Originated from the Brittish band Throbbing Gristle who founded the record lable Industrial Records in the late 70's.
TG experimented with college rock and synths, distorting the original music with calming instrumentals and violent mechanical sounds.
Industrial later split into 2 forms: Electronic/Experimental Industrial (very similar to EBMelectronic body music in sound)and Industrial Rock/Metal.
Electronic Industrial can be summed up with VNV nation, a band that use no recognisable guitar and sounds like dark techno with angry/angsty vocals (It must be pionted out that any "True" Rivit Head must love this band even though they are almost dance music and whine more than Emo).
Industrial rock can be summed up by the band KMFDM, they use angry vocals, with political lyrics, heavy guitars mixed well with techno and dance beats.
Industrial has its own subculture that is very closely linked tot he Goth scene.
The America the Industrial scene (researched from visiting many websites) tends to be much more snobby towards the music they lsiten to, whilst the UK scene tends to mix more with the goth scene with less elitism.
Industrial has many sub-genres and cross over genres and cultures that have produced Cyber Goths (Followers of Industrial, EBM and Future Pop and sport UV cloths, hair and acsessories), Uber Rivit Heads (American Elitist Industrial fans who shun most guitar based and mainstream bands Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein and Marilyn Manson for not being "true industrial") and Mansonites (Followers of ONLY mainstream industrial and Nu-metal).
Industrial Rock/Metal: KMFDM, MDFMK, Gothminister, Pig, Dkay, Newleydeads.
Mainstream Industrial Rock: Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein.
Nu-Industrial: Fear Facktory (not very good).
2 - A short lived genre revived from a philosophy by Throbbing Gristle and continued by bands such as Einsturzende Neubauten, Laibach and Skinny Puppy.
3 - A term wrongly used to identify electronic and electronic rock music. Fits in with terms like techno and electronica. Industrial rock evolved out of this.
4 - Word associated with electronic music because of the artificial way it is made.
5 - Music beyond music.
The genre was created and defined by TG based off a phrase coined by Monte Cazazza, "Industrial Music for Industrial People". Consisting of abrasive lyrics, dissonant and relatively abstract distorted melodies, drum machines/samplers and gratuitous use of delay and other effects, Industrial music often draws upon transgressive and shocking themes while adhering with absolutely no fucking established musical conventions In other words, it is music theory's worst nightmare.
Although first wave Industrial artists are generally considered by Industrial historians to be the only "true" Industrial bands (and even that is sometimes reduced to just TG), the genre gave birth to dozens of genre that generally fall under the umbrella term of "Post-Industrial". This includes the Electro-Industrial genre, comprised of bands such as Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly, the EBM genre (Nitzer Ebb, early Ministry, Front 242, etc.) and the Industrial Metal/Industrial rock genres (later Ministry, Pigface, etc.) just to name a few (the commercially lauded and probably most known post-industrial band, Nine Inch Nails, dabbled in a handful of these genres, but mostly stuck with an Industrial Rock sound in later years).
Except for Ministry's recent album "Relapse" that shit is total fucking garbage and Al is a pathetic shadow of his former self.
2. I don't dance often; but, when I do it is industrial (slang for absolute best)
3. This saw is industrial quality.
And was pretty much the music of a counter-culture group of stereotypes that were labeled as either punk, death-rockers or alternative; in addition to the anti-racist skinhead types.
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