hard to get into depending on which album you listen to.

    Try listening to 'Worlock' off of Rabies from Skinny Puppy... or the album 'The Land of Rape and Honey' by Ministry.

    Chemlab's album "Burn Out at the Hydrogen Bar' is good. They use guitars (kinda like Stabbing Westward) and the singer's style doesn't rely on distortion as much.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_Out_at_the_Hydrogen_Bar

    Some other of my favorite industrial/EBM bands:

    Mentallo & the Fixer
    Haujobb
    Project Pitchfork
    Wumpscut
    Suicide Commando
    Velvet Acid Christ


    As a rule, the earlier albums are better than the later ones.

  • MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    If you like later-period more pop-rock-y NIN, you might enjoy Black Light Burns (although unfortunately they only have one album right now that I'm aware of [and I think an all-cover album or something?]). The album is called Cruel Melody. Some Chevelle songs also remind me of Stabbing Westward, particularly The Red and the new one, Jars. I'm not too familiar with them other than those radio hits/singles. KMFDM has a very large and diverse catalog - if you're looking for more rock than industrial, try their album NIHIL and perhaps SYMBOLS. If you end up liking them, also check out Die Krupps, a similar german industrial rock outfit. See also: Icon of Coil, maybe even Laibach and Rammstein.

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  • SeeksSeeks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Man, it's weird to think of Wes Borland doing this kind of music.

    He's actually pretty decent at it, though.

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  • MadJyleMadJyle Registered User
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  • Descendant XDescendant X Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
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