martial industrial | en

Martial industrial is a music genre that incorporates elements of traditional European marches with industrial, neoclassical darkwave, dark ambient and neofolk.
Themes range from pounding, percussive soundtrack-like music to rally-worthy dark parade music to cabaret appropriate sexually-charged carnal declarations to mournful marches. Essentially, anything that could be made with European military martial instrumentation relating to the artists within this genre could be considered a part of this musical movement.
Martial industrial fans range from people very politically active to cultural admirers to uniform fetishists. Due to use of European uniforms, this is sometimes misunderstood as being a means of expression of a single, unified political tendency by Antifa, groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and sometimes local news agencies, though artists in this genre range from the left (such as Militia and Test Dept.) to the right (such as Von Thronstahl) to completely apolitical. .