DISCLAIMER: The following text is probably rife with errors and bad taste.
So after spending a good year and a half incubating my love of a small handful of industrial variety black metal bands (namely 3, Void (UK), Helel and Thorns) my cravings have finally emerged for this variety of music. I've had some past experience with pseudo-industrial music genres, but this genre has definitely evolved past what I was used to.
Much like progressive genres and other experimental music, the industrial black metal scene is both hated by many a metal fan and also praised by the artsy crowd at times. Void (UK) recieved a lot of positive press from their debut full-length "Posthuman", for example, despite perfectly blending dissonant mechanical black metal riffs with electronic dance beats and industrial sampling (something that no doubt offends purists and those who hate electronic music styles).