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Not their finest moment
on 6 January 2009
Listening to Fire Dances today is a bit difficult. After the quite dark and at times difficult album Revelations the previous year Killing Joke tries to overcompensate with a hugely energetic album with lots of triba drums. However it gets annoying after a while. The production doesn't really help either and it seems like the band is struggling to find a new expression without losing their original sound but it doesn't really work that well.
Then rather press forward to the next album Night Time where a new sound is in place but most importantly, with much better songwriting. The bonus peel session tracks can be found on the new BBC sessions album so if you already have the original album stick to that and buy the new BBC sessions album instead.