Industrial/noise warhorses KMFDM released a series of successful albums during the ’90s but had disbanded by the end of the decade. Recently reformed as MDFMK (geddit?), their self-titled debut owes much to classic KMFDM material and yet has more space and air in its trippy overtones. Songs like “Now” and “Rabblerouser” offer a familiar industrial sound, though the band experiments with new metamorphoses of trip-hop and drum’n’bass elements on songs such as “Get Out Of My Head,” and “Transmutation.”
Hardcore fans will find there’s definitely something infectious about MDFMK’s energy and new-found sonic landscapes. Cuts such as “Torpedoes,” “Gasoline,” and “Hydro-Electric” are definitely worth the price of admission.