Weird stuff, good stuff
It first did remind me of Nirvana's Something in the Way somehow. then you mentioned NIN there and it started to remind me of their song "Lights in the Sky" more than "Hurt". I love NIN so it's not hard to love this one too. There could be something else here too, though, like bass or ambient mumbling somewhere in the background.
The thing that I'm wondering is that why you don't have other songs like homophobe, that one is crazy awesome. I'd like to hear something like that from you, but of course you will do your thing and that's the only way to go! I should know, I have tried my best lately to record something that's more like in your face- type of shit with banging drums and distorted guitars. And then I realize that it ain't time for that now. Like yesterday I recorded ANOTHER acoustic song (although it's an important song to me). If you care to listen it's there, "Great Treasure".