Re: Dominic Howard
Never really listened to much Muse before the new album but my god was i blown away by this one!
As stated above, brilliant drumsound, having watched a few vids on youtube, it kinda sounds similar to Mike Portnoy's vistalites with Hammer of the Gods. With toms that sound like that it doesn;t surprise me that he larrups into them on this record.
Assassin is an incredible song, so thrashy, SO GOOD!! lol
I love the simplicity of Starlight, solid as a rock and IMO fits the song 100%.
And as for Knights of Cydonia.......EPIC, nothing more, nothing less.
With regards the double bass question, when listening to a live version of assassin on youtube I reckon I definitely heard a good few bars of double pedal playing.
Blacks holes and revelations ,to me, seems like a combo of Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and borderline (maybe not quite) rage against the machine influences. The guitarro cites tom morello as a major influence so I'm not surprised.
As you can no doubt tell I'm very enthusiastic about this album, just a pity i haven't had my kit at home for the best part of four months cos of gigging. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!