With this new release from KMFDM, industrial-rock fans had best be dusting off their Doc Martens.

With this new release from KMFDM, industrial-rock fans had best be dusting off their Doc Martens. "WWIII" finds the group delivering familiar riffs, beats and vocals. Timely lyrics and hints of electronica keep the musical landscape fresh. Although the album lacks the catchiness of such classic KMFDM tracks as "A Drug Against War" and "Juke Joint Jezebel," new tunes like "Stars & Stripes," "Blackball" and "Bullets, Bombs & Bigotry" are almost as endearing. Perhaps the band itself sums it up best in the closing track, the unusually named "Intro." Here, KMFDM acknowledges that change is not always necessary.—KK