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The band that is made up of 1 person , Trent Reznor. He himself has paved the path to industrial music and Marilyn Manson.
God money I’ll do anything for you.
God money just tell me what you want me to.
God money nail me up against the wall.
God money don’t want everything he wants it all.

No you can’t take it
No you can’t take it
No you can’t take that away from me
No you can’t take it
No you can’t take it
No you can’t take that away from me

Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I’d rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I’d rather die than give you control.

Bow down before the one you serve.
You’re going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You’re going to get what you deserve.
by XIII November 07, 2004
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An Industrial Metal band. A great mix of Synth and Rock music. Are ironically against commercialism but now one of the most famous Industrial bands.

Gave way to Marilyn Manson.

Did not give way to: Slipknot, Limp Bizkit or any Nu metal shit.
nine inch nails
by mike December 29, 2003
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One of the greatest industrial bands, composed of 1 memeber, Trent Reznor(greatest musician). The reason i said one of the greatest bands, and not THE greatest band is because The faint, Skinny puppy, Wumpscut, and Frontline Assembly are great bands too.
by Fuckthepainaway February 16, 2005
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1. 9 nails that are an inch in length

2. An insignificant quantity of nails that are uniformly 9 inches of length

3. A phrase describing what an entity named 'nine inch' does.

4. trent reznor (a.k.a. God)
I have a handful of nine inch nails.
by lingojac March 09, 2009
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Band that despite no longer being the centre of attention in the metal world, continue to rock, and rock well.

I am led to believe that Trent wrote the song "hurt", performed by Johnny Cash.
you let me violate you

you let me desecrate you

you let me penetrate you

you let me complicate you
by Gumba Gumba March 21, 2004
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Post-industrial band founded in the 80's consisting of writer/vocalist/mandolin/saxophone/guitar/tamborine/synth/drum machine/sampler/laptop/tuba/accordion/xylophone/white noise and vuvuzela player Trent Reznor and through most of its live lifespan guitarist Robin Finck. Other notable personnel include Alessandro Cortini, Aaron North, Danny Lohner aka Renholdër, Atticus Ross, Ilan Rubin, Josh Freese, Chris Vrenna, Flood, Dave Grohl, Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez, Charlie Clouser, Richard Patrick, Jerome Dillon, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and others.

Genre is Industrial Rock and Industrial Metal. Very layered pseudo-EBM/Rock hybrid most of the time throughout the peak of its popularity, more of an alternative rock feel since With Teeth, excluding Year Zero, which was mostly glitch and Ghosts I-IV, which is broadly ambient. NIN is profanity and angst ridden almost all the time, so much so that it has been known for its angst (which can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your tastes). Started out with a (particularly dark) synthpop album much like Ministry, one of Trent's big influences along with Skinny Puppy, Gary Numan, Soft Cell, Throbbing Gristle, David Bowie and Pink Floyd to name a handful.

Pretty good. Nice amount of varied sound throughout the whole discography and one of the more abrasive sounding artists in modern rock music.
Critically and commercially, NIN's greatest album is usually considered to be The Downward Spiral, although fans tend to be totally split, with preferences mainly towards either TDS, The Fragile, Year Zero and Pretty Hate Machine.

Nine Inch Nails is that "fuck you like an animal band", that "hand that feeds" band and that "I hurt myself today" band. If you are referring to them as such learn the fucking song names.

It should be noted that NIN is not Industrial music, as it is commonly incorrectly referred to. Again, it is INDUSTRIAL ROCK. Different genre that sounds totally different. Save yourself from looking like a fool and make the distinction, because saying "Industrial" to describe any Post-Industrial artist is you being like one of those dumbshits who calls any electronic music "techno"...and you don't want to be one of them.
by Rod_Jonse January 12, 2013
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Simon: "I need to build a house. How long should the nails be?"
Tamorania: "Nine inches. You need nine inch nails"
by Tre' Sowers February 19, 2007
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