Of Monsters and Men Essentials

Of Monsters and Men Essentials

Drama is the guiding force behind Of Monsters and Men’s symphonic indie rock—but so is a sense of salvation. First catching ears with stomping sing-along “Little Talks” from their 2011 debut, My Head Is an Animal, the Icelandic quintet storms through heart-pumping crescendos powered by brass, strings, thunderous rhythms and joyous yelps. Their raw, primal imagery—tongues pulled and wolves ripping through flesh—only adds to the fire. Even as they push their folky roots into heavier rock territory, on glossy anthems like “Alligator”, they still make every beat, strum and cathartic cry feel utterly profound.

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