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Nine Inch Nails


Crossover Prog

3.64 | 54 ratings

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5 stars

Strictly speaking this is no prog-rock album. Nevertheless, my brief foray into NIN's back catalogue has convinced me of the progressive nature of much of Trent Reznor's output. The latest offering is nothing short of spectacular, with haunting passages, electronic atmospheres and samplings of minimal techno thrown in for good measure. Personal highlights include 'Come Back Haunted', 'Find My Way' and 'I Would For You'. The only weak track on the album is 'Everything', which is (if I can be excused) 3 minutes of dire pop-punk and feels completely at odds with the rest of this dark, industrial album. As with every great experimental album, repeated listens produce greater and greater effects, and here these effects are quite disturbing. The track I've attached, in collaboration with the original powerhouse of the industrial scene Genesis P-Orridge is likely to scare the living daylights out of you, though my frequent daily listens might point towards a bizarre masochistic attachment in me. It is testament to the quality of the track that I'm sufficiently engrossed to overlook a cynical contemplation on Genesis (Breyer) P ? Orridge's latest gender mutation/body modification/amalgamation with wife/husband/collection of dildos.*

*Actually scrap that, it's really odd. If you don't believe me look it up. He even refers to himself as 'we', because he/she also represents his/her dead wife in this world.

Julianofprog | 5/5 |


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