KOPSKOOT! - Various

Kopskoot! - translated: "headshot!"
Having been involved in the South African alternative music scene in various forms (since the late-‘80s), late last year I took it upon myself to produce a compilation album which surprisingly had never been attempted before. With our multi-cultural, 11-language society, one of these sectors produce some embarrassing pulp, but on a far less commercial platform, has led the way when it comes to music of an Alternative-, Underground- or Extreme variation - that subdivision is Afrikaans. What I envisioned with Kopskoot! (besides compiling the heaviest Afrikaans album ever) was offer something exciting and rare to both music fans who had been neglected in this field, as well as an introduction to others who had no idea what cool hard-edged music is being produced in Afrikaans. A common mistake is that for music to be “heavy” it has to be Metal.
This 16-track collection proves otherwise with intense genres including Metal (V.O.D, Mind Assault, K.O.B.U.S.), Grindcore (Insek), Industrial (Battery 9, Terminatryx, Die Kruis), EBM / Aggrotech (Nul), Hardcore Techno (Breinskade), Alternative Hard Rock (Van Coke Kartel), Punk/Disco/Dubstep (Helsinki), Electronic Hardcore (Andre' Van Der Walt), Tekno-Grind (F8). There are also a few exciting exclusives, incl. A special Somerfaan remix, Lion's Pride from Belgium with a track in Flemish (very close to Afrikaans), and USA/Tokyo Hardcore-Thrash band Conquest For Death with a song translated and especially re-recorded in Afrikaans for this collection.

This album will be followed by a DVD.

For more details check out: www.flamedrop.com/kopskoot
Order the CD on-line at: www.OneWorld.co.za

- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
- A
- B
- C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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