Fans react to Muse's dubstep-tinged trailer for new album 'The 2nd Law'

New footage of sixth studio effort divides opinion

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Fans have delivered mixed reactions to Muse's trailer for their new studio album 'The 2nd Law'. To watch the trailer, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click.

Many fans hailed the clip but expressed reservations on the trio's new direction into dubstep. "It was sounding bloody brilliant until the dubstep kicked in," wrote NME.COM user Liam Moyles. "I like the orchestral part, but the dubstep drop made me sad," added Dane C Posner on NME's Facebook page.

Others, including Sean Cronie, still praised the trailer despite the dubstep section. "Not sure about the 'dubstep' part (even though its obviously played on guitar) but I'm optimistic," he wrote. "I get the feeling this'll be the album 'The Resistance' (although I liked it) should have been. The anger in the trailer is brilliant."

But Nikoletta Bankó really rated it, adding: "Absolutely amazing as always!"

The trailer features a compilation of news footage over a musical backdrop, which initially begins as an ornate, classical piece in the style of track's like 'Butterflies & Hurricanes' before morphing into a full-on dubstep track.

The trailer ends with the words 'The 2nd Law' and 'September 2012' being shown as the music fades out.

The band's new album is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and has been recorded in London.

Little has been revealed about the album so far, but the band have said that they are working on an orchestral score with composer David Campbell, who has previously worked with Radiohead on '15 Step' and U2's Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has previously said that the band want to do "something radically different" on their new album. You can watch a behind the scenes clip of Muse making their last album 'The Resistance' by scrolling down the page and clicking.

Muse's 'The 2nd Law' trailer decoded



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