Yeah, it sounds like a song off a "bridge" CD. What I mean by that, is I have faith NIN (Trent) is going through a little introspective period, and will come out with something "less forgiving" on his next outing. I hope so anyway.
I liked the tune, but I've liked their slow, softer stuff as well as their harder stuff.
I've got all the songs for pretty hate machine, though the my actual cd(s) have been stolen/ lost twice. I was told it's out of print for right now, so I just have to locate a copy. I picked up both versions of the second album when they came out, and have downward spiral , and further down the spiral. I recently went out to pickup the newer ones (which I also have some songs from), but got sidetracked by Ministry- In case you didn't feel like showing up (live)(1990?), and Curve- Doppleganger (from 1992).
I did manage to pickup NIN- Rusty Nails II, put out by Dragon Records (I'm sure a black market label). If you liked everything through Down. Sprl. you'll like this if you can find it. It has remixed and unreleased off the first three
and the whole album is continuous mixed. Highly recommended.