"Boli glava" (2016)
Our 4th album is finally released!
We have not been much in a hurry for releasing this album (guess you already have noticed it), but when everything was ready albumm is published.
Our oppinion is that this is returning to SMF roots (eventhough we have never left them) and if you like that style you will be glad to listen to it.
On the first place, we wolud like to thank to ourselfes.
Special thanks to
Nina (still tolerating us after all these years)
Cover & Photos: Braca Nadezdic
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"Ma kome majku?" (2007)
Our 3rd album is finally released in November 2007 for PGP-RTS.
First new ideas for the 3rd album came up in the year 2001. Obviously
we didn't rushed this time, but there were also other reasons why it took
us 6 years to release this album. In the meantime, lots of people thought
SMF is not existing anymore, mainly because we slowed down with the gigs,
but the truth is we were stuck in our home-made studio. The situation
forced us to do everything on our own, from creating music and lyrics,
over sound engineering, mixing and mastering, to final touches like cover
design and video editing. For the first time we took it all in our hands,
spent huge amounts of time and energy in learning new stuff, spent even
more time and energy in working it all out practically, but now, the final
results appear to be surprisingly well done.
It was time to make some small changes. Our authentic "old school"
metalcore style from the late '80 is now transformed into a radically
improved audio image, which is fully fitting in current music production
standards and more appropriate for new listeners. At the first place, we wanted album to sound loud and powerful,
no compromises in that domain. It was quite easy with Sale's voice, which
now sounds roughest then ever, after decades of drinking beer and smoking
tons of weed. He screamed the wildest possible vocals for this album and
that way determined the expression of the whole band. Usual, vintage shredding
guitar is now enriched with a sonic edge. Bass is frequently wide and much
more mighty then before. The most
experiments we did on drums, less in sounding department, more on rhythms
themselves. We broke a beat here and there to get the right groove. We
involved syncope and were surprised how well it goes along with our
"weird" riffs. Finally, we even dared to use odd time signatures, like
7/8 tact (7 beats per time measure).
We could say that this album is a small step towards modern trends.
There are some elements of heavy industrial sound, drum'n'bass and
techno, but those are just minor influences. Basically, it's only a
"crossover thrash" as we all know it: hardcore punk and thrash
metal mixed with our "in your face" lyrics and unique harmonic
Songs last a bit longer then before, each one is formed in a different way
and has it's own atmosphere. Some of the lyrics are not complete comedy as
before, but they all contain elements of sarcasm and irony.
At the first place, we are grateful to ourselves - SMF. Special thanks
to Nina, Zeljko Bozic (Akademija), Bare wired, Miklos, Bane Lokner, Dragan
Saranovic (PGP), Kole (Rapid Force).
Cover & Photos: Braca Nadezdic
Special guest appearances: you will recognize them yourself
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"Lako cemo" (1998)
SMF is a band that had one goal from the beginning and that is to have fun. Entertain the audience with its music and lyrics. SMF practically
invented and established the basics of gag hardcore with somewhat sick lyrics in
Serbian language and with themes about Serbian mentality. Good, down to earth black humor has throughout remained a vital characteristic of
SMF. On this second album we wanted to go even further in the same
manner. We wanted our music
to maintain the funny note on one side and to have a kick ass aggressive
sounding on the other. In other words, we wanted weird harmonies to provoke laughter
mixed with brutal riffs and tight rhythms.
We began to assemble the material for our second album mid 1996. We worked hard during
1996-1997 and made 17 songs. We tried not to drift away from our style, the
original SMF style, but tried to make the songs better, inventive and quality wise.
One of the characteristics of our music is that, on both albums, there are no
typical hit songs - every song could be someone's hit. Many may say -
how's that? Well, first of all, each songs is quite unique and different
from others in all possible ways. Actually, we've heard opinions that
differences are way too significant for a general public taste. However,
anyone can find something that he likes. Even those agree that the songs they like less are also very good songs.
It's mainly because our music is not instantly "shot from the
hand", in usual and well known forms. We rather think about it all
and then keep on looking for the best solutions to achieve originality.
The CD edition of "Lako cemo" album is the first Serbian multimedia
CD. If you pop this CD into your CD ROM drive, you will be able to see a short
and funny story about us. which also incorporates with the album theme.
We take this opportunity to thank all the dudes that helped us in
creation of this album:
Kole (Rapid Force), Nikola (Block Out), Djura Mysterious (Overdose), Kokan (X-centar), Vlada
& Kaja, Bare Wired, Sola (ex-SMF), Boban (Urban Music), Koyote (Eyesburn).
Special guest appearances: Zika O'Bretkovic (u celini i celosti) and
Mister X (the Jupiterian).
Cover art: Eddie
Photo: Braca Nadezdic
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"Dalje neces moci..." (1995)
In the time when SMF was beginning it's work, there were no independent record
companies in Serbia, so we didn't exactly have an idea when the songs were going to be recorded and issued. This album is a collection of songs that were created during the different stages SMF went through. This is why we can say that the material for our first album was created
Also, here we find songs from our early period (1989-1990), thus you may see here the original 9 DEMO songs:
"Djenka", "Burek", "Cvikam zicu", "Votka",
'Premija", "Mars po petarde", "Opljackani smo",
"Daj pare" i "Mumlafon". Along with these songs, there are others, such as
"Dalje neces moci", "Banda", "Pasteta" i "Vozi
Misko", also from that period. During the years, these songs have sustained various changes in music and lyrics and are so recorded on the album. However, we must mention that the DEMO recording is authentic and very dear to us,
so if you have a chance, give it a listen.
On the album you may find songs that were written during the period of war, crisis and hyperinflation in
former Yugoslavia (1991-1993). We describe that period through songs, such as:
"Vreme krize", "Preko reda", "Ocu moju platu, "Embargo" i "Dole
vlada". Through this, SMF has maintained it's sense of humor, which can be seen through songs such as: "Karate kara
te", "Zena il' antena", "Bus" i "Kontas".
At the beginning of August 1994, band finally enters the recording studio. For an incredible 30 hours, at the
Focus Studio, we have recorded the album "Dalje neces moci...plati pa ces
proci!" containing 26 songs. In comparison with the world's leading
hardcore bands from that period, such as D.R.I., Agnostic Front, S.O.D., Youth of Today, whose albums play out in approx. 30
minutes, our album may easily be considered a double album, since the songs on it play out in 55 minutes!
We were facing the problem of finding a production company willing to issue our material. After about 6 months of
searching and negotiating, ITV Melomarket (aka ITMM) issued our album.
Although it was selling very well for years, you can't find it in the
Photo: Braca Nadezdic
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