Pretty Hate Machine is my favorite NIN album. I love the way it combines the darker side of synth-pop with touches of the industrial rock sound that NIN perfected on their later albums. A big part of the appeal is how well-composed and song-oriented it is. I’ve tried finding similar music, but most other industrial music from that era tends seems to favor metal riffs, hard EDM beats, and/or experimental soundscapes over the things I love about Pretty Hate Machine. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place, since what I’m after is arguably closer to Violator than The Downward Spiral, let alone Ministry. Any recommendations are appreciated.