Along with 5 Muse fans, Gigwise were treated to a playback of Muse's new album - here are their initial impressions.
In an epic setting at the top of one of London's tallest building, Gigwise was given a very special listen to Muse's new album 'The Resistance' on Tuesday (September 1).
Check out our first impressions of the band's follow-up to 2006's 'Black Holes And Revelations' in our track by track guide below.
If ever a statement of intent was needed for 'The Resistance', then it arrives almost immediately in the chorus for opener 'Uprising'. They will not force us, they will stop degrading us, sings frontman Matt Bellamy over an emphatic, crunching combination of bass and drums, before adding ominously: They will not control us, we will be victorious. It's an intimidating start the album: one that sees the mighty of Muse come up against a haunting, Dr Who-echoing synth and a guitar riff that sounds a little like Blondie's 'Call Me'.