KMFDM - Blitz
Industrial, Rock I haven't really listened to KMFDM since their album 'Hau Ruck' back in 2005. So I was very excited to see what the crazy Germans have cooked up for us this time. One thing to take a note of is that 'Blitz' is produced by Tim Sköld, the guitarist of Marilyn Manson. Anyway, on with the review.

'Blitz ' is a very well made album with clever and sometimes angry lyrics mixed with distorted guitars, synthesizers and chaos. The thing that makes KMFDM a unique band is that they don't sound like anything else other there and that is mainly because they started out early and were one of the first industrial bands of their kind, and also they mix a lot of different style and instruments in to the mix.

'Blitz' is not a step forward in evolution and it's not something we haven't heard before from KMFDM. They do their thing and that is what makes them good. Take the first song "(Symbol)" as an example it sounds like a 80's EBM song with distorted guitars and monotone drum beats and aggressive vocals. It's a wonderful song! Then we got two of my other favorite songs "Being boiled" and "Davai". Which both have a very different feel and sound to them, "Davai" sounds a bit Russian with an aggressive industrial sound to it and "Being boiled" is more easy listening with lots of synthesizers and nice melodies.

So what is my verdict? 'Blitz' is a great album with lots of good songs which remind me of the 80's in some weird way. The only thing is that it tends to get a bit repetitive in the end.
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Brutal Resonance

KMFDM - Blitz

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2009 by Metropolis Records
I haven't really listened to KMFDM since their album 'Hau Ruck' back in 2005. So I was very excited to see what the crazy Germans have cooked up for us this time. One thing to take a note of is that 'Blitz' is produced by Tim Sköld, the guitarist of Marilyn Manson. Anyway, on with the review.

'Blitz ' is a very well made album with clever and sometimes angry lyrics mixed with distorted guitars, synthesizers and chaos. The thing that makes KMFDM a unique band is that they don't sound like anything else other there and that is mainly because they started out early and were one of the first industrial bands of their kind, and also they mix a lot of different style and instruments in to the mix.

'Blitz' is not a step forward in evolution and it's not something we haven't heard before from KMFDM. They do their thing and that is what makes them good. Take the first song "(Symbol)" as an example it sounds like a 80's EBM song with distorted guitars and monotone drum beats and aggressive vocals. It's a wonderful song! Then we got two of my other favorite songs "Being boiled" and "Davai". Which both have a very different feel and sound to them, "Davai" sounds a bit Russian with an aggressive industrial sound to it and "Being boiled" is more easy listening with lots of synthesizers and nice melodies.

So what is my verdict? 'Blitz' is a great album with lots of good songs which remind me of the 80's in some weird way. The only thing is that it tends to get a bit repetitive in the end.
Mar 31 2009

Fredrik Croona

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