What seems like a mix of Aphex Twin’s “Girl/Boy” and David Bowie’s “Black Star” Nine Inch Nails’ latest song, “God Break Down the Door”, is yet another example of how he continues to prove that he can not be confined to the 4 walls that is industrial rock. Like Bowie, Trent Reznor does not belong in a box.
“God Break Down the Door” is nothing short of controlled chaos. With its pulsating and rhythmic techno drum beats, it’s hard not to hear the impact of Atticus Ross since he officially joined Nine Inch Nails in 2016. Digging a little deeper, I also picked up on a lot of references from NIN’s “Ghosts I-IV”, which heavily featured etherial soundscape synthesizers and crunchy bass/drums to make up the digital and analogue orchestration that has become a staple in Nine Inch Nail’s discography.
“God Break Down the Door” is the first single from Nine Inch Nails’ new album, Bad Witch, which is set to be released on June 22nd. Shortly after Reznor and Co. will hit the road for their 2018 North American tour.
Austin Newkirk is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. You’ll likely find him in one of three places - out at the beach with his dog, Ky, at a brewery sipping on a stout, or out shooting your next favorite band.