Knorkator – Rette sich wer kann

I was never a big fan of comical metal bands, but lately I’m getting more and more into Knorkator. A band from Berlin, Germany which has been around since the 1990s. Here is their new video Rette sich wer kann (meaning Every man for himself). A social commentary you could say. The world is going to shit, but well, just keep on partying.

The video features cameos by some more or less famous people: former professional boxer Axel Schulz, Subway to Sally singer Eric Fish, and actress Ina Paule Klink.

Lingua Ignota – Caligula

I don’t know what to say about this album. It’s a demanding listening experience. Both music and lyrics can make you uncomfortable. It’s not a “nice” album, but it’s a well rounded piece of existential art as a whole. It’s an amalgam of noisy avantgarde neo-classical black metalish industrial that takes hold of you and haunts you.

British painter Lucian Freud said: “What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince.” I have adopted this quote for art in general. Art is always most effective when it puts you through different stages of emotions and when it makes you question yourself and the way you perceive things. And this album is a great example of that.