Down In It with Nine Inch Nails
by Stephanie Benson | September 3, 2013
For nearly 25 years now, Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails have helped redefine industrial music. And while the band's lineup has been in constant flux pretty much since its inception, Reznor has held stubbornly steady, through drug addiction, label disputes, "farewell" tours, an Oscar win, and now even a wife and kids. Through it all, he's given us music that exposes and challenges our darkest, dirtiest little secrets, music that cuts slow and deep with its maddening metallic menace. And now comes the band's eighth studio release, Hesitation Marks. To celebrate, we've put together a spotlight on Reznor's long career, a deep dive into the influences behind Pretty Hate Machine and a mix of Nine Inch Nails' softest moments, plus introductory guides to the birth of industrial music, industrial metal and electronic body music (EBM). Get down in it.