Listenable Records / Soulfood
After a debut rocking and aggro-belting album “Built for speed”, the Switzerland’s whiskey induced metal hybrid KRUGER, which have joined in 2001, had made themselves known in 2005 with a massive, heavy, and very promising second piece. Mixed by Fredrik Nordstrom in a very Swedish (think “thick”) kind of way, “Cattle Truck” has been acclaimed by both critics and public through Europe, and allowed KRUGER to share the stage with bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Isis, Cult of Luna, Sleeppers, Gojira or Unsane, with whom they hold the comparison very decently and even to play at the mythical Montreux Jazz festival !!!
Now in 2007, KRUGER delivers an epic and intense follow-up : “Redemption through looseness”. Gloomy and dark, yet overwhelmingly powerful, this new 9-tracks album drowns the band’s acknowledged influences (Breach, Entombed, Tool, Neurosis) into an intense magma of shredding metallurgic charge, drilling vocal turpitudes and desperate, naked heaviness. Thematically stuck into 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, the Kruger way. Damn ! This is heavy as fuck !
“Kruger really creates a unique sound” ( Lambgoat, USA )
reno - vocals
raph - drums
margo - guitar
jak - guitar
blaise - bass