As usual, Rez and company deliver amazing sounds. Haters are going to hate because they can't relate. Stuck in the late 80's?? Those are the same lame people on Facebook trying to relive their high school years. NIN has grown into a well productive adult that hasn't looked back, instead, flourished into a leader of music. Trent is a leader, not a follower. His music shows those of us that really appreciate it that. Those that don't, well, they're just keyboard warriors in their mommy's basement eating pizza and playing video games.
You decide.....I have
I am not a critic.
I am just a person who has an extensive wide ranged music library.
Art is Resistance
Art is Witness
Art is Community
Art is Action Without Violence
Art changes Hearts Without breaking Bodies
David Bowie , one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century has been quoted in saying , “I can compare Trent Reznor’s influential impact to music to that of The Velvet Underground.” (sorry teens & millennials ....I’ll be polite and just say please go wiki that to catch up on the influence of art to music and music to art....they share such a wonderful symbiotic relationship....prime example -Lou Reed and Andy Warhol.)
In 1988 I was introduced to Nine Inch Nails on the radio (89.5 WSOU Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio)by hearing “Down In It”.
I was going through some rough time and well...was immediately grabbed by what heard and felt and in return I have never let go.
NIN = 30 years = 207 songs = 16 hours and 15 minutes
I use my music to disconnect from the world around me.
I use my music to plug in to the world around me.
I use my music to relate to my life.
I use my music to express me.
Thank You Trent Reznor , your difference , your change , your style has given me the keys to many other doors leading to many different musicians.
A bit of a sidebar note here , I am also an avid gamer and just slammed down some Faction Wars Kombatants in Mortal Kombat X listening to Bad Witch.(now the creepy thing is the album art , one of the pics ,looks like and really reminds me of “The Witch” in Left 4 Dead.)
for the individuals who just complain
stop criticizing when your art is not out for public display
stop reviewing when your art is not out for public display
.........seriously how do you take criticism ......
Thank You Trent Reznor , your music has been .....
Symbiotic to my life.
I am hoping and will wait for more.
Only thing worse is rap
As a life long NIN fan, these last 3 are lacking. "Less Than" and "God Break Down the Door" are great. The rest? Not so much at all. Too Much experimental instrumentals reminiscent of Ghosts. For the record, Broken, The Fragile and Year Zero are my favorites. This feels more like The Social Network soundtrack heavily distorted, with too many overlapping layers of complexity, with Trent's voice peeking out of all of the distortion. I don't need a Gone Girl remix.
By All about the 90s
This album is gar bage. Good lord Trent in times like these we need u to pick up the mantel and rock!!🤘🏻 very few rock bands left that actually make good music. I haven’t lost faith in Trent yet but this album sounds like someone through a microphone in a toilet and sang to the swirling sounds of dung. COME ON TRENT NEXT ALBUM NEEDS TO ROCK!!!
As a long time listener of Nine Inch Nails, I have to say that this album is horrible. He has gone of the reservation with this one as well as a few of his previous releases. This isn't the Nine Inch Nails that we know and love.
Let's face it.
By William Gregorian
Trent will always be in Slam Bamboo, and that's engraved in his DNA. Just because you resonated with his angry phase doesn't mean he's somehow beholden to your arrested development standards. Artists will evolve their music, coming up with newer and creative ways to strike the emotional cords of their fan base. This album is no different, it compares to no one, unlike what some have alluded to here. Just be glad you're getting a steady, and often different streams of music versus having to wait over a decade (I'm looking in your direction, Tool) before a new album is released out...
Some of their best work
I’m surprised with all the bad reviews. I guess some folks just can’t except the fact that artists progress over time. These last three NIN releases are as good as anything they’ve ever done. Bad Witch, Add Violence and Not the Actual Events are up there with Downward Spiral for me. Bad Witch is definitely the most experimental of the three. It almost has a Coil vibe to it which shouldn’t be too surprising since Coil is one of Trent Reznor’s biggest influences. I just love the experimentation on this record. NIN is back in a big way.
Over time I’ve tried to avoid falling into the nostalgia trap. Most of artists I listened to from the 90s are either deceased or in a completely different phase of life. With that, I’ve tried to keep an open mind when listening to the few musicians left who are still forging ahead. NIN definitely requires the same frame of thought when listening to their music. From With Teeth on, Trent’s music definitely took some different directions. He still tried to push creative boundaries while still keeping things dark and interesting. Hesitation Marks I believe was one of the last true to form records, touching on some of the elements predating With Teeth. After Hesitation Marks, there began the succession of these EP’s that have had mixed reviews. The last few I still kept to some kind of theme, and the music did change from each smaller release, almost creating some kind of progression. Like I said, you have to appreciate these releases for what they are. Trent is sober and no longer Haring the word, and we just need to except that.
Now for this last release...Bad Witch. There are some interesting elements, yet the main source of contention for me is lack of cohesion. Even within the songs themselves, NIN start to randomly channel Bowie or Radiohead...and not in a good way. For NIN standards, even in their twilight years, I have a hard time giving this one a pass.
My last thought is that if this is the worst after 30 years of revolutionary work, I can live with it. Let’s just hope NIN will end on a good note. Even Bowie had a few so-so albums, but at least he made the final bookend a great one.
Amazing, The Best! Buy it!
By Jesse Bruce Pinkman
I LOVE this EP!!
The first Not The Actual Events in 2016, the second Add Violence in 2017 and this genius work of art Bad Witch in 2018! Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross- extreme talent never dies! All of this is amazing! Over and Out is my favorite. Please keep making more Nine Inch Nails records, EP’s, tracks, anything! I’ll keep buying it! Much love and thanks for all of your guys’ work!