Machines of Loving Grace
Similar to Nine Inch Nails' first album before Trent Reznor's darker preoccupations and metal influences started to predominate. Machines of Loving Grace have always had a hard time establishing "street cred' in a genre prone to extremism. Their songs deliver countercultural screeds in a package of Industrial beats which is just a little too neat and tiny to retain the menace to which they aspire. They might be the Unabomber of the Industrial scene if their lyrics, too, didn't ooze with conscientiousness and boot camp obedience.