Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos: #2 - Bloody Disgusting!

Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos: #2

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Tomorrow sees the release of How To Destroy Angels debut full length album Welcome Oblivions, which comes out via Columbia Records (pre-order on iTunes. Tomorrow also sees our number one pick in our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos countdown. But that means we still have to show you number two, which you can check out below. However, I have to give a warning that it’s NSFW, so be careful where you watch it!

“Happiness In Slavery


Album: Broken EP
Director: Jon Reiss

Many people thought that when we premiered Cattle Decapitation‘s “Forced Gender Reassignment that it was simply a rip off of this classic NIN video. While I can see some similarities, there are far too many drastic differences for me to think of them as being in the same vein. “Forced Gender Reassignment” is a commentary on belief and how it is forced on others while “Happiness In Slavery” is a commentary on pain versus pleasure.

“Happiness In Slavery” might be one of the most interesting takes on violent sexual arousal ever put into music video form. Completely uncensored and never one to shy away from explicit shots, the video is as visually arresting as it is unsettling.

It is also a chilling reminder of how music can affect the body, especially when it comes to the raw auditory assault of Nine Inch Nails.

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  • GreigShelob

    Excellent. I’m happy you’ve put this at #2. Very overlooked and forgotten video (in my experience anyway).

    Having Bob Flanagan do some of the stuff for real was a brilliant idea.

  • Golic

    as I guessed from the start, ‘Closer’ will be #1

  • markajacoby

    Well that and the fact that Cattle Decapitation’s song was horrible and this is an absolute classic. That and the fact that Cattle Decapitation’s video was a bunch of hyped nothing whereas when this came out it was like nothing you’d ever seen before. Other than that, I can see the similarities.

    And as for “Closer” you knew it had to be #1. A phenomenal video for one of my least favorite NIN songs.