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."
Performance CreditsKMFDM 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 CreditsSascha 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Blitz based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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!!!!