Epic is the only way to describe the first song off the Icleandic favorites upcoming June release, Kveikur. Sonically, it’s unlike anything the band has ever done beginning with a strong industrial bombast and then morphing into a sprawling rocker after the halfway mark. Vocalist Jonsi makes the transition within the song seem effortless with his angelic voice while the rest of the band follows suit which in turn leaves fans wanting more despite an already 8-minute musical journey.
Visually, the video for “Brennisteinn” is just as magical. To truly appreciate the song, you need to sit down and watch this.