Momentum’s roots are in black/death heavy metal and consists of Kristján on Drums, Sigurður for Guitar/Vocals, Hörður with Vocals/Bass, and Ingvar on Guitar/Vocals. They are one of my favorite metal bands from Iceland, and I am looking forward to catching them at Airwaves 2013.
When describing metal everyone has a word for this and that. Call it what you will, I find them to be akin to metal such as Envy and Isis. Their songs are well produced, and progressively send you through epic journeys of heavy, soft and complex arrangements. Instead of one song, I would highly suggest you take 15 minutes and listen to my favorite E.P. of theirs. The Requiem. It’s one of 2 E.Ps they have available. There is also their full length, Fixation, at rest. Check out As the skies break, one of my favorite tracks on the album. Enjoy the delightful music montage of As the skies break being performed live.
They have a new album soon to be released, titled “The freak is alive” and you can hear the title track here. The band was kind enough to answer my four questions, so here they be:
1. What is your favorite off-venue Airwaves, or Icelandic joint to jam at? Our favorite icelandic joint is probably the one in our fans pocket.
2. If you combine all of your favorite colors (for you, add your bandmates if you would), what do you get? A sausage wearing a bandana.
3. What are 3 of your favorite little known bands of Icelandic origin? Difficult choice since there are so many but Plastic Gods, Two Tickets to Japan, Muck
4. If you could be any creature playing your favorite song, what would the creature be? And what is the song. We would definitely be a Manbear Pig playing Brown Shoes Don’t Make it.
So yes, there is going to be metal at Airwaves, and very good metal such as these guys. You can find them on Facebook, and of course Gogoyoko. So give ’em a listen and look for them at Airwaves.