Trent razor and Nine Inch Nails almost signify the mid 90’s in my mind. It was a strange period and it almost felt like everyone had run out of ideas. It just seemed like the same shit being repeated but not as good. NIN hit the scene and brought in this really technically competent use of computers, drum loops and production effects and mixed it with a huge dose of sick fuck misery. For a while it just seemed that whatever Reznor touched would turn to gold and together with producer Flood it seemed like everyone wanted to work with them. They were hugely influential and a whole raft of Industrial Metal bands hit their stride riding on the back of the success NIN were having.