It's nowhere near the heyday it was once in. Kinda sad really. Some of my favorite bands came from that genre.
Yeah, I know NIN and Ministry/Revolting Cocks are still going strong but I realized recently that I'm not hearing much from a lot of the old industrial/semi-industrial bands that I used to listen to back in the day. Bands like Frontline Assembly, KMFDM, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult, and Skinny Puppy. Have these bands packed it in...or am I just completely out of touch with the "industrial" scene?
If secondhand smoke is bad, then the industrial music revolution would have killed everyone.
Kenneth I. Wolfe
(I know that website says that my middle initial is "H," but that's only because I, Kenneth I. Wolfe, am in the witness protection program. It's amazing how a middle initial can throw bad guys off your trail. It fooled you, didn't it?)
COOL LIST: Human Target, Carl Giannini
LAME LIST: Hot Pink, Michael Hasselof, TomFeeg, Brandon1191, BenetoCareno,Shannon
Can overproduced electronic screchy music truly be said to have been alive in the first place?
Sounds like he teaches S&M. -Schizorabbit
KMFDM's last album, Hau Ruck, was so-so. Came out in 2005, I think. Their quality from album to album is so all-over-the-place...
Overall, though, industrial seems to have gone underground. I mean, could you even call The Fragile and With Teeth "industrial"?
KMFDM has been coming out with a new album every other year lately (and they tour for each album). I agree with McKeever about Hau Ruck. It's kinda hit and miss in places, but with more hits than misses.Originally Posted by The Recluse
And Nitzer Ebb's got an American tour slated for later this year.
I never really understood why Industrial never got bigger than it did. Especially when I listen to a lot of new music, be it pop, rock, movie soundtracks or even music in commercials, and I hear a huge Industrial influence.
Originally Posted by lovewillkill
Exactly. Then again, you could argue that with things in other mediums. You could say the same thing about HK martial arts movies with elements of that being used more and more heavily in movies. But I totally agree.
... when industrial's good, it's great, when it's bad, it's unfathomably bad.
... i do hope you aren't saying kill hannah's industrial? O.O