An Omen EP

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Nov 28, 2012
    6
    The first EP from How to Destroy Angels was, in fact, a fabulous mix of seduction and romanticism with a certain adrenaline. It wasn't an aggressive album although it was powerful in its own way. This Omen EP is somewhat flawed: there are no songs that will stick to your memory for days or even songs that will make check their names as they play on iTunes, but you can't say you didn't likeThe first EP from How to Destroy Angels was, in fact, a fabulous mix of seduction and romanticism with a certain adrenaline. It wasn't an aggressive album although it was powerful in its own way. This Omen EP is somewhat flawed: there are no songs that will stick to your memory for days or even songs that will make check their names as they play on iTunes, but you can't say you didn't like it. For better or for worse, it's an album that you'll forget in a year but still an album you should be listening for a few days. Expand
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 7, 2013
    70
    If it's not wholly satisfying as an EP, blame that entirely on how it winds up showcasing promise: hearing it, you want to know what How to Destroy Angels will do over the course of a full album.
  2. Kerrang!
    Jan 2, 2013
    80
    A deeply unsettling, murky digital fog of a release. It's also brilliant. [24 Nov 2012, p.54]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 21, 2012
    83
    With Atticus Ross, Reznor pieces together wintry electronic headphone epics and deftly threads Maandig's ghostly sensuality into enigmatic tapestries. [30 Nov 2012, p.73]