Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor surprised many people by taking home a Best Original Score Oscar for his collaboration with English composer Atticus Ross on The Social Network. Having nothing broken, and nothing to fix, Reznor and Ross have naturally teamed up once again, this time to score the upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first entry in Stieg Larsson's wildly popular, posthumous Millenium series trilogy.
One of the songs from the movie's soundtrack is a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" (inspired by a Zep trip to Iceland), by Reznor and Karen O, the peacock-y singer from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, teased in a trailer earlier in the spring. A full version of the tune has now landed on the internet, featuring Reznor's signature industrial drums, which may or may not conjure up in you creepy, Saw-like, steampunk and insect imagery. And Miss O puts forth her best Plant-Coverdale wail.
The song, with its famous staccato riff, Viking imagery, and a phrase ("hammer of the gods") that lent itself to the title of a well-known Zep biography, seems to be an apropos one, considering Larsson's Scandinavian background.