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.