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How to destroy angels_ - An Omen
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 17 ratings
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November 13, 2012 / Release Date
EP / Format
Columbia / Label
Downtempo / Genre
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No Ripcord

Despite the flawed first track, this record is another great addition to Reznor’s catalogue and an excellent step forward for How to destroy angels_.

FACT Magazine

How to destroy angels_ proves that for most artists, even those as accomplished as Reznor, it takes more than a new name or a personnel change for reinvention. 


omen_ is driven by atmosphere and texture, feeling at times like an offshoot of Reznor and Ross' soundtrack work, and at others a bit like Reznor's Ghost project.

Consequence of Sound

The EP’s major aesthetic shifts do lead to one issue: the lack of a core or soul to How to destroy angels_, a shortcoming which will hopefully be resolved on the outfit’s forthcoming long-player.


Vocals really hinder this project, and by the it meanders a lot


"On the first listen, I wasn't really too into it. But I listened to it again and again and it's started really growing on me. It's something that's really dark at times...and it just takes you, kind of, to a different realm. It's like Trent Reznor is kind of trying to take the next step forward under a different name. This is something that can tide you over until something new Nine Inch Nails come out. Reznor does provide some of the vocals on some of the tracks on this album, but his ... read more


Interesting IDM sort of feeling EP.

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Track List

  1. Keep it together
  2. Ice age
  3. On the wing
  4. The sleep of reason produces monsters
  5. The loop closes
  6. Speaking in tongues

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Added on: September 24, 2012