Driven by the vicious and virulent vocal onslaught of founder Sascha âKÃ¤ptân Kâ Konietzko and Lucia Cifarelli, the aural and angular guitar wizardry of Andee Blacksugar, and the forceful percussive thrust of Andy Selway, HYÃNA blasts through the speakers with the force of a napalm airstrike. From the hip-thrusting rock & roll swagger of âBLACK HOLE,â the in-your-face industrial/rock of âLIQUOR FISH & CIGARETTES,â and the funky hip-hop overtones of âROCKâNâROLL MONSTER,â to the punky thrash metal fury of âBLINDFACE,â the sardonic blackgrass whimsy of âDELUDED DESPERATE DANGEROUS & DUMB,â and the irresistibly danceable electro of âHYÃNAâ â KMFDM remains as vital as ever, never afraid to assimilate any musical style, all the while keeping the lyrical talons sharpened and poised to strike against any and all injustice. Several members of the KMFDM family return to leave their indelible marks on HYÃNA, like guitarist Jules Hodgson, rapper Andrew âOcelotâ Lindsley, and Bruce Breckenfeld on the Hammond B3. On top of that, Sissy Misfit appears to add a decidedly venomous digital hardcore flavor to âALL WRONG â BUT ALRIGHT,â leaving Kumar Bent to close us out with the familiar yet fresh dub take on a KMFDM classic on âIN DUB WE TRUST.â
HYÃNA is a maniacal laugh in the face of maniacs who assume control, desperately trying to convince you that what you see, what you hear, what you read is not real â donât you believe it! Nearly four decades on, KMFDM continues to keep it real for you as HYÃNA proves to be among the groupâs leanest and meanest efforts, feeding fuel to the fury!