Many people call Stabbing Westward a Nine Inch Nails rip off. Darkest Days proves those people wrong. Stabbing Westward is such a unique Industrial band with their own original sound. Every song on this album is packed with so much emotion and power. The instruments and electronics are amazing, and Christopher Hall’s voice brings the haunting and brooding lyrics to life like no other singer could. The band has really matured since Ungod and Wither Blister Burn + Peel, and it shows through the music and lyrics on Darkest Days.It’s such a shame that Stabbing Westward isn’t a very well known band, because the talent they posses is greater than a majority of the bands that are on the covers of magazines. Some people even say they’re better than NIN. Those words will never come from my mouth, but I will say this. Stabbing Westward is one of the very few bands whose records I will buy. I highly recommend Darkest Days, especially to fans of Industrial, and to people who don’t care to just hear screaming and swearing.