In a Hesitation Marks interview, Trent Reznor indicated that Nine Inch Nails were moving more into electronic music. Add Violence continues this shift with the electronic layers of opener ‘Less Than’ and ‘Not Anymore’. The more subdued ‘The Lovers’ and ‘This Isn’t The Place recalls the quieter moments of With Teeth such as ‘All The Love In The World’. Closer ‘The Background World’ repeats a glitchy, noisy, soundscape, similar to ‘Ripe (With Decay) from The Fragile. The production is more assured and cohesive on tracks like ‘Not Anymore’ than the transitional EP Not The Actual Events.