19 Songs, 1 Hour 34 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
243 Ratings
243 Ratings
Heliotropic ,

This is a really good album

I'm slightly surprised this album turned out so well because I wasn't too excited about the tracks "Ice Age" and "How Long?". But, that's just my own personal taste (both those tracks have since grown on me and I enjoy them now). I liked the first self-titled EP released in 2010. But, Welcome Oblivion in it's entirety is a wonderfully fully realized in comparison. I've been listening to it on Pitchfork and I just put it on and let it play, No skipping songs. Yes, you'll hear some familiar sounds but that makes it identifiable. There's a lot going on here in terms of layering and sonic ambience and I love it. For people who keep whining that Trent has lost his edge... they just don't understand the aging process of an artist growing and maturing I guess. And, Mariqueen's voice suits the music well. She was never trying to be Whitney Houston. How To Destroy Angels is dark, atmospheric and beautiful (with a slight tinge of hope). It fits perfectly in to 2013.

oddslane ,

Great album!

Actually no, palecurve: the album itself is only comprised of the first 13 tracks (4 songs from the An omen EP + 9 new songs [or 11 new songs if you purchase the vinyl]); the songs from the first EP are bonus tracks for iTunes only.

As for the album itself: brilliant. I listened to the stream on Pitchfork and was not disappointed. In short, if you enjoyed the An omen EP you'll enjoy the album.

Puffy Rockwell ,

Buy this

It's Trent Reznor, what more do you need to know?

About How to Destroy Angels

Named after a 1984 Coil single, How to Destroy Angels feature Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, former West Indian Girl singer (and Reznor's wife) Mariqueen Maandig, and Atticus Ross (12 Rounds, NIN). Work on the project began a few months after Nine Inch Nails' final show of their Wave Goodbye tour in September 2009. The following spring, the group made its debut with the single A Drowning and a video for the song "The Space in Between," which premiered that May. Soon after, the band made its self-titled debut EP -- which was produced by Ross -- available as a free download. That July, How to Destroy Angels was released on CD through the Null label. In 2011, the group contributed a cover of Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough" to the soundtrack of the David Fincher film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which Reznor and Ross also scored. The following year, How to Destroy Angels prepared their second release, An Omen EP, which became their first major-label recording. A full-length album called Welcome Oblivion appeared in March 2013, just after Reznor announced he was planning to take a new version of Nine Inch Nails on the road in 2014. Welcome Oblivion peaked at number 30 on the Billboard 200 and featured the single "How Long?" ~ Heather Phares

Los Angeles, CA




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