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The Freak Is Alive


Dark Essence Records / Soulfood


Starting off as an extreme black/death metal project in 2003, Iceland's Momentum evolved to excel at blending tactful post-rock atmospheres, reminiscent of Isis and Cult of Luna, with a Neurosis-esque level of bone-crushing heaviness broken up by soft singing and relaxed clean passages, intense vocal layering over discordant, staccato bursts and sheets of additional eerie sound textures that explode into high-impact power chords.

After the release of their debut album, "Fixation, at Rest" in 2010, the band has been playing around Europe, and visiting festivals like Eistnaflug, Iceland Airways and Roadburn. And it was during the Roadburn Festival in 2014, the band connected with Dark Essence Records, who will release their second album "The Freak is Alive".

Momentum’s upcoming release, "The Freak is Alive", sees the band travelling further into a world of their own. A world portrayed through the artwork, lyrics and concept of frontman Holaf where songs connect on a surreal journey through subconsciousness leaving just enough untold for the observer to get lost in their own interpretation.


1. Bury the Eyes Once Gold
2. Between Two Worlds
3. Familiar Unknown
4. Gauntlet
5. The Freak is Alive
6. A Beast is Near
7. Creator of Malignant Metaphors
8. Undercover Imagination
9. Depth of the Whole


Hörður Ólafsson - Vocals & Bass
Ingvar Sæmundsson - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Kristján Einar Guðmundsson - Drums

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