KMFDM – Paradise
Label: Metropolis Records 2019
KMFDM is at the top of their game as this latest album hosts some of the band´s most diverse material.
With 2019 marking 35 years of conceptual continuity, KMFDM is showing no signs of slowing down or mellowing out on the contrary, the Ultra Heavy Beat is as fired up and as energized as ever with the release of the bands 21st album, PARADISE!
Long revered for their innovative blend of virtually all forms of music into a monolithic juggernaut of industrial/rock, topped off with scathing and confrontational lyrics that challenge the social and political zeitgeist, KMFDM is at the top of their game as this latest album hosts some of the band´s most diverse material. From the abrasive hip-hop stylings of K-M-F, to the dark alt. rock ambience of Oh My Goth, the dub-meets-electro/metal assault of PARADISE and No God, and the mechanized industrial/dance energy of Automaton, Disturb the Peace, and Megalo (a new rendition of the bands classic Megalomaniac) KMFDM leaves no stone unturned as the album calls for revolution against a world ove run by fascism, authoritarianism, and violence.
Helmed by founder and frontman Sascha Käpt’n K Konietzko and Lucia Cifarelli, delivering their searing and brutal vocal performances like liquid daggers, and backed by the percussive fury of Andy Selway, KMFDM is joined by Black Sugar Transmissions Andee Blacksugar lending his angular guitars to give the seething bite of PARADISE just that extra shot of venom. Of course, what would a KMFDM album be without a few guest performances? For PARADISE hosts some of the most impressive in the bands history. Doug Wimbish (TACKHEAD, Living Colour) returns for another round to lend his electrified funk bass skills to Piggy. Longtime alumni Cheryl Wilson brings her soul mama vocals to the disco-infused WDYWB, while rapper Andrew Ocelot Lindsley delivering an all-out verbal assault on K-M-F. But if that weren´t enough, fans will undoubtedly be overjoyed as Binge Boil & Blow finds the Lord of Lard himself, Raymond PIG Watts returning to the KMFDM fold for the first time in 16 years !
Fascism is in fashion again, and the planet is a paradise for assholes and KMFDM will have none of it! KMFDM´s message is as relevant as ever, and PARADISE may be the bands most powerful outing yet, demanding that you live with no regret, don´t look back, find your destiny, destroy what destroys you, and rip the system!
A1 K-M-F A2 No Regret A3 Oh My Goth
B1 Paradise B2 WDYWB
C1 Piggy C2 Disturb the Peace C3 Automaton
D1 Binge Boil & Blow D2 Megalo D3 No God