1. Gadd Ist Godd (Gary Glitter medley)
2. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
3. You Could Be Mine (Guns 'N' Roses)
4. Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen)
5. Blood Is Thicker Than Water (Impaled Nazarene)
6. Seasons In The Abyss (Slayer)
7. Too fast For Love (Mötley Crüe)
8. Weisses Fleisch (Rammstein)
9. Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
10. I Am The Black Wizards (Emperor)
11. Blood Is Thicker Than Snow (Impaled Nazarene – alternate version)

Heinrich Von B (aka Mr Jean-Sébastien Ogilvy) (All Guitars, Programming & Back Vocals)
Nicolas St Morand (aka Mr Hreidmarr) (Lead & Back vocals + Lyrics)
Fabrizzio Volponi (aka HDK) (Drums & Percussions)
Zoe (aka Zoé von Herrschaft) (Bass & Back Vocals)
Jean-Emmanuel Artfield-Lautrec (aka Mr Valnoir Mortasonge) (Artworks, Art Direction & Propaganda)

Ultraviolence Über Alles (2002)
L'Hymne à la Joie (2007)
Ultraviolence Über Alles - Übercharged Edition (2009)

Snowy Shaw (Vocals on 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 & 11)
Pills (Vocals on 3)
Swan (Vocals on 7)

Produced by Xort (Drudenhaus Studio), Zoé (Studio Zoe H) & The CNK.
Band pictures by Andy Julia.

Released 2012-10-19
Reviewed 2013-02-10


For about a minute this album really kicks ass! And then they they let the Swedish psychopath called Snowy Shaw open his mouth and all is ruined. The first song is called Gadd Ist Gott and I think the title is as bad as the song is, after that first minute of course because that is both good and promising.

The CNK is a French band (short for Cosa Nostra Klub) and 'Révisionnisme' is the third full length album by the band. And this time then they've taken help from multi-instrumentalist and some other people with stupid nicknames (Prime and Swan). Snowy appears on six of the eleven songs, the other two on one each but it's the songs with Snowy that stands out - as the worst. The album in itself is a cover album without any own songs, instead we get some really personally interpreted versions of songs from Beasty Boys, Guns 'N' Roses, Leonard Cohen, Slayer and Impaled Nazarine, to mention a few of them. If any of the songs are even remotely relatable to their originals then it's the Rammstein song Weißes Fleisch and the Emperor tune I Am The Black Wizards but the electro metal that CNK isn't really much alike any of these either.

All though I find most of 'Révisionnisme' sound like shit I can't say that everything is bad - there are a few songs and stuff on this album that sounds pretty good too. They have this grand sound, almost pompous sound sometimes with almost orchestral elements in an electronic fashion. Overall it's quite heavy and raw but there are also some things that are well-played and neat. And pretty melodic as well, but far from all of it. So sure, it's not all crap but much of it is and I especially find the vocal part being peculiar and less appealing and in particular Snowy Shaw is the cause of this. The vocals are over distorted and the music is a kind of industrial story reminding me much of a gender confused American mixed with some perverted Germans - you probably know who I mean when I say so, the Germans are even covered on this album, but if you don't then the sound is very industrial and quite raw with a foul sound dominated by electronics and on top of this toned down guitars and psychedelic vocals.

Since 'Révisionnisme' is a cover album, you can't expect it being too revolutionizing and if you hope for miracles then be prepared to be disappointed. However, I do think they've made a good choise of songs and made them sound far from both plagiarism and mockery of the originals. All in all I think they succeed quite well making these songs their own all though not making anything immortal out of it. I can listen to this, and sometimes even with some interest, but I think I rather play something else preferably. A decent performance though.



Label: Self released/Season of mist
Three similar bands: Anorexia Nervosa/Marillyn Manson/Rammstein
Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Caj Källmalm

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