"Schweineköter" is the new album by THE IDIOTS, a now well-known punk band with a 25-year career behind them ..
Ha, good old days, I remember I discovered them back in 1988 and even got the chance to meet them at their "CEAG" rehearsal room in Dortmund in 1989, it was like I had a private concert just for me hehe.. Since then, this band has always had a special place in my heart - one day fan - fan.... always ! So let's be objective (hmmmm !), this album is GREAT ha !
THE IDIOTS deliver here once again a multi-faceted album, as they have always done in the past, which actually is a characteristic of their musical identity - ranging from Heavy-Metal to Hard-Core/Punk with touches of Garage-Punk-Rock and even Reggae - and always with those unusual yet very varied vocal combinations of singer Hannes, which is definitely special to THE IDIOTS ! This dude REALLY knows how to sing with PASSION & GUTS, give him a listen, he's AMAZING !
So, these are 12 new songs here, the texts are as much in english as in german and tackle current subjects - serious, but also lighter ones - always with a humorous and sarcastic touch... and always with a direct approach.. don't expect them to deliver their messages in a politically correct way, they do it with their balls and the middle finger up !
Musically, even if this album is of great richness & musical variety, the whole is very compact and homogeneous and there's no time for boredom - no fillers, only killers - this album is a remedy to the current gloomy C-19 SHITuation we're all going through... this one's gonna make you feel alive & kicking !
Songs I'd recommend... ??? Tough choice as I sincerely love 'em all.. but ok.. "Bastard" that opens the album, straight in your face & takes no prisoner.. "Dead Heroes" as it is a tribute to all our late musical heroes.. David Bowie, Lemmy, Freddie Mercury, Jeff Hanneman & more.... "Gotteskrieger" for its great variety, kicking ass from the beginning to the end with a very HARD-CORE chorus that hits you like no one... "Plastic".. total old-school Hard-Core-Punk to the bone !
"Punk Rock Queen".. which is a punk love song (so romantisch !!) .. "Fake News" once again in a very old-school vein with the World's biggest clown doing the intro (Yep, that's him.. DONALD ! But no worries, he was NOT invited on this album hehe..)..
So in a word, a STRONG album that i recommend to all punk-rockers, underdogs, beerdrinkers around... Fresh, positive all the way, well-balanced as only THE IDIOTS know how to deliver ! IDIOT BIS ZUM TOD !
Born 1969, grew up with the NWOBHM sounds, musically educated with cult french magazines that were ENFER and METAL ATTACK, definitely nailed to the style when "The Number Of The Beast" by IRON MAIDEN was released... From 1982, it was clear life would never be the same ! Young & getting wild to the HEAVY sounds of SAXON, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, Young Fab also discovered thanks to school mates the NOISE, FILTH & FURY of Hard-Core/Punk bands like G.B.H, DISCHARGE, BROKEN BONES but also CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, FUGAZI... and later on, through the 90's, everything that was ALTERNATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL, GRUNGE, INDUSTRIAL (SONIC YOUTH, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS)... Passion & curiosity grew up as years went by ... Fate was SEALED... no turning back ! No Music = No Life !