Trent Reznor has been pretty busy since he shelved Nine Inch Nails, and the release of The Slip, back in 2007. He got married, started a band with his wife, provided the soundtrack for a couple of David Fincher films and even won an Oscar for Best Original Score.
With Reznor is returning back to his roots in more ways than one. Besides being the first new material launched under the Nine Inch Nails banner in close to eight years, the album also marks a return to the band’s original industrial roots. Expect programmed synths as opposed to crunching electric guitars.
Always tech savvy, Trent Reznor has decided to release Hesitation Marks in two different versions. One is produced with standard mixing to keep it competitive with today’s recording loudness wars. The second, dubbed the “Audiophile Mastered Version”, comes with extended dynamic range.