Extensive interview with the Husaria's founder/owner Tomasz Smaga at IDIOTEQ.com
Semantik Punk - live in Dortmund, Germany, review from the tour with Meshuggah at Nocturnal Hall:
"When Meshuggah’s axe-man Fredrik Thordendal says: “Wow! Haven’t heard anything sounding even close to this before! These guys are totally unique! Love the whole album! I don’t know what to say...incredible is probably a good word...”, then one can expect something great and unique from a band like this. And this band is Warsaw’s own Semantik Punk, described playing “new millennium punk that presents ridiculously unusual musicianship and uncommon composing skills”. Well, supporting Meshuggah I of course did not expect a band playing something straight and mainstream-like ;) But to see Semantik Punk actually play left me baffled and speechless. My jaw literally hit the ground! Especially watching drummer Karol Ludew… erm… “doing things” (“to play” would be just a too trivial description; for what he is actually doing I don’t have words)… drove me crazy. Never ever have seen this! Singer Adam Adamaczyk again had a significant similarity to Napalm Death’s Barney, visually as well as regarding his stage performance. Musically, Meshuggah for sure left a huge impact, but you cannot really compare both bands. To describe what Semantik Punk is about is almost impossible. Experimental Punk? With Hardcore, Jazz, Classic mixed in? The music of Semantik Punk is weird, off-key, totally nuts, dissonant, atonal yet melodic and groovy. And the new album is not only crazy by its name abcdefghijklmnoprstuwxyz. Does it all make sense? Probably not. Any questions? Yes, thousands of *laughs*. No, that was definitely not a performance to deal with easily, but an unusual and unique one, and for sure a peak experience. A good one…"
SAMO at MetalSucks.