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I was listening to Skinny Puppy and I really really like them, so what else sounds like that?
if you are thinking early skinny puppy twitch era ministry, frontline assembly, front 242, nitzer ebb, die krupps
Sheep on Drugs
Velvet Acid Christ
^ any of those ought to tickle your fancy
are both must listen to if you ask me. They are both on the side of synth pop though.
I'll have a look through all of that lot
Here are a few more for you
discussion of industrial in these here parts (NIN aside).
I second (third? fourth?) the following:
Front 242 (esp. "Off", which is one of my fave industrial albums of all time)
Sheep on Drugs
Though I don't think of Sheep on Drugs as being as electro as the others. Other suggestions? Depends on how "electro" you want your industrial, I guess, but here are some suggestions:
Snog (esp. "Lies Inc." and "Dear Valued Customer")
Cubanate (love their "Antimatter" album)
For the weirdo-o noise-o end of the scale:
Cop Shoot Cop
For the all-but-goth-pop-if-it-weren't-for-the-dance-beats-and/or-screamo-vocals end of the scale:
Machines of Loving Grace
If you're wanting to check out the really early electro-industrial (e.g. Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire) you could do worse than taking the time to check out some of the earlier Simple Minds albums ("Empires & Dance" and "Sons & Fascination/Sisters Feeling Call").
A caveat: most of my contact with industrial spans the late-80s to the mid-90s. Don't have much of a clue as to where its gone from there.
where industrial has gone since the mid-90s?
What are your picks for the essential industrial albums/songs, countzero?
Throbbing Gristle- 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Skinny Puppy- ViVVisectVI
Download - The Eyes of Stanley Pain
Test Dept - Shoulder to Shoulder (amazing....amaaaazing!!!)
Grey Wolves - Don't have any albums but have lots of mp3s gathered over the years
Genocide Organ - Remember (the only post 95 industrial album I liked)
Ministry - Land of Rape and Honey
They got quite rock-oriented though. I would probably recommend 'Xtort', 'Nihil', 'Adios' and 'Attak' over their really recent stuff ('WWIII', 'Hau Ruck', 'Tohuvabohu', 'Blitz')
I was gonna say something else but I've completely forgotten what.
to reiterate: definitely try Front 242, Snog, Severed Heads and Sheep on Drugs.
can't believe no-one mentioned ministry yet. undisputed kings of industrial.
try also the young gods, especially their early work.
then of course (my favourites!) LARD! ministry plus jello biafra - it doesn't get much better than this!
if your up for some proper cult, then check DAF out. never underestimate the influence they had on ANY form of electronic music...
they were mentioned even in the beginning. my my... am getting old, eh?:-)
I did and so did DM
shame I don't have spotify. shame that it's highly unlikely many of the songs would be on spotify...
add that to the list of shit industrial offshoots
...remarkably enough. Lots of the old comps are on there, and certain bands are starting to appear. Some of the stuff on there (comps in particular) are almost impossible to get now, so in time this could be a treasure trove...
Oh, and I'll back up all your suggestions. Someone else who likes MOLG - Win!)
Leæther Strip - great old school industrial in the throbbing gristle vein
Haujobb - good mix of idm and industrial very interesting stuff
Hocico - dark wavey electro industrial not to far off wumpscut
Laibach - hard to describe these guys, very groovey and dirty.
I could go on for hours...I was such a goth boy
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
X Marks the Pedwalk
And, thanks, Ichor for the Haujobb tip. Will check them out.
that the goth posers took over mainstream industrial in the 90s and created all this shit like darkwave and ebm (although I love front 242 and FA).
EBM and darkave was an excuse for overweight teenages in mascara to lsiten to unimaginative, lazy lazy music because they were scared to mingle with ravers (who they often felt superior to).
I lived in the north and there was this massive class division where 'townies' listened to techno and the rich kids became goths and listened to this shit..then they moved onto marylin manson and NU Metal.
EBM became very very shit when people realised how easy it was to make. There was a point in the mid nineties where Amiga/Atari demosceners tired with banging out shit hardcore on protracker (and realising they needed to spend money on decent hardware to create more commercial tracks)moved onto darkwwave as no one really minded the lo-fi sound quality and the shit string samples. Cue a load of shit darkwave releases from democrews turned record labels in scandinavia and Germany.
*shakes head* Things were different were was from!