Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being ... See full summary »

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Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being tortured. Written by Alan Eisinger <aeisinger@macalester.edu>

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22 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Broken was a fantastic album, a self-described "ultra-fast chunk of death." However, that descriptive would better describe the music video accompaniment to the EP. Due to extremely graphic content, this short collection of videos of (fake) torture, rape, sadomasochism, and murder will never see an official release, though it's been widely rumored that Trent Reznor himself leaked a DVD-quality copy on the internet.

Fans of the band, or those with a morbid curiosity need only apply. The scenes are violent, often hard to watch, but like a horrible car crash on the side of the road, you can't help but look. Track it down; it's quite easy enough to find on the Internet. Just be sure not to give copies of it to your unsuspecting friends for Christmas, as one reviewer here has done. As he suggested, you may lose more friends than you'll be keeping.


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