After releasing their EP at the end 2016, announced that it was the first installment in a trilogy EPs. Just before starting their summer tour, the band has released the second EP the trilogy, Add Violence.
Across the record’s five songs, Nine Inch Nails show f a range sounds and styles. The lead single, “Less Than,” is an upbeat, synth-driven track with touches the band’s infamous industrial sound. Frontman and his bandmates follow up the single with “The Lovers,” a subdued, creeping song with Reznor’s st vocals weaving in and out the minimal blips and deep percussion.
The third track, titled “This Isn’t the Place,” is a moody, downtempo song with hints R&B and soul. The band decides to get loud and industrial on “Not Anymore,” before the explosive track leads into the closing song, “The Background World.” The final track, standing at nearly 12 minutes long, begins with an eerie intro before gradually distorting into chaos.