Almost five years after "s/t" (2013), Front are back with their fourth album. A studio appointment that was canceled at short notice and a subsequent break due to illness made “Dissonanz und Wahnsinn” a mammoth project.
Now everything is fine and the - shrunken - foursome does some things differently and everything right: Twelve grandiose songs that are unmistakably front and yet stand out pleasantly from the previous releases.
What has remained is the cold, gloomy, sometimes desperate punk that oscillates somewhere between the old heroes of Fehlfarben and Mittagspause and current bands like Karies or Love A. "Snappy, edgy anthems with a brittle bite" was in the info years ago and that's exactly what it says.
The whole thing has recently been flanked by noisy and hectic-frisky sounds and seems harder, more direct and more angry. Lyrically, too, it often becomes more unmistakable and political than usual without deviating from the snappy, short way of writing lyrics.
Snotty, minimalistic songs that are less Lofi today, but skilful trash at the interface of New Wave and Punk with clever German lyrics in the here and now.
Recorded and mixed by and with Ralv Milberg (Stuttgart, Human Waste / The Nerves).
"Dissonanz und Wahnsinn" appears in the classic front style with a 350g inside-out cover, black inner sleeves, text inlay and download code.
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