Xtort German industrial-thrash band KMFDM have flirted with heavy-metal riffs and throbbing dance beats before, but never like this. Xtort grooves with menacing force, spattering horns,… Xtort German industrial-thrash band KMFDM have flirted with heavy-metal riffs and throbbing dance beats before, but never like this. Xtort grooves with menacing force, spattering horns,… KMFDM Rock
Music Review

Xtort (1996)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: KMFDM; Genre: Rock

German industrial-thrash band KMFDM have flirted with heavy-metal riffs and throbbing dance beats before, but never like this. Xtort grooves with menacing force, spattering horns, female backing vocals, strings, and spoken words across an apocalyptic sound grid. At the same time, it's the heaviest and most danceable disc in their 12-year career. A-

Originally posted Jul 12, 1996 Published in issue #335 Jul 12, 1996 Order article reprints