In the Post #90: Muse return with a teaser trailer for forthcoming album ‘The 2nd Law’

By on Thursday, 7th June 2012 at 1:00 pm

Muse have been in hiding since the end of ‘The Resistance’ tour, but they have broken their radio silence to reveal a trailer for their new album which will most likely be called ‘The 2nd Law.’ Now while many including myself were disappointed by ‘The Resistance’, it did live up to the expectation that with Muse, you don’t get same ol’, same ol’. You get experiment. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme said that their new album would be “something radically different” and well, from the trailer, it looks it.

The trailer starts slowly with an orchestral backing, reminiscent of ‘Exogenesis: Symphony’ from ‘The Resistance’, or the end of ‘Absolution’-era ‘Butterflies and Hurricanes’. This plays over scenes of what can only be described as great distress… And then…

A robot…a big scary dubstep-y robot appears around the 1:30 mark and all hell breaks loose, in a mash-up of what sounds like the traditional live Muse guitar wrangling and well, a big pile of dubstep. Make of it what you will, but whether you like the trailer or not, this album sounds like it’s going to be as out there as out there goes. Whether “something radically different” is a good thing? That’s the question on any Muse fan’s lips.


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6:58 pm
7th June 2012

I think it’s safe to say that although Muse want to do something radically different it will not be dubstep. It would be silly.

But also on a similar note, an album trailer that potentially doesn’t even give any snippets of songs is a TERRIBLE idea and really actually giving you nothing about the album. Artists tend to do album teasers usually but they often contain some snippet from the song/songs or even a quick peek at each track from the album itself. This to me is a massively overproduced waste of time by Muse and something that has made me think a lot more negatively of the band.

3:31 pm
14th June 2012

Asimov’s Three Laws are:
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.


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