(9/1/13) Monty's Catch of the Day - Nine Inch Nails
9/1/2013 8:25:00 AM
What!!! Nine Inch Nails as a "catch of the day"??? Nine Inch Nails on Chillville???
Yes, it's true. We have been known to play some NIN on the show...the chiller tracks of course. So with the release of their new LP coming out next week, I figured "why the hell not". Hesitation Marks is the name of their long awaited comeback album since front man, Trent Reznor, took time off from the band. It's also the first album in 5 years. Now I've had a chance to listen to the record, and you can tell that Reznor is maturing in his music and his personal life. As a matter of fact, he's gotten married and had a child since the band went on hiatus. What I mean by "maturing" is that the tracks on this album are a little more subdued compared to previous work. Don't expect to hear the testosterone filled songs that you've heard on The Downward Spiral, Year Zero, or The Fragile. The album has much more electronics and a little more thought put into the melody & lyrics. This goes for today's catch called "Find My Way". The best way to describe this tune is a combo of "Into the Void", "Closer", and "A Warm Place". It's filled with beautiful synthesized ambience and heavy soul-searching piano chords. Hesitation Marks will also be released in two formats - the normal release, and the audiophile release. According to NIN, they "wanted to give fans a different experience of Hesitation Marks, closer to the sound the band experienced during their own recording and mastering process." The main difference is that "the standard version is loud, and has 'more of a bite', the more mastered audiophile version emphasizes the bassline and more intricate mastering." It doesn't matter which version that you get, just as long as you get it. As a hardcore Nine Inch Nails fan, I am very pleased with the album and have enjoyed hearing Reznor's change of sound over the years. This is the key reason why they are a legendary band, and have lasted over the test of time. You can hear a clip of "Find My Way" in the audio player above. Good things!
Check out Nine Inch Nails' behind-the-scenes tour documentary from their more recent shows in the past few months.