Album Review: Muse – The 2nd Law (2012)

"The 2nd Law," Muse (Warner Bros.)

Heavily influenced and subtle like an A-bomb, 4/5 stars Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Writer The word “epic” gets thrown around a lot these days, but after Muse’s sixth studio effort, there is no denying that the British alternative rockers’ LP is just that. The new album, “The 2nd Law,” might not be as straightforward thematically as their last release, “The Resistance” in 2006, but it is a similar, yet broader beast, with influences ranging from Queen to Bachman Turner Overdrive to Skrillex. The album is enormously filmic and large in scale. The first track, “Supremacy,” opens with a loud, floor-shaking percussion that slowly morphs into tightly wound militaristic drums that back frontman Matthew Bellamy’s…