Metal/Punk, Metal, Vaud
– Remember KRUGER ? After a rocking and aggro-belting debut album (featuring Makro from Samael as a session bassist) released on RR Records (Knut,...Read Biography
Remember KRUGER ? After a rocking and aggro-belting debut album (featuring Makro from Samael as a session bassist) released on RR Records (Knut, Nostromo, Houston Swing Engine...), the Swiss dudes made a true name for themselves in 2005 with a crushingly massive sophomore effort. Mixed by Fredrik Nordstrom in a very Swedish style (think “thick and sick”), “Cattle Truck” has been acclaimed by both critics and public throughout Europe, and allowed KRUGER to share stages and microphone spit with Dillinger Escape Plan, Isis, Cult of Luna, Gojira or Unsane.
Two years later the band went back to work, and is now proud to present their epic and intense follow-up : “REDEMPTION THROUGH LOOSENESS”, for which they made it to Godcity (Boston, USA) to benefit the mixing skills of Kurt Ballou of Converge fame. Gloomy and dark, yet overwhelmingly powerful, this new 9-track album drowns the band’s acknowledged influences (Breach, Entombed, Tool, Godflesh, Neurosis ) in an intense magma of shredding metallurgic charges, drilling vocal turpitudes and desperate, naked heaviness. Thematically still stuck in out-of-subject considerations and cynical bottle stories, KRUGER drive faster and louder, crashing the post-hardcore clichés in their way.
Have a drink, relax, be loose. Redemption: it's the Kruger way.