May 20, 2024

KMFDM – Let Go (Album – Metropolis Records)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Electro, Crossover.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: “Let Go” is the twenty-third full length album by KMFDM. Driven by Sascha Konietzko, Lucia Cifarelli, Andy Selway and Andee Blacksugar the new work was preceded by a few singles and clips.

Content: The main source of inspiration of the band remains the sonic osmosis between guitar and electronics resulting in this typical KMFDM-crossover sound. But I can’t say this is a ‘typical’ album from the band as it clearly explores different paths. Some parts are reminding me of Lords Of Acid while other passages are accentuated by heavier, guitar, solos. One of the songs features a short guest appearance by Rapper MC Ocelot.

+ + + : KMFDM remains a very unique band in its genre; this is Crossover with a perfect balance between guitar and electronics which create a true osmosis but especially during the beginning songs of the album. KMFDM also became a bit more Rock-driven and even into a kind of Industrial-Punk reminding me of Lords Of Acid ( “Turn The Light On”). The already familiar title song and album opener remains one of the best cuts. But my personal favorite one is “Next Move” which is one of the most powerful and ‘classical’ KMFDM-cuts.

– – – : Definitely not the best and most inspiring album of this band. They give me the feeling to have tried something different and didn’t succeed.

Conclusion: If there’s a KMFDM-album I would recommend, it will for sure not be “Let Go”.

Best songs: “Next Move”, “Let Go”, “Push!”, “Turn The Light On”.

Rate: 7.

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