Neuk! (Dutch for Fuck!) is just an awesome band! I’ve known them for quite some time. Somewhere in the early zero’s I bought their third album ‘Het Nadeel Van De Twijfel’, which is Dutch for ‘the drawback of the doubt’. I really loved that album. It mixed hardcore, punk and hiphop. If I had to name a similar band, I’d say Downset comes to mind. In 2006 the band decided to quit, but after same reunion shows through the years they are now back with a new album called ‘Bloedend Hard’, which is released in June 2016. Their first album since 2001!
It’s pretty difficult to write a decent review about a band who sings in Dutch. Neuk! always have lot plays on words. Take the album title of their new album, Bloedend Hard, which means ‘bleeding hard’. A nice play on words, but it also describes the album’s attitude. It’s hard. I think it’s harder, vocal wise, than their previous albums. There are more scream, which make the album more aggressive. I like it!
Musically it’s like Neuk! never stopped. They were on hiatus since 2006, with a couple of shows every year. Early 2016 the new album was announced. I was siked! It took me quite a while to finally review the album (sorry guys!), but I finally managed to find some time. What can I say? The album is awesome, from front to back. A nice little achievement is that the album never bores me. Ever. Scout’s honor. It’s hard, I already told you that. But it’s also fast when it has to be and laid back when the songs ask for it.
Score: 8.9/10 ★★★★☆
05. Het is hard
09. Kruistocht in trainingsbroek
10. De aanslag
11. Oud zeer
12. Een knaak in je hand, bloed in je onderbroek
13. Brood en spelen
14. Leuk en aardig
15. De onderste steen