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Nine Inch Nails

The Downward Spiral



Released: 1st Mar 1994


2 cd deluxe

Released: 7th Feb 2005


out of stock

The Downward Spiral positioned Trent Reznor as industrial's own Phil Spector, painting detailed, layered soundscapes from a wide tonal palette.

crashing metal guitars mix with several newfound elements such as  expanded song structures, odd time signatures, shifting arrangements filled with novel sounds & tremendous textural variety. 'The Downward Spiral' is full of striking sonic juxtapositions & sudden about-faces in tone, which make for a fascinating listen. the album ends on an affecting emotional peak, 'Hurt', famously covered by johnny cash that mingles drama & introspection in a way Reznor had never quite managed before.

The Downward Spiral