As Marilyn Manson took the stage last night, he owned it like a dictator of death. Twiggy Ramirez thumped at his brooding bass with sludgy riffs to anchor the band’s sound. Shit got goth.
Trent Reznor has made a lifelong career of music that pushes people out of their comfort zone. Under the moniker of Nine Inch Nails, he introduced a generation to bondage and angst. Although Gone Girl was snubbed for a soundtrack Oscar nom this year, it is a powerfully haunting album.
Last night Nine Inch Nails revisited Boston at the Xfinity Center. Fun fact: 1992’s Wish from the Broken EP won a Grammy, and may be the only song ever to do so incorporating lyrics, “fist-fuck.”
AFI have been called hardcore, skate-punk, goth-punk, melodic hardcore … but really, they’re just a very talented band creating deep, rich layers of sound. Jade Puget tells how.