Muse drummer Dom Howard recently expressed the band's desire to venture into uncharted waters on the new album and express themselves in a way they haven't done before. While chatting with Noize, Howard noted that the group is aiming to ditch the flashy studio effects and unleash a raw rock record. The drummer first discussed the latest effort "The 2nd Law," saying, "That was our point, that's what we kind of set out to do I supposed when we were in the studio, to make each song sound quite different.
"I think next time we'll do something different, I don't think it will be as random with its sounds. Like I said, we set out to do that and I think we kind of achieved it so maybe next time we'll get to do something just raw and rock, and f--ked-up sounding." Dom elaborated further, "I think it would be nice to try something quite raw, and something that I suppose like you mentioned, whether we could try something we've been afraid to try in the past. I think it would be us not being afraid to just to sound like the three of us in a room playing together." As the band's sixth studio effort, "The 2nd Law" saw its release in early October 2012, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 101,000 units shipped in the US during the first week.