Nine Inch Nails — ADD VIOLENCE EP

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    Over­all — 910
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Sum­ma­ry

ADD VIO­LENCE is an EP by Amer­i­can indus­tri­al rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released dig­i­tal­ly on July 19, 2017, two days ahead of its sched­uled release date, under Trent Reznor’s label The Null Cor­po­ra­tion. It will be fol­lowed by the release of a phys­i­cal com­po­nent the week of August 8 and a CD release on Sep­tem­ber 1. A vinyl release was also announced with no release date set. This marks the sec­ond EP in a pro­posed tril­o­gy fol­low­ing the 2016 release of Not the Actu­al Events.

The album was offi­cial­ly announced on July 13, 2017, and the lead sin­gle LESS THAN” and an accom­pa­ny­ing music video direct­ed by Brook Lin­der were released online. On July 18, “THIS ISN’T THE PLACE” was released with an accom­pa­ny­ing music video direct­ed by Alex Lieu.

In con­trast to their last EP, Not the Actu­al Events, ADD VIO­LENCE is a more acces­si­ble EP, with the first track “LESS THAN” being one of those songs that may very well fit into the hit-song cat­e­go­ry. The fol­low­ing songs are get­ting dark­er and appear to man­i­fest them­selves in an uncom­fort­able feel­ing as if some­thing is not in place and like some­thing ter­ri­ble is about to hap­pen, or has already hap­pened.

REMEM­BER WHEN RECORDS HAD BACK COV­ERS? NO? MAYBE THIS ONE IS IMPOR­TANT.

The cov­er reminds one of a con­trol pan­el of an old syn­the­siz­er or a mil­i­tary device, which bring us back to Year Zero that was released on April 17, 2007. Ana­lyz­ing the back cov­er art for ADD VIO­LENCE EP and lis­ten­ing close­ly to the lyrics of the songs, it seems that the EP might have a con­nec­tion to this album. Fans over the inter­net are already spec­u­lat­ing heav­i­ly about its con­nec­tion with Year Zero. It adds an extra dimen­sion to the entire pre­sen­ta­tion and over­all expe­ri­ence of the album.

Beau­ti­ful­ly Destruc­tive

ADD VIO­LENCE is a beau­ti­ful­ly destruc­tive EP full of new­found ener­gy and excite­ment that requires a num­ber of lis­ten­ings to be ful­ly appre­ci­at­ed and under­stood. It cer­tain­ly is not for every­one, as some may have mixed feel­ings about the direc­tion of the band. Per­son­al­ly, I think it’s a great con­cept, there are lay­ers of hid­den stuff between the grooves that I have yet to dig out and decode that will cer­tain­ly change my review over time.

 

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