So just like it was promised – here you go! Trent Reznor and his brave team who destroy angels, HTDA, or How To Destroy Angels, released their first – ! – studio album. Welcome Oblivion.
And here you can hear that Mariqueen Maandig is not only whispering, but even singing loudly and – what’s more – even sime swears! (like in Too Late, All Gone),
surprisingly enough after all the mellow vocals in all the tracks of HTDA, that one could found before the album was out. Though anyways, all the roughness of lyrics, even so-in-Trent-NIN-style, just melts right away, when Mariqueen sings/whispers/talks.
And yes, regarding the fact that the last Nine Inch Nails (NIN) album was out in 2008, losta ‘nails’-fans see HTDA as incarnation of NIN. Yet the thing is there is as much of Trent, as of other his amigos like aforenamed Mariqueen, and also Atticuss Ross and Rob Sheridan – although this one works mostly with video and graphics.
And yes, though it smells like everything Trent ever made, strating with Pretty Hate Machine and ending with The Slip, just right throught the Ghost (I-IV), but no, this is definetely another project, and yes, you can hear Trent’s vocals here, but just a little and only when super needed. So altogether, even with this feel of Trent’s music strengths and familiar chaos in sound, all this sounds much more sleek, like some kind of odd, however still brilliant jewelry.
Well, surely, cuz they are not up to nail, but to destroy angels only.
You can check it already with music video, on the track How Long?
And yes, a bit of some traditional tracklist
1. The wake-up
2. Keep it together
3. And the sky began to scream
4. Welcome oblivion
5. Ice age
6. On the wing
7. Too late, all gone
8. How long?
9. Strings and attractors
10. We fade away
11. Recursive self-improvement
12. The loop closes
13. Hallowed ground
u can try to download it here