Six Great Bands That Aren't Nine Inch Nails

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Nine Inch Nails recently released a new single entitled "Came Back Haunted." It sounds just like Nine Inch Nails has sounded over the last five albums: absolutely and totally 100 percent OK as fuck. In honor of Nine Inch Nails continuing to keep me simultaneously unengaged and unrepulsed, I figured I'd better post about some other quality and vaguely industrial groups that most of its current fans don't give a shit about. Given that I never did large amounts of ketamine or went to any raves, I'll be writing about bands that my balding-dreadocked friends have gushed about for years but that I've never really listened to until now.

6. Einsturzende Neubauten

This was the band that was always the most beloved by the weird industrial goths I knew but weren't friends with. An active interest in Einsturzende Neubauten usually also meant a subscription to some weird body-modification and horror magazines. As you can see in the video, it's some guys banging on steel beams while a dude who looks like a human Chihuahua howls over the noise. So basically, it rules. I guess one of the members of this band later joined the Birthday Party, that band best known for having Nick Cave in it.

5. Die Krupps

Die Krupps was introduced to me by a nerdy kid with glasses and an affinity for Sepultura. Once, we stole a bunch of his CDs when he set his backpack down in industrial technology class. We later became good friends, and I beat him up in a record store when he tried to buy some CD that I really wanted. I'm sure it was something terrible and embarrassing. In short, I am an asshole. This band has some material that sounds like a scary version of Kraftwerk and some stuff that sounds like bad, watered-down industrial Black Album Metallica stuff.


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12 comments
BlackCheese
BlackCheese

Lot's of angry goths down here = lulz

blacklightdistrict
blacklightdistrict

Thank you for providing me with the inspiration to write my own article. Though, to be fair, mine will feature actual insight, lack of disdain, and stay on topic. I'm not really sure what you were hoping to achieve with this entry - but you're apparent lack of interest in the genre (coupled with the fact that you only use NIN as a way to pull readers into this mess of an article) should have made you think twice before hitting "post".

BrianLong
BrianLong

This is a very poorly written article.  The point of journalism is to inform, the point of criticism is to make educated judgements about a form of art based on a knowledge of the subject matter.  When the writer is blatantly telling the audience that he knows barely anything about what he is speaking of and then feels the need to talk about himself and the various foolish things he has done in his life, he is making an idiot not only of himself, but he is casting a frighteningly unprofessional light upon the publication that feels it appropriate to allow such a "writer" to represent them.  This is pretty shameful RFT, get your act together.

skeletal13
skeletal13

While one can appreciate the selections, this comes off as more of a commentary on fashion choices of the time rather than the actual music.  I wish you guys would speak about other genres with as much enthusiasm and respect for history as you do indie rock and underground hip hop.

Not mentioned here are Skinny Puppy, who were such a direct influence upon NIN (and the modern genre at large) that it could be argued that the latter's "Down In It" steals from SP's earlier "Dig It" and even had the same producer.

BTW, for those who are curious, Industrial and dark/gothic music culture are alive and well (or some of us would say "undead") at Rapture at the Crack Fox on Mondays in Downtown St. Louis:
http://www.rapturestlouis.com

twistofshadows
twistofshadows

From the first two paragraph Drew really establishes that he is narrow minded and he further demonstrates he lacks the inquisitive spirit it takes to be a real journalist. Why not try researching these bands just a little, you may come up with some interesting facts and history that would give you and your audience a new appreciation for some great bands. I think this article should be called, "Six great bands that aren't Nine inch nails, but I think everyone that knows about them and listens to them are idiots." by Drew Ailes. Well, as Drew stated he is an asshole...

aexion
aexion

Please don't write anything about industrial music again. 

robertstrange2003
robertstrange2003

I agree with all except for Die Krupps....they sucked!  also, My Life With a Thrill Kill Cult was more of a "gothic" band than "industrial"

skeletal13
skeletal13

@robertstrange2003 

How are TKK "gothic"?  They are more of an industrial funk band than anything, and sound nothing like say, Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim, Bauhaus, Alien Sex Fiend, Echo and the Bunnymen, etc.

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