'Freedom is a loaded shotgun' is the opening volley of KMFDM
's first single since 2002's 'Boots'. This teaser for the upcoming album 'WTF?!' shows the American quintet in best form and with an updated sound which no doubt owes something to bandleader and singer Sascha 'Käpt'n K' Konietzko
's return to his native Hamburg two years ago, some two decades after having mutated into one of the USA's most successful industrial acts.
It's worth noting that in all the time since that success KMFDM
has eschewed any hint of selling out, focusing instead on setting dancefloors on both sides of the Atlantic on fire with 'Krank' (pronounced 'crank'), the latest assault of trademark metal-tinged bombast. The club-oriented sound of the newest material suits the band well, and repetition of the catchy title insures the track is unforgettable. Two excellent and exclusive remixes from Skold
and Komor Kommando
and the b-side 'Day of Light' (incl. a remix by ex-Ministry Bill Rieflin
) round things out. 'Krank it to eleven' could also be interpreted as 'has my fist met your face?' KMFDM