Who cares if something sounds like something else, as time goes on and more bands come in to fruition, there is bound to be more bands that take elements from other bands and the bands that are held in high regard, such as NIN etc. Originality is hard to achieve, but at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter if you like it you like it, if not no one is forcing you to listen to it. Personally I love Tyler's work here!
Well I do like The New Slaves, but to say that this is either unique or unlike nine inch nails would be quite a stretch. He's obviously heavily influenced by Trent Reznor, but there's nothing wrong with that.
@hunterdark You're entitled to your opinion, but I really don't hear much NIN here. Tyler has his own sound and you can hear it through most of his work (check out the last two 16volt records, you'll see what I mean). I think calling this a NIN wanna be would be like calling FLA a Skinny Puppy wanna be. They're in the ballpark, but they're hardly the same game.
I dunno, I always thought what Tyler was doing was cool and unique for his time, especially his work with 16 volt like "TherapY'.. "Somebody to Hate".. unless you don't like 16 volt either.