A return to form. 2016's Not The Actual Events is the first installment in Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' recently announced trilogy of EP's and features a welcome return to NIN's peak 90's sound. Fans of The Downward Spiral-era NIN will be stoked to hear a return to that visceral energy, something that has been missing in Reznor's recent works like Hesitation Marks and Ghosts I-IV. Includes "She's Gone Away," a track created for Twin Peaks at the request of David Lynch (featuring Reznor's wife on vocals), "The Idea Of You" featuring Dave Grohl on drums, "Burning Bright (Field Of Fire)" featuring Dave Navarro, and more. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl with three unlisted tracks on the B-side that have been discovered to be selections from The Downward Spiral in reverse: "Hurt," "The Downward Spiral" and "Reptile."
- 180 gram vinyl pressing
- printed inner sleeve with lyrics
- digital download included
- music label: The Null Corporation 2017
reviewed by A.B.E. 11/2017