"On its own merits, this is an okay single of a very good song, but nothing to write home about. If you simply want to hear these songs, you should know that the 10-track "Head Like a Hole" maxi-single contains the two "Down In It" remixes (shred and singe) from this disc -- plus the interesting demo version, not included here -- and the "skin" mix is the version on Pretty Hate Machine. Unless you're amassing a complete halo collection, buy HLH instead.(For those of you out of the loop: Each official NIN release has a "halo" number, in order of publication. This is Halo 1, Pretty Hate Machine is Halo 2, HLH is Halo 3, and so on.)"
M. Randall | Allen Park, MI | 10/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first Halo, although you can obtain all of these tracks on Pretty Hate Machine & Head Like A Hole... This is basically just for the fans who want every Halo, like me. I have every halo except for the video halo and i dont own that because i know it will be released on dvd on day and i shall wait >:)"
Kinda like a cloud.........this one is way up in the sky
red_vw-bus | Great North East | 07/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was an awesome introduction to Trent Reznor, aka Nine Inch Nails........I wish halo one coulda been the Head Like a Hole single instead..BUT, Down In It was a good start. I like this song ONLY when I have a subwoofer on at the same time, otherwise it's not as good.....so, blare all three dif. versions of down in it with yer subwoofer for the full effect."
A Must for halo collectors otherwise.....
red_vw-bus | 03/15/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not saying that this single was at all bad. It's just that all three songs appear on other CDs. For Example Down in It (Skin) is really on 'Pretty Hate Machine' and as for the other two, Down in It (Shred) and Down in It (Singe), they appear on 'head like a hole' Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad single at all. It's just you can get the same songs from later CDs. A must for Halo collectors (like me) but to not waste money buy 'pretty Hate Machine' and 'Head like a Hole' and get all three songs...plus more. Alright see ya!"
twizted | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Down in it (Skin) sounds too close to the original, but (Shred) and (Singe) are awesome re-mixes and good dance tunes! Too bad there's only 3 re-mixes here, but it's definitely worth the price. This song is good no matter how you mix it!"