What exactly does a German donut, called a Donot, taste like? What does it sound like? How does it react if you drop it into a chemical accident? These are only a small sampling of the many questions that I have pondered since March 4th. That was the day that the new single from legendary German punk rock band Donots arrived in my inbox.
For the first forty-five seconds "I Will Deny" is nothing more (or less) than a baker's dozen batch of ohing, melodic guitar strumming and spoken word sampling. Then the track kicks things into hyper gear: the music speeds up, the vocals become more prominent and loud, the sneering goes through the roof. It is from this point forward that the Donots really put on display why they have been able to navigate the fields of German punk for so long. The track combines all that is good and right with classic punk (think energy and loud delivery) with a melodic passion that would appeal to a new generation of punk fan. Add in the immediacy and present day relevance of the lyrics and you've got a punk song that should be able to transcend genres.
That's a breakfast best served with stolen cancer cash and coffee.