When progressive metal band From Exile aren’t writing new material, playing shows, or contributing to friends, they have been putting together an EP filled with Nine Inch Nails covers. Everyone I know seems to have at least an basic appreciation for Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor’s artistic credibility and business/marketing sense, being one of the few bands that seem to get next to universal approval. With that in mind, when you decide to cover such a band, you have to do it right!

In the case of From Exile, I’d say they’re pretty much doing it right; keeping faithful to the source material while simultaneously leaving your own touch of style. From Exile already have a huge industrial influence, so this idea works well. Take a look at the following teaser video for a clip of “The Great Below,” originally from NIN’s 1999 album The Fragile.

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This is sounding pretty good! Definitely worth keeping an eye on, with a release expected this spring.

– JR

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