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Dark and razor sharp,
This review is from: Killing Joke (Audio CD)
About 25 years after its inception, this album still holds up very strong and is bound to do so for a long time to come. It is the essence of organic music, stripped bare of any pretensions. Life between steel and concrete, man-made anger and desolation seem to drip from every line of the lyrics, from every abrasive chord. The slow reeling "Requiem", the angry and opressive "Wardance", and the spacious "Tomorrow's World", they seem atomic fragments of emotion rather than songs. But this is what makes this work seem truly detached and timeless - so true in its form and rarely captured in any other music of roughly the same genre.