Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How To Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion (2013)
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen have concocted a dark, brooding experience that sucks you in with its seductive beauty. Unsurprisingly, the music is very similar to NIN, but the key difference is Mariqueen's fragile, haunting vocals which allow for a wider range of emotions and themes. Additionally, HTDA has more in common with Reznor's recent film score work than the most recent NIN albums (The Slip and Ghosts I-IV) which are more guitar-driven. The music flows very organically and peers into the dark corners of the psyche with unnatural ease. The subtle glitch work and menacing bass beats make for an atmospheric, eerie journey that will make your spine tingle.

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