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WWIII (World War III)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Andrew F. (Valas) from LOVELAND, CO
Reviewed on 1/14/2010...
So this album isn't amazing especially on a KMDFDM level. The opening song "WWIII" is awesome ,my favorite song on the album, it has an awesome beat and strong feel to it. You can feel the energy as Sascha declares war on everything! It kicks your ass with the great vocal energy and awesome guitar riffs and double bass. Then the next song "From Here On Out" starts and its just way to slow and well boring for a follow up song to "WWIII". Then rest of the album has its ups and to many downs. Some good songs to listen to if you like the more heavy guitar rock your face KMFDM try "Blackball", "Stars & Stripes" and "Bullets, Bombs and Bigotry"."Intro" is a pretty funny song though! So overall okay but pick up Nihil, Xtort or Angst albums before this one for certain. Gave it a 3.5 star rating.
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Not your typical KMFDM album
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 09/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I personally enjoyed last year's KMFDM comeback album "ATTAK". I thought the drum & bass influences added another dimension to the band's traditional industrial sound, not to mention sounded different for the band. I have been eagerly anticipating "World War III" for the past month or two. Like "ATTAK", I just had to buy the band's new album on the day it was released. I must admit that I miss Tim Skold's presence on the new album. I always loved it whenever he had the opportunity to sing on past albums (i.e "Anarchy", "Save Me", "Risen"). Nevertheless, his absence wasn't going to rain on my parade. When I first looked at the tracklist for "World War III", the first thing that came to my mind was our dear ol' president, especially songs like "Moron", "Pity For the Pious", and "Revenge". Totally appropo considering the current events in the past several months and certainly describes our current commander in chief IMO. Despite Tim Skold being gone, I enjoyed "World War III" immensely. I am just glad to see Lucia is back on board again for the band's new album for Sanctuary Records. And of course Sascha, Raymond, and the rest of the KMFDM gang. On my initial listen to the cd, my response was merely lukewarm but as I am listening to the cd for the second time at the office, I find myself getting more and more into the music. The tracks that did stand out for me the first time I listened to the cd are "Stars & Stripes", "Revenge", and "Intro". I especially loved "Intro" given the wicked sense of humor that KMFDM is well known for. When I threw in "WWIII" again into my PC, I started getting more into songs like "From Here On Out" and "Blackball" in particular. The overall sound on "WWIII" is certainly is a lot more tighter than on "ATTAK". I think the touring really helped the band to tighten up their sound after a brief break up. The music certainly has become more aggressive. I was not disappointed whatsoever with "WWIII". It is certainly one of the best albums of this year, and the best industrial record of 2003."
Forbes A Morrison JR | 11/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, first off. This is NOT a good introduction to the band. This album splits KMFDM fans into two (potentially irreconcilable) groups.
1) Those who preferred the pre-Skold era KMFDM.
2) Those who preferred the Skold era KMFDM.Before you go out and buy this album, listen to some KMFDM, and don't just listen to Symbols and determine that this is the greatest band ever, you'll be disappointed. Don't just go listen to Nihil either, as Nihil is MUCH better than what we have here. Nihil is a fantastic offering, whereas this album is just okay.If, after getting to know the band you determine that you like the earlier, less electronic, raw guitar driven KMFDM, by all means go out and buy this album. It's heavy, it's got some good songs on it, and it's not bad.But, if Angst grated on you and you kind of liked Adios or Attak, stay away... this album really isn't for you.Personally, I liked the Skold-era KMFDM. I enjoy more electronica in my industrial, but I found this album listenable. Musically it's decent. Lyrically, this album is a great drop off, as all it is is an hour long diatribe against the current political state of the world. Honestly? I want more than that from KMFDM. The song-writing is derivative, unsubtle, and eminently predictable. I could get the same uninspired vitriolic "anti-establishment" rant from any one of a number of bands that I think less of than KMFDM.It's not bad, but I consider it a disappointment."