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Release date: 1986
Style: Post-Punk , Darkwave


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01. Adorations
02. Sanity
03. Chessboards
04. Twilight Of The Mortal
05. Love Of The Masses
06. The Southern Sky
07. Victory
08. Wintergardens
09. Rubicon
10. Goodbye To The Village [bonus]
11. Exile [bonus]
12. Ecstasy [2007 Remaster bonus]
13. Adorations [Supernatural Mix version] [2007 Remaster bonus]
14. Sanity [Insane Mix version] [2007 Remaster bonus]

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This review is of the 2007 Remastered release

In 1986 Killing Joke released their sixth album Brighter Than A Thousand Suns, hot off the heals of the mainstream attention grabbing Night Time. The new album had a polarizing effect on the fans, alienating many with its synth pop tendencies and conventional song writing. Gone were the monolithic harsh riffs, acerbic vocals and trance-inducing tribal drums: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns had a sound propelled forward by prominent keyboards and controlled, clean singing by Jaz Coleman. Recently, the band decided to re-release this wildcard of an album, but wait - there is a catch.

published 12.05.2008 | Comments (3)

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musicalkaratekid - 04.02.2012 at 01:21  
Rating: 8 This has such a retro 80's sound, but the melody and dynamics contained within makes for a pleasant listen. It may even be their most melodic offering to date, but the synthesisers and jaz coleman's soothing voice(though some are more used to his rougher voice) make it one to be admired, certainly.
Baz Anderson - 16.05.2012 at 18:54  
  Yeh, this is a great album... not the kind of thing I tend to listen to regularly though!
Ilham - 24.05.2014 at 18:04  
Rating: 9 I never made lists of my favourite albums, mainly because I'd take me days and I'd spent too much time updating it. But this one would easily be in the top 10. Track#1 is just perfect.
moonflash - Today at 00:32  
Rating: 9 Adoration.
Ilham - Today at 00:55  
Rating: 9
Written by moonflash on Today at 00:32


You finally listened to it! I can safely assume you liked it. Very happy to see that. That track should be renamed Perfection.
moonflash - Today at 02:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Ilham on Today at 00:55

You finally listened to it! I can safely assume you liked it. Very happy to see that. That track should be renamed Perfection.

I've actually have been exploring Killing Joke after you mentioned them to me on one of the threads. This album I instantly took a liking to even back when I first heard it a few weeks ago. But the awesomeness of the record just dawned on me today. You know how it's like, you listen to an album, you really like it and then you kinda forget about it until you rediscover it and are absolutely blown away. :-P Well that happened to me with this one. And you're absolutely right, track 1 is out of this world.

P.S. You should try the new Kayo Dot if you haven't already, that is the album that reminded me of this one and the reason why I came back to it. I find the two records to have similar moods and atmosphere, but maybe it's just me and you'll disagree with me on that.

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