Release DetailsLABEL Head Mechanic
RELEASED ON 11/7/2005
Sometimes They Come Back... To Mosh
posted on 4/2006 By:
It is clear from their name (Freddy Kreuger’s Underwear) and the title of the album that these Swedes aren’t attempting to concoct an album of Leviathan like proportions, opting not for a concept based on literary tradition but for an appreciation for moshing, horror films, and inane, irreverent comedy.
While the vocalist sounds to me a little bit like Zetro from Exodus, the music is frantic start/stop mosh riffing, and it’s no coincidence that F.K.U. opened for Municipal Waste when the latter hit Sweden recently. The sound is fairly similar in terms of punk thrash being played with a sense of humor. Those who enjoy the insanity that is S.O.D. and Nuclear Assault will also find something meaty to chew on here. Three second and eleven second long songs, like “Paraskevidekatriaphobia” and “C.H.U.D. Pt. 2,” hint especially at the S.O.D. influence. However, unlike almost any other group I can think of in the punk thrash and crossover genre, F.K.U. makes good use of varied vocal approaches and tonalities. The vocals on “Agent Army Steel” are often operatic and wouldn’t sound out of place on a modern power metal release. There are also moments where death metal vocals creep into the mix. Don’t get the wrong idea here, though. For the most part, this is S.O.D. worship without the overt politics and a greater sense of fun.
If anything prevents this release from making a long lasting impression, it’s the fact that it stretches itself out to 17 songs, but hey, that’s to be expected given the genre. Once you start reciting the lyrics and the addiction sets in, you’ll either realize what a sick fuck you are and stop listening out of guilt or you’ll revel in the silliness of it all. I personally headbang to “Grave Robbing Mania” in my sleep, so you know where I ended up.
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