Kmfdm - Blitz
Industrial music has been on a downward spiral for years now. Band's like Ministry, Skinny Puppy, and Front Line Assembly have been calling it a career. Very few new and notable artists have been coming up to replace those trailblazers.
One of the last remaining stalwarts has been Sasha Konietzko and KMFDM. In 2009, the German Industrial gurus are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band.
Blitz (not to be confused with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new It's Blitz!) is KMFDM's 17th (give or take) studio album. It's set to hit stores on March 24th.
While the group stopped conquering new sonic territory long ago, the band continues to deliver a reliable product. You know what you are going to get when you pop a KMFDM CD into your player. Heavy driving beats, buzzsaw guitars, and lyrics and vocals rife with angst will all figure prominently. That's no different this time around.
Sasha and company do still have a trick or two up their sleeves. For example, "Potz Blitz" is the most pulverizingly heavy KMFDM track in recent memory, while "Being Boiled" features a processed horn section.
On recent KMFDM efforts it's become clear that the songs which features Lucia Cifarelli's soulful vocals have consistently been the most memorable tracks. That's the case as well with Blitz. Lucia's sultry tones make "People of the Lie" one of the sleaziest, sexiest songs in the band's catalogue. Cuts like "Bait & Switch" and "Never Say Never" stand out from the pack.
It's true that KMFDM are long passed making their most seminal work. However, if you are in search for your Industrial fix, you can do far worse than Blitz.
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