January 22, 2004
In the mid-nineties, Rob Halford was a man in search
of a direction.
He had disbanded his previous band
(formed following his well-publicized
departure from the mighty
had professed a lack of interest in metal, and
wanted to do something different.
The result was Two, a collaboration between
himself and then-unknown guitarist John Lowery
and an experiment
into the world of industrial/electronic music.
The band attracted the attention of Trent Reznor,
who signed the band to his Nothing label and
was named executive producer for their only album,
Nine Inch Nails
influences are numerous here,
particularly on tracks such as "If" and
Halford himself occasionally sounded like the Halford
of old but at other times was almost unrecognizeable,
employing the soft-singing style of Reznor and others
in this field.
didn't seem to garner much interest, as
traditional metal fans knew this wouldn't be their
cup of tea, and Two the band was never heard from again.
Halford eventually returned to the metal field with
his own band
(and now is back in Priest),
relegating Two to rarely mentioned footnote status.
- I Am a Pig
- Stutter Kiss
- Water's Leaking
- My Ceiling's Low
- Leave Me Alone
- Deep in the Ground
- Hey, Sha la La
- Wake Up
- Bed of Rust