Metropolis Records is proud to announce the release of KMFDMs classic back catalog. These long out of print masterpieces from the bands Wax Trax! Records era will be made available in the order in which they were originally released. Each album has been digitally remastered, presenting these timeless songs in a quality previously unavailable. To document the rich history of KMFDM the accompanying CD booklets will include the original album art (most by famed KMFDM cohort Brute!), extensive liner notes, lyrics for each song and never before seen photos of the band. All work on the releases, from the remastering to the packaging, has been done with the highest level of participation from Sascha K., KMFDMs leader and founder. The first three releases are 1986s What Do You Know Deutschland', 1988s Dont Blow Your Top and 1989s UAIOE. Fans and collectors take note: this version of their debut, What Do You Know Deutschland', is the first time every track from the previous German, English and American incarnations of the album has been made available in one place. Look for the rest of the KMFDM Classics to return to the shelves in the coming months. The next phase of the legacy begins, KMFDM are back to kick your brains *** all over again.
Original recording remastered
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This is a great time to be a KMFDM fan. Not only are they releasing awesome new music in the form of Hau Ruck and the Ruck Zuck EP, they are releasing remastered versions of their classic back catalog. One thing I always disliked about old KMFDM was the sound level on their discs was always so long. Not anymore! Everything about this package is great. Old and new fans alike owe it to themselves to pick this up.
I think to really appreciate this record you have to realize where it was coming from. KMFDM started as a 'ultra heavy beat' industrial band. They had little money for the real good equipment so thats where it shows on this recording. The original KMFDM lineup is a classic. Sascha Konietzko, En Esch and Raymond <PIG> Watts. The first track "Kicking Ass" is awesome. It incorparates sly vocals by Ray, with simple bass and some En Esch guitar work. The next track "Me I Funk" is awesome at times. With a punkish chorus, and screaming Sascha vocals, its not too bad musically, though it could of been a little shorter. Its probably one of those things where you have to get into a groove for the real feeling behind it. Track 5 "Itchy Bitchy" is hilarious. You have to hear it. The rest of the cd however is rather disapointing. Its slower, cruder and too experimental. Only get this if youre a big KMFDM fan, otherwise this might turn you off from...
Most of the album is weak, but the track "Me I Funk" is a great early industrial effort that is reminicent of Ministry's Twitch, only with more attitude. I think I could say that it among the best songs kmfdm have released. There is also an experimental type track with echoing beats and sounds that is pretty cool on headphones, but you would be best off to find this one used.
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