Mauvaises Graines/Killing Games
Incredible is the exact word to
qualify this new KILLERS album!
We never thought that KILLERS could do such a come back especially from
Bruno Dolheguy, the bandleader.
A very fast and powerful album with
inspired lyrics, my only complaint concerning the drum production, sounding
at times like a drum machine especially during some intros. Listening to songs like "Le Loup",
"Mauvaises Graines", "Sous France" and the autobiographic "1984"
we can say with enough conviction that "Mauvaises Graines" can be put
in the list of the three best KILLERS release ever, could be even their
best album! Of course, there's the typical track
written in Basque language but it still fits the album really well. The album cover was done by a comic
strip drawer Xavier Lorente and the booklet is just superb,
featuring 24 photos taken from their Wacken appearance from 1999. To end it, this 10th KILLERS release
is definitely a major piece for French Metal in 2001. This album is also the first KILLERS
release to be issued as an English version called "Killing Games"
featuring a different but cool artwork.
As with much of their counterparts who did English versions in the past,
the way the English lyrics are delivered
still sounds somewhat blended, but in no case do they sound ridiculous,
don't get me wrong.
Definitely KILLERS strongest album… just hope the next one will be even better and totally flawless.