Saturday, September 22, 2012


Often I'm amazed at where we receive albums from for review. Our friends at Youngside Records dropped a copy of Fruhstuck in our mailbox and boy I’m glad they did. Y’see Fruhstuck hail from Poland and would’ve gone totally unnoticed here I’m sure. So you’re asking yourself, “Well are they any good? What do they sound like?”

Fruhstuck’s latest album is entitled Quiet and it is good, a mix of King’s X and U2 if you can wrap your head around that. Quiet boasts solid melodies with powerful instrumentation that delivers the goods. Just listen to the title track and it just screams of King’s X. Pig, Follow, Song of Deliverance instantly remind me of early King’s X; as in the first three albums. The title track is haunting.
The vocal is what reminds me of U2. Martin Krale has an uncanny vocal tone that brings about those Bono comparisons. You won’t find Beatlesque harmonies like you will on most King’s X albums. That being said, Krale delivers a fine vocal performance.

The production is clean and punchy with great clarity. Fruhstuck are a four piece and each member has well carved turf in the mix, but are intertwined nicely. The music benefits from this arrangement as it allows the power of the performance to rise to the top.

As I listen to this I just envision King’s X. I just can't get away from that comparison. The bass tone & guitar tone along with the stylistic arrangements. Quiet offers lots of dynamics that add to the feel of power and strength, lyrically coming from a Christian world view. At times almost like Psalms.

Fruhstuck’s Quiet delivers short punchy songs, primarily in the 2-4 minute range. This album is a 14 song affair so really do get your money’s worth as it were. If you enjoy solid rock n roll with flair then this disc is one to get.

7 axes


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