Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to Destroy Angels : EP

Trent Reznor puts together another band and I shrug my shoulders in total indifference. The music is distinctively NIN for the most part, but this incarnation has his wife, Mariqueen Maandig taking the lead role here. Kinda drab as a vocalist in my opinion. Though obviously backed by Reznor she lacks the intensity that Trent can pull together vocally. She breaks down into odd whispers, repetitive phrases,  and low murmurs over some well put together, feedback riddled instrumentals. I kinda dislike "Husband & Wife" teams. Rarely do they work out for the better. Be it John & Yoko, Kurt & Courtney, etc. This just perpetuates the theory for me. Instrumentally those looking for a NIN fix, go for it. Those who don't want to hear a half-assed, watered down female fronted version of NIN, skip it.


  1. Yeah,you hit the nail on the head.

    NIN with poorly done female vocals,hardly worth the effort required to listen to it.

  2. I agree. It just sounds like NIN regurgitated and sung by a girl who has no fire.