Honestly and without any bullshitting this is the best german punk record I have heard in many months. Even before the promo cd arrived at my place I had already bought the beautiful dirty white vinyl with the awesome artwork and listened to it over and over again.
Front started in 2003 as a cover band devoted to early german punk bands like Male, Abwärts or S.Y.P.H. Soon they wrote some songs of their own and I am glad they did. They really managed to transpose the vibe of pre-deutschpunk german punk into today’s pitch. With a mix of Mittagspause and Trend they play songs that simply kick ass as fuck.
Their lyrics are awesome and totally authentic early 80s style just that they sing about up to date topics like this fucking new patriotism in germany, cctv and media bullshit. In a way it is so ironic that they complain about retro chic in “hier liegt ein irrtum vor” while they themselves sound like were casted directly from the bar at Ratinger Hof in 1979. Each song on this thing is a total hit and if they split up before I got to see them live and do massive fingerpointing to all these killer choruses I’m gonna be fucking angry. If you are into punk before 1984 at least the slightest bit you must love this.