You can never expect anything from a KONTRUST album. The Austrian band just released their fourth studio album named “Explositive” – and the title fits perfectly. From the opener’s beginning the music is fast with heavy percussions and the only thing that is typical for KONTRUST: their two singers with their versatile voices.
With “Just Propaganda”, KONTRUST attack directly the radio stations all over the world with the message that one shouldn’t believe everything that comes out of the radio. The song fades out – maybe as homage to the ninetieth? “I Freak On” includes some electro parts and also distortion in Agata Jarosz’ vocals. This one could really be played in some clubs.
Danceable tracks and basically everything you can do to an album.
Another very danceable track is “Vienna”. Unfortunately, it’s not a cover version of Falko’s hit, but a kind of tribute. My personal highlight of “Explositive” is the chorus of “Bulldozer”: I wish I had a bulldozer. A purple shining bulldozer. Wonderful! And in “Play!” KONTRUST show that they really can heavy metal. Heaviest riffs on the album.
In total, “Explositive” is not as easy-going as “Second Hand Wonderland” was. One needs to listen to the album more than twice, because the tracks are not so catchy. And this is the big minus on the LP. KONTRUST did a great job in composing and on their instruments as usual, but the songs are a little bit to cerebral.
03. Just propaganda
04. I freak on
05. Shut up
06. Cosmic girls
10. This is my show
11. Bad time