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With his long-time collaborator and film-scoring partner Atticus Ross officially a member of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor explores even more skin-crawling, drama-escalating atmospherics. Not the Actual Events is a five-song EP that plunges deep into the murky abyss—lyrics of despair, confusion, and discontent grind against a wall of buzzsaw guitars, electronic effects, and apocalyptic textures. Palpable intensity spills out of “Dear World,” the lamenting “She’s Gone Away,” and the dystopian “Burning Bright (Field on Fire).” “The Idea of You” recalls With Teeth with its live drums and pummeling guitar balled into a tight fist that wildly expands and contracts in classic NIN style.

Customer Reviews

Classic NIN is reborn

Finally what us NIN fans have all been waiting for : a step back into the angst ridden past. Very distorted and edgy sounding. It's like NIN on acid. This is the NIN we've been missing. Welcome back :)

Testing the fence.

I'm not sure what drove this, but it's a fresh take for NIN. It is challenging and layered. A sonic treat. It's complex and carries secrets. I'm thrilled that Trent keeps going. It's been an amazing ride. I wish nothing but the best for him. If he never made a single new song again, I'd remain just as thankful for such phenomenal music. Atticus + NIN has been such an added bonus. Again, I'm just so happy and thankful for all Trent has done. I know it's been a hard road many times for him, but he continues to give so much with his talent. I hope he knows how much it means to long time fans like me. We love his music, but are more happy he is seeing the reward and recognition, personal and professional, that he deserves.

not the actual events

Cmon Reznor,Really!!!! You went from downward spiral to this. This has no rhyme or reason. Especially .no reason.


Formed: 1989 in Cleveland, OH

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Nine Inch Nails were the most popular industrial group ever and were largely responsible for bringing the music to a mass audience. It isn't really accurate to call NIN a group; the only official member is singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, who always remained solely responsible for NIN's musical direction (he was, however, supported in concert by a regular backing band). Unlike the vast majority of industrial artists, Reznor wrote melodic, traditionally structured songs where lyrics...
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