Thumbs up: +23
Disclaimer: This list is influenced by THE LIST here on MS, the one by Introspekrieg.

Moving on; here's my take on what I believe to be the finest in cyber metal (or electro/electronic-based metal with futuristic thematics). A few unconventional choices thrown out there for an overall well-rounded feel. Not all of them are cyber metal, of course, but those albums in question have certain qualities which appeal to the genre, and thus cannot be overlooked.

As of now, I haven't bothered to list them according to favouritism. The format thus far is limited to one band-one album. Most likely that I'll expand my list in the future, when I come across more deserving candidates.

Random in order, and subject to change, as I see fit.

Created by: MechanisT | 24.03.2011



1. Illidiance - Damage Theory
2010
2. Sybreed - The Pulse Of Awakening
2009
3. Neurotech - Antagonist
2011
4. Ludicrous - Altar Boy Discocult
2014
5. Minority Sound - The Explorer
2012
6. Seecrees - Genesis
2011
7. Project Silence - 424
2011
8. Oblivion Machine - Zero-Gravity
2011
9. Clawerfield - Engines Of Creation
2014 [EP]
10. Evereve - Enetics: 11 Orgies Of Mass Enjoyment On The Dark Side Of The Planet
2003
11. Kalisia - Cybion
2009
12. Radiance (FIN) - The Burning Sun
2010
13. Amogh Symphony - The Quantum Hack Code
2010
14. Mechina - Xenon
2014
15. Atrophia Red Sun - Twisted Logic
2003
16. Octagone - Atratus: The Pendulum
2014
17. The Algorithm - Polymorphic Code
2012
18. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U​.​M​.​A.
2013
19. T3chn0ph0b1a - Grave New World
2008
20. Aborym - Dirty
2013
21. The Kovenant - S.E.T.I.
2003
22. Lyfthrasyr - The Engineered Flesh
2013
23. ID:Vision - Destination Cybermind
2011
24. SETH.ECT - Godspeak
2011
25. Noein - Infection - Erasure - Replacement
2013
26. Neosis - Neosis
2012
27. Empyrios - Zion
2013
28. Cruentus - Terminal Code
2010
29. Paul Wardingham - Assimilate Regenerate
2011
30. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
2008
31. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
1995
32. Tyrant Of Death - Alice's Heroin Wonderland
2011
33. The Interbeing - Edge Of The Obscure
2011
34. Mnemic - The Audio Injected Soul
2004
35. Synthetic Breed - Perpetual Motion Machine
2010
36. Black Light Discipline - Empire
2008



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
[ More lists by MechanisT ]



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Lists
Comments: 37  
Users visited: 194  
Search this topic:  


Garth Vader - 02.09.2011 at 08:25  
Check out Cipher System
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.09.2011 at 13:14  
And Atrophia Red Sun
MechanisT - 02.09.2011 at 16:06  
Written by Garth Vader on 02.09.2011 at 08:25

Check out Cipher System


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.09.2011 at 13:14

And Atrophia Red Sun


Thanks for the suggestions guys. Feel free to recommend me more st00f.
Garth Vader - 02.09.2011 at 18:12  
Okay then... Celldweller's self titled album is killer too.
MechanisT - 02.09.2011 at 18:14  
Written by Garth Vader on 02.09.2011 at 18:12

Okay then... Celldweller's self titled album is killer too.


I'll most definitely look into the matter.
Starchild - 03.10.2011 at 10:59  
Once again, great list mate.. I like that genre a lot.
and one recommendation for you: T3CHN0PH0B1A, this guys are awesome, one of the best in genre imo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOtjiMYUJ_s
http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=6080&bandname=T3chn0ph0b1a
MechanisT - 03.10.2011 at 12:33  
Written by Starchild on 03.10.2011 at 10:59

Once again, great list mate.. I like that genre a lot.
and one recommendation for you: T3CHN0PH0B1A, this guys are awesome, one of the best in genre imo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOtjiMYUJ_s
http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=6080&bandname=T3chn0ph0b1a


Hehe thanks a lot, mate. Appreciate it.
T3chn0ph0b1a sounds most interesting. I'll take a closer look. Thanks for the recom, mate.
strade - 21.02.2012 at 01:27  
Neurotech is the first album even close to this style I've ever heard, and I fucking love it. This list will help me greatly.
MechanisT - 27.02.2012 at 15:18  
Written by strade on 21.02.2012 at 01:27

Neurotech is the first album even close to this style I've ever heard, and I fucking love it. This list will help me greatly.


Thank ye Strade, I appreciate you taking some time to check this list (and the genre) out. More to be added soon, hopefully.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.02.2012 at 15:21  
The Amenta and Red Harvest. How could I have neglected to mention them last time.
MechanisT - 27.02.2012 at 15:26  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.02.2012 at 15:21

The Amenta and Red Harvest. How could I have neglected to mention them last time.


Now why am I not surprised? I can only expect wing-flapping goodness from your recommendations. Goes without saying that I will check them out asap. Cheers, mate.
InnerSelf - 27.02.2012 at 22:36  
The Monolith Deathcult are probably my favorite band to include electronics in their metal
tea[m]ster - 28.02.2012 at 01:16  
I've got a really obscure release. Not even sure if the band is around anymore. It's electronica/alternative and a really good album:

Artifact - Only Salvation
Brave Sir Robbo - 28.02.2012 at 01:44  
There is a fair bit of electro stuff in melodeath which I enjoy - check out Blood Stain Child, Silent Descent, Timecry, Mygrain for examples

Also We Butter the Bread With Butter for pure comedy !
Spirit Molecule - 08.03.2012 at 15:28  
Written by InnerSelf on 27.02.2012 at 22:36

The Monolith Deathcult are probably my favorite band to include electronics in their metal


Hells yeah!
JÄY - 12.06.2012 at 17:15  
Great list dude...thanks!
Lit. - 12.06.2012 at 22:06  
Cyber Metal... God, I sure hopes so!
Promonex - 22.06.2012 at 01:29  
Written by InnerSelf on 27.02.2012 at 22:36

The Monolith Deathcult are probably my favorite band to include electronics in their metal


First time I heard Trivmvirate I thought I put on the wrong album because I had also put Suicide Commando on my MP3 player that day. After a while the guitars kicked in. Trivmvirate has become an all-time favorite since.




More recommendations, some of them being closer to actual industrial metal, but whatevs:
Xe-NONE (nothing I'd recommend to a friend, but you asked for it)
Semargl (same here)
Nyne
Tristwood
The Count Nosferatu Kommando
...and Oceans
Die Krupps
KMFDM (and Juke Joint Jezebel is awesome as well!)
Nine Inch Nails
Hanzel & Gretyl
Oomph! (does that cover look familiar?)
Enter Shikari

And of course there's still all the guitar-driven darkwave/goth stuff, for example:
Project Pitchfork
Zeromancer
ASP
... and more I can't think of right now. All the other stuff that comes to mind right now is (cyber)goth stuff without guitars, like Combichrist, Grendel, the aforementioned Suicide Commando, Agonoize and Beati Mortui.
Ag Fox - 23.06.2012 at 10:57  
I second Monolith Deathcult's TrivmVirate and Tristwood.
MechanisT - 23.06.2012 at 11:50  
Don't really feel Trivmvirate, although a mighty boss album, "suits the theme", if you will. I'd prefer cyber (cliche term, but still) metal recs over here so...
Promonex - 28.06.2012 at 04:04  
Stuff like Scar Symmetry, you mean?
MechanisT - 28.06.2012 at 09:46  
Written by Promonex on 28.06.2012 at 04:04

Stuff like Scar Symmetry, you mean?

And Paul Wardingham. Thing is, imagery is important to me as well. "Futuristic themes" are what made these kind of bands land over here.
Druss - 01.07.2012 at 02:14  
Thumbs up, cyber metal is a genre I've been meaning to be trying to get into to, glad to see Tyrant Of Death's Alice's Heroin Wonderland here.
psykometal - 09.07.2012 at 01:20  
Well damn, I came to this list expecting more bands like Illidiance but the only ones remotely similar are Seecrees, Mnemic, Neurotech and Sybreed; Deathstars kinda sorta but they're still a bit more industrial/gothic than "cyber" imo. Most everything else is recent Dark Tranquillity style Melodeath with "techno-ish" keyboard moments strewn about for "atmosphere". Should probably put the genres (in parentheses) on the side so others coming here can see which of these bands actually fall inside the realm of "cyber metal".

Another band I can think of to add would be a group that has been around for over a decade that I would happily go back and call "cyber metal" had I thought of that term a decade ago...Crossbreed. And the most recent (or maybe even last 2) The Kovenant albums (who are another band that started out as melodic/symphonic BM but shifted to electronic-based metal); in fact there are several sounds that Illidiance used on Damage Theory that are very reminiscent of The Kovenant's S.E.T.I. album.
psykometal - 09.07.2012 at 02:55  
Oh I forgot about Seth.ECT...
JÄY - 10.10.2012 at 23:43  
I've come to realize that cyber metal er whatever you want to call it is the annoying metal genre.....it's so easy to mess up. Mostly, I think, due to the fact that it doesnt have any distict riff stucture....you just take any metal and throw some electronic samples on top and there you have it.
MechanisT - 10.10.2012 at 23:47  
Written by JÄY on 10.10.2012 at 23:43

I've come to realize that cyber metal er whatever you want to call it is the annoying metal genre.....it's so easy to mess up. Mostly, I think, due to the fact that it doesnt have any distict riff stucture....you just take any metal and throw some electronic samples on top and there you have it.


Same can be said about gothic to some extent.
I do agree that good cyber bands are extremely rare and all, but it doesn't mean it's "annoying". Originality and quality don't necessarily have to go hand in hand.
JÄY - 11.10.2012 at 20:21  
Written by MechanisT on 10.10.2012 at 23:47

Written by JÄY on 10.10.2012 at 23:43

I've come to realize that cyber metal er whatever you want to call it is the annoying metal genre.....it's so easy to mess up. Mostly, I think, due to the fact that it doesnt have any distict riff stucture....you just take any metal and throw some electronic samples on top and there you have it.


Same can be said about gothic to some extent.
I do agree that good cyber bands are extremely rare and all, but it doesn't mean it's "annoying". Originality and quality don't necessarily have to go hand in hand.


well, its annoying to me, so....
MechanisT - 11.10.2012 at 20:36  
Written by JÄY on 11.10.2012 at 20:21

Written by MechanisT on 10.10.2012 at 23:47

Written by JÄY on 10.10.2012 at 23:43

I've come to realize that cyber metal er whatever you want to call it is the annoying metal genre.....it's so easy to mess up. Mostly, I think, due to the fact that it doesnt have any distict riff stucture....you just take any metal and throw some electronic samples on top and there you have it.


Same can be said about gothic to some extent.
I do agree that good cyber bands are extremely rare and all, but it doesn't mean it's "annoying". Originality and quality don't necessarily have to go hand in hand.


well, its annoying to me, so....


I can definitely see where you're coming from man. I won't dispute the fact that this genre is plagued with bands that play annoying-sounding metal and come across very gimmicky, but I wouldn't like to generalize the whole genre. The ones that are good (a rarity, but heck) are really awesome.
Lit. - 29.10.2012 at 16:21  
Written by MechanisT on 10.10.2012 at 23:47

Same can be said about gothic to some extent.

Same can be said about any genre to some extent.
MechanisT - 29.10.2012 at 19:21  
^ Agreed upon.
Lit. - 01.01.2014 at 20:02  
Hey, just outta curiosity: Would Fear Factory be able to get on here? Especially with an album like Demanfacture or even Obsolete?
MechanisT - 01.01.2014 at 20:45  
Written by Lit. on 01.01.2014 at 20:02

Hey, just outta curiosity: Would Fear Factory be able to get on here? Especially with an album like Demanfacture or even Obsolete?


It's something I have been struggling with for a long, long time myself. To be quite honest, I call it square down the line on Fear Factory. At one hand, they have some transhuman/pseudo-futuristic themes going on in those albums, while on the flip side, their reliance on the electronic side of things is too minimal to my ears. If I were to include them outright, I'd have to make way for a lot of similar bands, so... for now, won't be making a move for that.
MechanisT - 07.05.2014 at 22:23  
Written by Shinkirō on 07.05.2014 at 22:19

I haven't even heard to any of the albums you have on this list but would Arcturus' Sham Mirrors fit here? It's their 2nd best album and a great one at that Imo.


I quite enjoy Arcturus overall, but this list covers the clickity-clank, shiny electro-industrial-cyber tid bits mainly, so not really I'm afraid.
As you haven't heard any of the albums here, how about it giving it a go, just for the heck of it? The top 3 albums are a good place to start with, and they exemplify best what this list's all about.
Dark†SymphonY - 02.07.2014 at 19:25  
Been having a craving for cyber/industrial bands lately so checking out most of the albums in this list. Minority Sound, Seecrees, The Interbeing, Cruentus and Oblivion Machine I've heard so far sound great
MechanisT - 02.07.2014 at 19:31  
Written by Dark†SymphonY on 02.07.2014 at 19:25

Been having a craving for cyber/industrial bands lately so checking out most of the albums in this list. Minority Sound, Seecrees, The Interbeing, Cruentus and Oblivion Machine I've heard so far sound great


If I may, do check out Ludicrous as well. Pretty similar to Minority Sound and Neurotech in particular, and in some cases even better. :3 Illidiance too, if you haven't already.
Dark†SymphonY - 02.07.2014 at 19:52  
Written by MechanisT on 02.07.2014 at 19:31

Written by Dark†SymphonY on 02.07.2014 at 19:25

Been having a craving for cyber/industrial bands lately so checking out most of the albums in this list. Minority Sound, Seecrees, The Interbeing, Cruentus and Oblivion Machine I've heard so far sound great


If I may, do check out Ludicrous as well. Pretty similar to Minority Sound and Neurotech in particular, and in some cases even better. :3 Illidiance too, if you haven't already.

Thanks, I've already listened to the Illidiance album and its a good one . Going down the list and checking them all out.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
General metal forum The easiest genre to get into 6 22.03.2007 by The Alchemist
General metal forum The most difficult genre to get into 6 16.03.2007 by Bitch Boy
Lists A List Of "Why The Hell Do You Like That" Albums That I Like 5.5 24.10.2012 by Brekke K'ktus
Lists The 10 Albums That Got Me Into Different Metal Styles 5.5 21.07.2012 by Mattybu
Metal arena The Best Death Metal Albums That Never Get Old-Ever 4.5 30.04.2010 by dieforopeth00



Hits total: 4443 | This month: 99