STOP SHOUTING, START LISTENING: Trent Reznor and the genesis of The Social Network soundtrack

Within the twisted and broken heart of The Social Network movie we find a story that is really about the the growing pains of those who achieve greatness; behind every brilliant idea there lies the bodies and shattered dreams of peers and former collaborators, once friends, now sworn enemies; the many people who get used, beaten or simply left behind as fame and success, and often a toxic blend of ego and paranoia, take over.

[Breaking The Spiral] – Netflix Documentary Reveals How Trent Reznor wrote ‘Hurt’ and The Downward Spiral Broke Into The Mainstream

Reznor had his doubts about Hurt, conscious that even though it is not explicitly about suicide, perhaps a death revisited, it might still allow people to wallow in its mood long enough to fantasise about their own passing. Even though Hurt perhaps offers a glimpse of hope, it remains mired in realisation perhaps too late, and this distanced perspective can become appealing if it is allowed to be romanticised into the idea of being ‘in a better place’.

[Heavy Metal Therapy] – Standing At The Edge – Mental Health and Catharsis on The Downward Spiral

The Downward Spiral is commonly acknowledged as a challenging, bleak, and sometimes depressing album. Its lyrics speak of pain and misery while its music is angry and defiant; with the album’s narrator often switching sides in this disorientating push and pull of emotions. It is hard to say why the alternative and metal fans identifiedContinue reading “[Heavy Metal Therapy] – Standing At The Edge – Mental Health and Catharsis on The Downward Spiral”

INTERVIEW – NINE INCH NAILS AND THE CREATIVE PSYCHE BEHIND TRENT REZNOR’S GREATEST ALBUM

LISTEN – AN EXAMINATION OF THE GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM DETAILS THE SOUND, THEMATIC SCOPE, AND ENDURING LEGACY OF ONE OF NINE INCH NAILS’ MOST IMPORTANT MASTERWORKS!