NIN’s trademark synth and electronic sounds get a straightforward
rock boost on this album courtesy of none other
than bass guru Pino Palladino. In an unusual collaboration,
Palladino splits the bass duties with Autolux’s Eugene
Goreshter and Trent Reznor himself. Palladino’s unmistakable groove stands
out most on “All Time Low,” where he locks into the pocket and brings some
unexpected funk. Whether it’s extreme synth lines or moody bass riffs, this
album offers extreme low frequencies in true NIN fashion.