Journalistically jamming with my esteemed Minnesota Connected colleague, P.J. Mudd, and his excellent review
of Nine Inch Nails at Xcel Energy Center in September of 2013, I decided to review NIN’s latest album, Hesitation Marks
. After the first few eerily droning sounds of its opening song, “The Eater of Dreams,” I knew I was in for both a challenge and a treat.
My, oh my. Trent Reznor and co-producers Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross have accomplished...!--more-->
Sometimes when you go to see a band that you loved in high school 20 years ago, your expectations aren't high. They have a tendency to not have the same power and impact. This wasn't the case Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center for Nine Inch Nails. Touring in support of their new album Hesitation Marks
, they played unlike a band that released their first album 24 years ago.
They started off the show with "Copy of A" off their new album which immediately had the crowd locked in. Quickly moving to "1,000,000," then on to "Terrible Lie" where we got a taste of a few classics which had the audience singing along. Their use of the fog machine...!--more-->