I don't think [artist]Angelspit[/artist] should be in the top 8 for "[tag]electro-industrial[/tag]" artists simply because the style of music that they make, it's just NOT electro-industrial...it's more akin to [tag]electro punk[/tag], [tag]industrial rock[/tag] or most accurately the style-over-substance (fashion) sub-genre of [tag]cybergoth[/tag]. Unfortunately, the flood of uninitiated newcomers to the scene have little knowledge of the history of the genre and can't appreciate the subtle differences between genres. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that the scene has new blood. I just wish more would take the time to inform themselves before incorrectly tagging songs as styles that they're just not. It's comically ironic that with wikipedia and filetubes it's never been easier to learn about the history of the medium and yet there have never been such degrees of ignorance.
At least Top 8 for the tag is looking better now with prominence of FLA, Puppy, Haujobb, Mentallo, & Pitchfork. Good job with your tags & plays everyone. Now just to get Faderhead, Angelspit & Combichrist the hell out of the Top 8...
I guess Bjork showed up because of new album spike and previous tagging as 'electro-industrial' due to [track artist=Björk]Army of Me[/track] and the video of humping robots that is [track artist=Björk]All is full of love[/track]. I won't deny she incorporates electro-industrial elements into her work, but she also does so with hip-hop elements too. Doesn't make her a hip-hop artist. Oh well, it's gone now anyhoo.
Combichrist began as a somewhat respectable [tag]rhythmic noise[/tag] act with the Joy Of Gunz album. Then he ventured into combining the sound with techno club elements and it became something else. Andy coined the term Techno Body Music ([tag]tbm[/tag]) to define it which is accurate, the most banal club elements of techno & EBM fused at the anus. Soon it inspired a legion of imitators. It no longer bears any resemblance to electro-industrial and you are both correct that it should certainly not be tagged as such.
i agree with you bloodwerk. they're more harsh ebm then anything in this genre. people need to cut the whole putting everyone as every industrial genre there is. each are industrial for there individual subgenre of the scene as a whole. not everything as a whole.
No, Imperative Reaction shouldn't be on there either. Only their first album [album artist=imperative reaction]Eulogy for a sick child[/album] would be considered Electro-Industrial (and it is an excellent album in that style). Their later material is more a hybrid of synth-pop & industrial rock. I like them, even their new material, but they don't make music in the electro-industrial style anymore.
Electro-Industrial is a style, not a descriptor. Just because an act uses electronic instruments no more makes them Electro-Industrial than a band using electronic instruments with power makes them [tag]Power Electronics[/tag].
[artist]Combichrist[/artist], [artist]Modulate[/artist] & [artist]Faderhead[/artist] should NOT be considered electro-industrial. They are more properly classified as [tag]TBM[/tag] or Techno Body Music, a modern bastardized hybrid of EBM, techno & rhythmic noise. The term electro-industrial is more correctly associated with pre-millennial (before 2000) music inspired by 70's & 80's "true industrial" and usually incorporates layers of synthesized choirs & strings, arpeggiated notes, analog synth bass lines, and often vocoded or modulated vocals. Artists typically associated with this sound include [artist]Skinny Puppy[/artist], [artist]Front Line Assembly[/artist], [artist]X-Marks The Pedwalk[/artist], [artist]Mentallo & The Fixer[/artist], [artist]Leæther Strip[/artist], [artist]Klinik[/artist] and [artist]Haujobb[/artist]. Record Labels associated with this genre include [label]Zoth Ommog[/label], [label]Wax Trax![/label], [label]Antler Subway[/label] & early [label]Nettwerk[/label].