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Release date: 27 September 2010
Style: Industrial metal, Post-Punk


8.2 | 58 votes


63 have it
6 want it

01. Absolute Dissent
02. The Great Cull
03. Fresh Fever From The Skies
04. In Excelsis
05. European Super State
06. This World Hell
07. Endgame
08. The Raven King
09. Honour The Fire
10. Depthcharge
11. Here Comes The Singularity
12. Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove

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On 19 September 1987, during a typically rambling and insane lecture, Jaz Coleman warned his listeners of the impending awakening of the Elder Gods and the terrible apocalypse that is to follow. Mankind's sole means of countering a planetary invasion is through contact with the forgotten ones, gods that "dwell in the individual and irrational unconscious, (...) are the gods of survival, they are pre-rational, they are blind and immensely powerful, (...) their force manifested in man as hunger, the sex urge, the 'fight or flight' adrenaline reaction and the tribal cohesion factor". Killing Joke is therefore, of course, conceptually an attempt at summoning the forgotten ones to consciousness, releasing and consequently reabsorbing their force through comprehension.

published 20.10.2010 | Comments (6)

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Darkside Momo

07.10.2010 This new album, the first in nearly 30 years with the original line-up, completely lives up to its promises. Or not. Depends on what you were looking for.

This certainly doesn't prevent it to be full of great songs, reminiscent of many eras of the band's history. But make no mistake: it's not a trek along Nostalgia Lane. Killing joke is as always terribly relevant, actual and modern (or, dare I say it, post-modern).

Plus, these new songs kick ass live!

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!J.O.O.E.! - 03.10.2010 at 01:56  
Darkside Momo - 03.10.2010 at 14:12  
Rating: 9 Some really good songs on this one.
Uirapuru - 03.10.2010 at 22:38  
  Oh my god oh my god oh my god =D
Darkside Momo - 10.10.2010 at 13:49  
Rating: 9 Definitely a grower.
Ag Fox - 10.10.2010 at 22:40  
Rating: 9 finally, an album that I've been looking forward to this year that did not let me down!
Darkside Momo - 11.10.2010 at 04:11  
Rating: 9 Interesting song by song review here, with Jaz himself.
CrippledReverend - 28.12.2010 at 19:02  
Rating: 9 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 8
Originality: 10
Production: 10
CD Covers: 8

Best Songs:
01. Absolute Dissent
05. European Super State
08. The Raven King
12. Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove

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Darkside Momo
Night Sight - 10.07.2011 at 18:31  
  Best songs:

The Great Cull
honour the fire
absolute dissent
the raven king
ghosts of ladbroke grave
fresh forever

overall it is great album with no doubt

one of the best in 2010
musicalkaratekid - 03.02.2012 at 17:05  
Rating: 8 Good album, maybe not as 'insane' as some of the earlier killing joke albums (i mean their second self-titled album onwards), but it still has a good atmosphere running throughout.

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