How To Destroy Angels - Welcome to Oblivion

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    Justin V.

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    How To Destroy Angels is releasing Welcome Oblivion, their debut, on March 5. The video for their new single "How Long" was directed by Shynola. Check it out below!! Thoughts everyone?

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    CD:
    01 The wake-up
    02 Keep it together
    03 And the sky began to scream
    04 Welcome oblivion
    05 Ice age
    06 On the wing
    07 Too late, all gone
    08 How long?
    09 Strings and attractors
    10 We fade away
    11 Recursive self-improvement
    12 The loop closes
    13 Hallowed ground

    Vinyl:
    01 The wake-up
    02 Keep it together
    03 And the sky began to scream
    04 Ice age
    05 Welcome oblivion
    06 On the wing
    07 Too late, all gone
    08 The province of fear
    09 How long?
    10 Strings and attractors
    11 Recursive self-improvement
    12 Unintended consequences
    13 We fade away
    14 The loop closes
    15 Hallowed ground

    [video=youtube;1sUTVT7HzSg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sUTVT7HzSg[/video]
     
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    minuteforce

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    I like the video a lot, and the track's alright but I'm not crazy about it. I'm glad it's less NIN-esque than their earlier work, though, and I hope the other songs on the album follows suit
     
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    I'm on the fence about it, I hope this album is more traditionally focused than An Omen, I like soundscapes and ambient music but i'd rather Trent put that into his soundtracks.

    Saying that though, this song is fresh and I hope there's more where that came from.
     
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    Never heard of the band, listened to the video. I liked it. Gonna go look em' up.

    Thanks for that! :awesome:
     
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    Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels

    Figured I would share their new single "How Long?" with Y'all. I personally love the very experimental sound of the song, but I could understand why some would not like it. Thoughts? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sUTVT7HzSg
     
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    I like it! Sounds a bit like Depeche Mode (sound-wise). Also love the vocal layering during the chorus.
     
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    I think the pre-orders for the album are about to go live. They've been posting videos with bits and pieces of music on their twitter.
     
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    The album is very weird. It's somewhere in between the weirder stuff on Year Zero, Ghosts and the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack. I like my abstract and sound sculpture stuff, but I was hoping for more solid "songs". The EP was pretty much the bulk of the solid songs. The rest is great laidback instrumentals with a few lines thrown in there.

    This is more like an awesome spring cleaning soundtrack or something to throw on while gaming. But as a sit down listening experience, I was kind of bored.

    Edit: And 65:24 is way too long for an album without very many solid songs. His soundtrack work and Ghosts does this sort of thing a bit better imo. And I am a total Reznor fanboy but I have to be honest.
     
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    Even though I like the album, I feel like it sounds too much like NIN (but with a female main vocalist). I wish they'd done more things like "How Long" and "Ice Age".

    I'm a NIN fan so technically speaking, this shouldn't be a problem. The thing is, though, why have a different band if the sound is almost the same as your original band?
     
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    I'm liking this album
     
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    Keeeen. Ice Age is pretty phenomenal.
     
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    I agree. In my opinion, that has often made their music bland and predictable and I was glad to hear a departure from that in "How Long?"
     
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    Bland and predictable are probably the last words I'd use to describe any music Trent has done.

    I haven't heard any songs from the EP or LP, so I've been holding off quite a while. Pumped it comes out today and I'll be listening to it later.
     
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    All I'm saying is, much of the How To Destroy Angels stuff (though I haven't heard this debut album) seriously resembles things T-Rez has done before. The beats on "An Omen", in particular, sound leftovers from "The Social Network" and "Dragon Tattoo".

    This isn't necessarily a bad thing and, to some extent, should certainly be expected. Additionally, with songs like "How Long?", they've started to really get away from it, which I like. :)
     
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    Jesus christ. That was the dirtiest album I've ever heard. Year Zero on steroids. So weird and out there. Some really amazing songs in there, too. Well done.
     

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