True to form, Ministry of Kultur is Kultur Shock’s latest uncomfortable statement at a time when nothing seems appropriate. While it is the band's most focused album to date as well as the most accessible to American audiences, the band’s continent-hopping approach to songwriting leaves the listener uncertain what's around the corner and it seems that's how they prefer it. It’s also their most explicitly political effort so far. As Yevdjevich explains, “Kultur Shock doesn't sing about broken hearts and flowers, but about everyday existence and faith that it might get better. Or worse. Punk describes our will to fight for what we believe in, Balkan melodies are the voice of the people we are part of and representing, and finally, metal adventures are our way to rage against the machine.” Speaking truth to the frontman's assertions, punk legend and Dead Kennedy's singer Jello Biafra declared that "Kultur Shock is what punk rock should sound like."
Genre: Rock: Punk
Release Date: 2011