What is Freak Kitchen, and where do they come from? Anyone hearing the band's trademark eclectic heavy metal is bound to ask the same questions. The lyrics do not even remotely resemble anything you ever heard before: satire, humor and attitude blend together in something quite out of the ordinary. Let's put it this way: how many other major rock acts have you heard discussing topics such as infidelity, organ transplant trading, anal bleaching and neo nazism among soccer mums to some of the grooviest metal anthems ever heard? The music is straightforward to the ear, yet infinitely intricate to the mind, borrowing influences from all over the world in a way we haven't heard since the late Frank Zappa roamed the earth. Mattias Eklund is certainly a driving force, the guitarman and singer who gave a whole new meaning to the expression go your own way. But nothing happens without the entire trinity of Bjorn, Christer and Mattias on the wagon, and in this massively well researched biography by seasoned Metal Journalist Anastasia Jonson you get to follow the Freak in detail from day one.
I've been a Freak Kitchen/Mattias fan ever since I stumbled onto a cover of "My guitar wants to kill your mama" by Freak Kitchen when I was a lot younger,and I remember my mind blown! I remember copying all the albums to my Minidisc player and just listening to them ,one by one until I knew each word and each note to each song by heart.
From Appetizer to Land of the Freaks to Art Metal,I really can't say enough about Mattias's creative vision and delivery!
Thank you for everything you've done!!!
I hope people enjoy this book as much as I have, I surely see myself coming back to this one plenty more times ,truly a joy to read :)