Veprman | 10/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If your new to KMFDM you might be suprised or shocked at how different they sounded in the old days. It might even take some getting used to. Don't let that scare you. It is an awsome album with some of KMFDM's "classic" songs like "no meat not man" and "don't blow your top", or at least thats my opinion. If your a long time KMFDM fan this purchase is a no brainer, if your new give it a shot, you probably won't regret it."
KMFDM is stronger than never ever before!
Ross Bodger | Minnesota | 10/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Catfood03 | in front of my computer typing reviews | 08/27/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This album was released before I really got into the band or even knew who they were, so I'm doing a bit of backtracking on my KMFDM collection by picking up the newly remastered edition here.
There's not much meat on the bones of most of these songs. The first four tracks are the only ones with substantial amount of lead vocals, but even these are weak and unmemorable. The vocals for "No Meat, No Man" annoy me, and contain some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard. The remaining tracks in this group are at least listenable, but the title track is the best by far, featuring female vocals to deliver the hook in the chorus (already at this early stage the band was setting itself apart from their Industrial contemporaries).
The remainder of DBYT is nearly devoid of any vocalists. Cut-and-paste style audio clips dress up the still aggressive beats. None of these are so horrible (I prefer this section of the CD), yet collectively they feel a bit monotonous. Mostly between 2 and 4 minutes at least they're kept reasonable on time length. The bass-heavy "Tod Durch Bongo-Bongo" is rife with trippy sounds and echo, the biggest departure from anything else on here. The last two tracks aren't intriguing for me to keep coming back to.
For me the band really hit their stride in the early 90's. DBYT might not have aged well, but shows KMFDM playing with different ideas early on.
Final Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Favorite tracks: "Don't Blow Your Top", "Disgust", "What a Race""