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5.0 out of 5 stars Unspeakably Good, 21 May 2003
This review is from: What's This for (Audio CD)
What’s THIS For..! Is a carnal, visceral experience. This is the point at which Killing Joke realised their potential to channel fundamental, primal forces through themselves and their instruments. With later albums they harness and direct that power with more precision, but this album finds Killing Joke acting as simple conduits for the dissonance, discord and disease of an environment at odds with its inhabitants. This album is a response to, rather than a reaction against, the collapse of reason, which makes it unique and urgent in a way no other album has before or will again. Often called a ‘difficult’ or ‘brutal’ album because it acts as an unfettered umbilical between a technological ‘civilisation’ blind to the havoc it causes and the forces of nature we so studiously ignore and repeatedly abuse. We don’t like the truth.
What would you expect to hear pouring through such an umbilical cord? As one member of the band put it, “The sound of nature throwing up”. Here is the aural bile. Enjoy.
Out of the virus, immunity comes.
Neither a question or an answer - What’s THIS For..!
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