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Blitz
     

Blitz

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by KMFDM
 
A quarter century on and KMFDM find themselves bouncing between the industrial crunch style that best suits the voice of founder Sascha Konietzko and the dark alt-club music that seems designed for vocalist Lucia Cifarelli. Listeners with both Rammstein

Overview

A quarter century on and KMFDM find themselves bouncing between the industrial crunch style that best suits the voice of founder Sascha Konietzko and the dark alt-club music that seems designed for vocalist Lucia Cifarelli. Listeners with both Rammstein and Garbage in their collections should fall instantly in love with Blitz, an album that holds few surprises for the fans who've kept up with the band since the millennium turned. Good news is, if they liked what they heard, this one won't disappoint them either. As far as high points, "Bait & Switch" is light political commentary with a heavy beat and even heavier hook, while "Potz Blitz!" is a lumbering monster with crunching guitars and thunderous drums. A cover of the early Human League number "Being Boiled" will please the elder synth pop heads, and with the ridiculous trash disco of "Strut" the album already has its fair share of highlights, but the great KMFDM track is yet to come. Displaying their love of snide, Sparks-like humor, "Bitches" pulls the rug out from under the rabid fans with priceless putdowns like "With a smile and a wink/We make believe our poop don't stink" and "How you dribble, how you drool/Priceless how we had you fooled." When the lyrics go on to point out that their wit is over-praised by fools, it is irony on top of irony with irony spewing out of the side. Shame they're just berating the converted at this point, or maybe that's the point. Either way, it's a thrill. Plus that symbol representing the first track translates as "Up Uranus."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
Label:
Metropolis Records
UPC:
0782388058025
catalogNumber:
80580
Rank:
81824

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

KMFDM   Primary Artist
Sascha Konietzko   Synthesizer,Guitar,Drums,Sitar,Vocals,Track Performer,Loops,Analogue Synthesizer
Tim Skold   Bass,Cymbals,Bowed Bass,Track Performer,Hi Hat
Cheryl Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Lucia Cifarelli   Vocals,Track Performer
Andy Selway   Track Performer
Jules Hodgson   Guitar,Track Performer
Steve White   Guitar,Track Performer
Anna Koudriachova   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Sascha Konietzko   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Instrumentation
Chris Shepard   Engineer
Tim Skold   Producer,Engineer,Drum Effects
Brute   Cover Art
Lucia Cifarelli   Composer
Andy Selway   Composer,drum programming,Digital Synthesizer
Jules Hodgson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Bogdán Gomilko   translation
Käptn K.   Executive Producer
Anna Koudriachova   translation
Rafi Shlosman   translation

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Blitz 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LadyofLoudness More than 1 year ago
This is the best KMFDM album in years. Kap'n K and company have outdone themselves! From start to finish, this is pure aggressive fury channeled with humor through delicious lyrics, vocals, guitars - absolutely incredible. Here's to 25 more years of KMFDM!!!!