"The Hand That Feeds"

On his first new song in four years, Trent Reznor piles Nine Inch Nails' signature distressed guitars atop a sleek, pulsing beat that could belong to LCD Soundsystem. Hipster dance-rock aside, the pushing-forty frontman summons some of that old mesh-shirted fury for a "Head Like a Hole"-ish refrain: "Will you bite the hand that feeds you/Will you stay down on your knees?"

From The Archives Issue 972: April 21, 2005