Nine Inch Nails Are Still ‘Burning Bright’ Years Later
With Trent Reznor's work in so many film scores, and some of Nine Inch Nails' recent work approaching ambient territory, one might forget how vicious and heavy the band would get in its earlier releases. That heaviness is no longer a distant memory, as Reznor and crew have laid out with their new single "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)," off their EP coming out tomorrow, Not The Actual Events. The song puts guitar on full display, creating a really sludgy sound that sounds a little like Sabbath and Godflesh uploaded into a broken computer. Wild-ass guitar solos work themselves out of control under all the static and craziness, making the song both a kind of tribute to the band's earlier work as well as another step foreword in their music. Who said guitars were dead?