Last week we got to see the official music video for How To Destroy Angels‘s new single Keep It Together, from their forthcoming new EP titled An Omen. Today … we get to hear the entire EP in full right here, right now on the blog. A Soundcloud stream of the EP has been made available by the band ahead of its official release later this month. Click below to hear the entire 6 song EP and see what you think.
I’ve listened to the EP a couple of times now and I have to say, yeah, it’s different. I hear echos of the Ghosts instrumentals that we got a few years ago but there is no way anyone can say this EP sounds like Nine Inch Nails … and that is exactly the point. It sounds to me like Trent Reznor is stretching himself to create new sounds for a new time in his life. I have to say, the stringed instrument use (the one that sounds like a banjo) is a bit jarring for me. Ice Age sounds like a major departure from anything that TR has ever released. I’ll have to give the EP a few more listens before I make a final determination but I do love how surprising this new music sounds. I’m really looking forward to hearing this stuff performed live. What do y’all think? Any hardcore NIN fans out there? Thoughts?