How to Destroy Angels
An Omen EP
It is still not completely clear where Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Mariqueen Maandig (Reznor’s wife) are taking their How to Destroy Angels project. In 2010 when they first released their first self-titled EP, and it was very average, I thought maybe Reznor was just throwing his wife a bone by producing some music for her admittedly nice vocals. Then, when realizing that the 2010 EP was basically average-ish NIN songs with a female vocalist, I thought Reznor may be looking for a new twist on his production style with a female vocalist.
A full album from HtDA still hasn’t come out, and the timing, new information, and what Reznor/Ross did in between EP’s has just created more questions. Reznor is apparently working on new NIN material, set to release a HtDA LP in 2013, and produced two exceptional film scores with Ross (The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). The man is working his ass off, so if some of his work is average I completely understand. That being said, An Omen EP is interesting enough to get me excited about future releases.
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