Nine Inch Nails

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Add Vi­o­lence (The Null Cor­po­ra­tion) ★★★★ In De­cem­ber 2016, Trent Reznor and newly ap­pointed NIN mem­ber (but long­time Reznor col­lab­o­ra­tor) At­ti­cus Ross dropped an early Christ­mas present with Not The Ac­tual Events. Set to be part of a tril­ogy of EPs, the stun­ning re­lease drew heav­ily from pre­mium and gritty 90s era NIN. Add Vi­o­lence takes quite a dif­fer­ent path, one that more re­sem­bles Reznor’s lighter post-2000 ap­proach. Lead sin­gle Less Than isa banger with a crazy big cho­rus. Ross’ in­flu­ence cer­tainly shines through – The Lovers and This Isn’t the Place have su­perb sound­scapes that would fit onto one of the duo’s film scores. Add Vi­o­lence has an over­all eerie and cin­e­matic at­mos­phere that proves Reznor as one of mod­ern mu­sic’s most con­sis­tently ex­cel­lent con­trib­u­tors. - Hugh Collins

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