by Dave Segal
on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM
Now this is not what I expected from Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels group, whose An Omen EP comes out Nov. 13 on Columbia Records. "Keep It Together" is far from typical ca. 2012 major-label fodder. Rather, it's an eerie, bass-heavy, slow-motion mudslide of a tune subtly augmented by whispered male/female vox (Trent and Mariqueen Maandig) and a shiver-inducing drone that could've emanated from Goblin's Suspiria soundtrack. Can radio even handle this sort of low-end evil? Sounds like Mr. Reznor might be listening to Demdike Stare and their ilk on his million-dollar stereo system. I hope this track is an omen for the rest of the EP [*rimshot*].