Dubstep or not? Whatever it is, it has leaked as an album download. And yeah, it's no question about it - This is heavily inspired by Skrillex. This isn't my cup of tea to be honest, but each to his own I guess. But don't tell me I didn't warn you - Cause even if you're a hardcore muse fan, the 2nd law isn't up their with the classics, that's for sure.
Yeah, it leaked yesterday, Don't believe me? Well check the links at the bottom and find out yourself. Non password protected stuff, with Mediafire and torrent goodies attatched.
I’m not going to argue the fact that 2nd law is a lot of dubstep, a lot. But this album leak still reveals a band in constant motion. I was never personally a fan of their previous album and I think Muse needed a bit of a break from the music scene. And yeah, I was also afraid that the album trailer would be the end of the band. But with the London Olympics theme I was reaffirmed that I didn’t need to worry.
This album rip is a 320kbit/s MP3 rip from Rapidshare, Mediafire and as a torrent. For those of you who plan on getting this album for free, remember to support the band on their upcoming 2012 tour. And for those of you who want to know more about the album in detail, check out this awesome Muse wiki site.
In a interview with Absolute Radio, Matt mentioned the new album may have influences from Justice and DIOYY, and that he was very into the ‘hard electronica’ sound at the moment.
In an NME article according to Dom the band “went to see Skrillex in Camden around October. We went ‘Fuck, it's so heavy', loved it. It was like a full metal gig, they had the circles of death, people were moshing, I hadn't seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with Unsustainable. " Matt added, “Some of that hard dubstep or brostep coming from America is capturing the imagination. The moshpit has moved from guitars and gone towards the laptop, so with that song we're trying to see if we can challenge the laptop. We created something that was dubsteppy but we wanted to see if we could do it with real instruments. We wanted to ask, ‘Can rock bands compete with what these guys are doing?'"Files
The 2nd Law: Unsustainable.mp3
The 2nd Law: Isolated System.mp3
Enjoy (even if it's Skrillex ;)