Attak

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Attak
Studio album by KMFDM
Released March 19, 2002[1]
Recorded 2001
Genre Industrial rock, industrial metal
Length 50:25
Label Metropolis Records
Producer Sascha Konietzko, Tim Skold, Bill Rieflin
KMFDM chronology
Adios
(1999)
Attak
(2002)
WWIII
(2003)

Attak, the first KMFDM album following a three-year hiatus, was released in 2002 on Metropolis Records and is the group's twelfth studio album overall. It was recorded in Seattle, Washington. The album was also the last to feature Tim Sköld in his original tenure in KMFDM.

History[edit]

The album was originally going to be titled Attaq and written in a Middle Eastern font, but was changed after the September 11 attacks by Konietzko, who explained that the band's history with the Columbine shootings would have made the original title "pretty fucking harsh".[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 56/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone favorable[1]
Splendid unfavorable[5]

Attak received mixed reviews.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Attak/Reload"   Lucia Cifarelli, Sascha Konietzko 3:59
2. "Skurk"   Konietzko, Tim Sköld 3:55
3. "Dirty"   Jules Hodgson, Konietzko, Bill Rieflin, Raymond Watts 4:41
4. "Urban Monkey Warfare"   Cifarelli, Konietzko 4:31
5. "Save Me"   Konietzko, Sköld 5:42
6. "Yohoho"   Cifarelli, Konietzko, Watts 4:16
7. "Superhero"   Cifarelli, Konietzko 4:25
8. "Sturm & Drang"   Konietzko, Sköld 3:57
9. "Preach/Pervert"   Konietzko, Watts 4:30
10. "Risen"   Konietzko, Sköld 5:59
11. "Sleep"   Cifarelli, Konietzko, Rieflin 4:30
Total length:
50:25

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baltin, Steve (March 7, 2002). "KMFDM Prepare to "Attak"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Freedland, Israel; Schneider, Justin. "KMFDM Reloads with: Attak". Hybrid Magazine. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Attak – KMFDM". Metacritic. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Attak Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Zahora, George (April 8, 2002). "KMFDM: Attak". Retrieved August 17, 2012. 

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