Slapshock’s much-anticipated full-length album finally drops in stores towards the end of 2012 and it’s definitely a great treat to their fans who had to wait for new material since the release of the widely successful Carino Brutal EP. The release of Kinse Kalibre is another highlight for Slapshock this year – Slapshock played as front act for two of the biggest rock concerts this year (Deftones and Korn).
Many things have changed since the band started making waves in 1996, but fifteen years later (presumably the reason why the band decided to use Kinse Kalibre as the album title), Slapshock remains to be one of the most exciting, influential and polarizing musical acts.
To those familiar with the Slapshock brand, Kinse Kalibre will be a very strong follow-up to Carino Brutal‘s calculated heaviness. As with songs from previous albums, the first single “Ngayon Na” features very catchy riffs and an anthemic chorus that would sure get people in the mosh pit shouting at the top of their lungs.
This is Slapshock’s seventh studio album in fifteen years. Not a lot of bands can claim that they’ve been as prolific in a such a span. ¬†Jamir Garcia, Lean Ansing, Lee Nadela, Chi Evora and Jerry Basco have certainly been hitting their stride for the past fifteen years. It’s also notable that the band’s roster from the first album ‘Fourth Degree Burn’ has not changed at all. Kinse Kalibre delivers what Slapshock has been delivering these past fifteen years – high adrenaline rock music and each song from this album just affirms the band’s rightful spot in the short list of the best bands of our generation.