Out of all of the Nince Inch Nails tribute albums that
I've heard so far, I like this one the least. First of all, I have never
heard of any of the bands featured here. Secondly, two of the bands,
Transient and Tin Electric, do two
covers here. I think that there are enough bands out there where two
bands donít need to be featured twice on the same tribute CD.
While I personally donít really care for this CD that much, this is
indeed the one NIN tribute album that will most likely appeal to the
more mainstream NIN fan that likes industrial rock music much more than
Most of the songs here have an American industrial rock sound that are
void of any European electro-industrial/EBM influences. This does allow
to make for some heavy and aggressive hard rocking tunes that the mainstream
crowd will love. There are also a few occasions where the songs have
an upbeat drum Ďní bass techno edge that ravers will dig. Basically,
this album is meant for fans of more commercial forms of industrial
and electronic music.
I do admit that overall the album is good and does feature a lot of
variety. But there is just something about it that doesnít really work
for me. It could be the fact that most of the songs have that rock feel
about them. And even the more electronic songs donít have the dark and
dramatic edge of European EBM. But perhaps it all comes down to a matter
of personal taste.
This is a good solid compilation CD featuring some entertaining songs.
I personally would take Closer To The Spiral or Covered
In Nails over this release, but I am sure that there are people
out there that will enjoy this album instead.