How to destroy angels_ - An Omen
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
User Score
Based on 11 ratings
November 13, 2012 / Release Date
EP / Format
Columbia / Label
Downtempo / Genres
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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.

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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