Monday, May 22, 2017
Nine Inch Nails - Broken (1992)
Influenced by Ministry and Godflesh, the "Broken" EP left behind the typically '80s style synthpop influences and the self-tormenting, passive aggressive feeling of "Pretty Hate Machine". It was fully guitar centered, aggressive and had explicit lyrics about society critics and inner struggles. While these inner struggles were introverted on "Pretty Hate Machine", now they turned more extroverted and this unleashing rage assisted by strongly distrorted sounding, resulted the heaviest industrial record of those times.
Nine Inch Nails was always famous about showing the main direction of musical progression by creating a very high quality record influenced by the additional style and the same time it became a remarkable influence too. "Pretty Hate Machine" illustrated the late '80s pretty well such as "Broken" includes the main musical features of the early '90s. So it's not only an excellent EP, but an important audio document of a musical period.