- Son Of A Gun
KMFDM returns again with the exact same sound you've heard time and time again
on each and every album. The entire first track, 'Power' is a rehash of at
least six older KMFDM and Excessive Force tracks. Both the musical and the
lyrics are recycled with almost no new material added. It seems as if Sascha
has only been issued a limited number of notes, lyrics, and self-referential
samples within his lifetime and has been told to rehash his music as best he
can using only that finite catalog of sound. If that is indeed the case, it is
a pity, because I think he is capable of so much more than that. The only
tracks with any vague sense of originality are those which have outside
contributors on them, such as Chris Connelly, F.M.Einheit and Nicole Blackman.
The most amusing of these is 'Dogma' which is a reworked version of the spoken
word rant that Nicole Blackman used to open the "Nihil' tour, set to music.
The sad thing is, most people won't understand the message being preached by
her. I am also truly amazed that Wax Trax is letting Sascha get away with
releasing a carbon copy of his back catalog yet again. One of these days people
are going to start using their brains and realizing that they have heard seven
different versions of the original 'Godlike' guitar riff on every album since
"Naive", and maybe Sascha isn't such an amazing artist after all, then again, I
don't think I should give humanity that much credit.
KMFDM is: Sascha Konietzko
23 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Last Modified: Monday, 24-Sep-2012 16:55:37 MST