It’s safe to say that the new album, “Hesitation Marks,” from Nine Inch Nails is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. The hype surrounding it has very much to do with the reputation Trent Reznor has built in his efforts throughout the longevity of the act, and little to do with any kind of presumptuous pandering the likes of other, notable releases we’ve seen so far. The album will be released to buy on September 3rd, but can be streamed in full over on iTunes right now.

The latest work is something that very few fans could have hoped for, given that Reznor had laid to rest the moniker some years ago. He chose to focus more on writing and producing works for cinema, most notably a Grammy-winning score for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” He’s also been continuing on with his collaboration effort, How To Destroy Angels, a band that includes the plane-shifting vocals of his ultra-hot wife, Mariqueen Maandig.

Though “Hesitation Marks” is much of the same from the 48-year-old industrial rock legend, it’s not to say that the phrase should be taken in negative context. Much of the same from someone who does so well in what they do is a good thing. Reznor averts from any kind of unforeseen tricks and generally lays out an updated version of works past, continuing to develop the layering system many of his fans have become so accustomed to from the artist. For most, it takes multiple go-throughs to really uncover the message behind most of his works, and this effort is no different.

Trent Reznor is a demigod in the electronic world and one who is looked to for inspiration from countless artists. Straying too far from his beloved sound would have been a rookie mistake – and one that would have been more of a call to rehab than anything else.

Rachel Ray, if we may be so bold, is a good fucking cook. She’d be a miserable disc jockey and an even worse road paver. But if you can cook, by all means, cook. If you make music, by all means, make music. All else is filler. “Hesitation Marks” is no filler, and is just another notch on the proverbial belt of Reznor’s titles.

Nine Inch Nails will be coming to the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield on November 13, 2013 and as of right now tickets are still available for those willing to forfeit a first born or hack off any kind of appendage. Plus service fees, of course.