Nine Inch Nails laid waste to Lollapalooza this weekend, delivering a thundering set of shimmering new tracks and gilded classics. The 100 minute performance, their first in the U.S. since 2009, is now available to fans that weren’t lucky enough to witness this most triumphant of returns below.
The merciless grind and clatter of beloved oldies “March of the Pigs” and “Closer” are accompanied by blasting strobes and echoed by a rampant, grateful festival audience. New tracks, like the sparse but magnificently brooding “Find My Way”, sit comfortably with the myriad of dark masterpieces Trent Reznor already has under his belt. Reznor, looking resplendent with bulging biceps, orchestrates everything from the front of the stage, like an industrialized Mozart. It’s a mammoth set that one would imagine bulldozes anything Lana Del Rey or The Killers had to offer on competing stages. New album Hesitation Marks is released on September 3.