Ice Age

How To Destroy Angels

About Ice Age

"Ice Age" is a song by American post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels from their second release, An Omen EP. It is also one of four songs from the extended play to be featured on their first full-length release, Welcome Oblivion.


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I find it looks the same, but everything has changed
I find remembering gets harder every day
Sometimes I still believe who I pretend to be
Sometimes, well everything's exactly how it seems

I see the color of your eyes turn to gray
I feel the wind is growing colder every day
Sometimes I open up the walls and disappear
Sometimes the crashing of the waves is all I hear

Ocean, help me find a way
Ocean, wash us all away

I know that everything we did will come around
I take the thought of you and burn it to the ground
Sometimes I'm waiting for this ice age to arrive
Sometimes the hate in me is keeping me alive

Ocean, help me find a way
Ocean, wash us all away
Ocean, help me find a way
Ocean, carry us away

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How To Destroy Angels

How to Destroy Angels is a musical group featuring Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan (who is also the group's art director). The group is named after a 1984 Coil single of the same name. more »

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Ice Age" is performed by How To Destroy Angels, a supergroup formed in 2009 which consists of Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross.
Album Information
The song "Ice Age" is part of their second EP "An Omen" which was released in November 2012.
Song Genre
Described as a departure from Reznor and Ross' previous heavy electronic sound, "Ice Age" incorporates elements of folk, acoustic and ambient music.
Video Details
The music video for "Ice Age" was directed by acclaimed filmmaker John Hillcoat, who has also directed films like 'The Road’ and ‘Lawless’.
"Ice Age" was praised by critics for its distinct approach compared to the usual industrial style of Trent Reznor, focusing more on Mariqueen Maandig's ethereal vocal performance and deep lyricism about change and adaptation.
Chart Performance
Despite not being a commercial hit in terms of chart performance, "Ice Age" became one of the popular songs of How to Destroy Angels, demonstrating their musical versatility.
Notable Performances
"Ice Age" was performed live in a more amplified, electric format during How To Destroy Angels' performances at 2013's Coachella Music Festival, adding a different dimension to the song.
Unique Sound
The sound of "Ice Age" is characterized by looped acoustic guitar picked sequences and deep, slow moving synth backgrounds that provide a stark, chilling backdrop to the track.
Song Meaning
The song's lyrics convey a reflective and introspective mood, with themes of transition, isolation, and the passage of time, as suggested by the title "Ice Age".
Acclaimed Collaboration
"Ice Age" and the entire "An Omen" EP was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who have collaborated together on several successful film scores, including the Oscar-winning soundtrack for 'The Social Network'.

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