“ Artist: Klasse Kriminale / Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Label: Mad Butcher Records/ Release Date: 2008 „
Klasse Kriminale are a flexible band, typically playing non-racist Oi! but this album sends itself to reggae. Released in 2000, it was their first album of the new millenium.
All Roads Lead to Rome is a slow reggae track with a belting football type chant of "All Roads Lead to Roma", "International Soldier" and "Me Wanna Change Le Monde" sound quite away from Italian punk and sound more similar to classic Spanish bands like Eskorbuto. Either way the tunes are short and catchy though "Locale 1982" is a bit on the poor side.
I've never understood a great deal of this band's lyrics as my Italian is limited to a few words but I gather they are covering topics such as politics and hard lifes but I'm none the wiser when it comes to a few of them - "Oi Fatti Una Risata" - could mean Oi! Fatty eat some Risotto! The drumming is a bit basic on this album but the guitar work is spot on as are the vocals, which switch between reggae, fast punk or more slower punk with a thoughtful I've smoked too many cigarettes sound to the voice.
Good stuff but becomes wearing after a while.
1. International Soldier / 2. Me Wanna Change Le Monde / 3. Locale 126.96.36.199. / 4. All Roads Lead To Rome / 5.LIVE O.M.SAV. I Ragazzi Sono Innocenti /6. Politicanti. /7. Tu Vieni Da Garageland /8. Ragazzi come Tu & Me / 9. Kidz & Queens (I Know This Boy)/ 10. Ci Incontreremo Ancora Un Giorno. / 11. Occhi Azzurri /12. Oi! Fatti Una Risata