With Teeth review by Nine Inch Nails

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  • Released: May 3, 2005
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.9 (84 votes)
Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth
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Sound — 8
With Teeth tends to break away from the heavy scrapes and mechanical noises of previous albums such as "Broken" and "The Downward Spiral." Yet is not all that similar to the light instrumental and string cortet sound of it's predecessor "The Fragile." The album seems to take on a whole new sound of it's own with it's light drum beats and moderate guitar riffs. While a long-time listener of Nine Inch Nails may find songs such as "All The Love In The World" and "Only" to be quite different than what they're used to. Songs such as "Right Where It Belongs" seem to resemble the tone and feeling of previous songs like "Hurt." But with it's mix of new and different (yet familiar) sounds, With Teeth seems to be able to hold it's own.

Lyrics — 8
Most of the lyrics are somewhat low and dark in contrast to the upbeat sound of the music that accompanies them. Where as lyrics to songs like "You Know What You Are?" fit quite well with their heavy aggressive riffs.

Overall Impression — 8
As every NIN album tends to be different than the one that came before it, "With Teeth" is no exception. Reznor continued to make an album that fit his creative urges at that point in time. While "With Teeth" may not be a masterpiece at first listen, it does tend to grow on you. "Right Where It Belongs" might be one of the songs that gets absorbed quicker, but sure enough other songs like "Everyday Is Exactly The Same" will soon hold a place in your heart as well.

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