Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gevolt - "AlefBase" [2011]

Artist: Gevolt
Title: AlefBase
Genre: Folk/Industrial Metal, Neue Deutsche Härte
Country: Israel
Release date: 2011

Track List:
  1. Hakdome
  2. Trinken A Bisale Vayn
  3. Der Rebe Elimelekh
  4. Sha Shtil
  5. Tum Balalayke
  6. Shpil Zhe Mir A Lidele In Yiddish
  7. Mayn Rue Plats
  8. Zog Nit Keyn Mol
  9. A Mol Iz Geven A Mayse
  10. Sheyn Vi Di Levone
  11. Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn
  12. Tshiribim Tshiribom
  13. Der Alefbeys
Probably one of the most interesting releases of 2011 - the first album in the history of metal with all the lyrics in Yiddish. Who might have guessed that there'll be a band playing NDH in Israel... however, Yiddish sounds very similar to German, so the choice of genre doesn't look odd. The band exists since 2001 and released their first album (with lyrics in Russian) in 2006. I found "AlefBase" much more interesting than their first one, though. It entirely consists of cover versions of various well-known Yiddish (Klezmer) songs, some of which ("Tum Balalayke", for ex.) sound quite funny in this "Rammstein-esque" arrangement. IMO it's a really original release, and not only because they're singing in Yiddish. Since they're officially giving it out for free on, I think it'd be OK to post it here as well.

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