Killing Joke - Killing Joke

8.1 | 74 votes |
Release date: 5 October 1980
Style: Post-Punk


96 have it
11 want it

01. Requiem
02. Wardance
03. Tomorrow's World
04. Bloodsport
05. The Wait
06. Complications
07. Change
08. S.0.36
09. Primitive

Top 20 albums of 1980: 13

Quite akin to the previous album I staff picked, this is a release by a band before they became metal. It would be another 10 years before the industrial part of Killing Joke's sound became rough enough to warrant the "industrial metal" tag, but even from the beginning their cold and mechanical post-punk oozed of the sounds of industrial music, though more focused on barrages of bass, cold and anxious atmospheres, and feverishly angry vocals. It laid the groundwork for industrial rock 40 years ago today, though its influence was even more far reaching than that, and you could say that it ranks among those albums who inspired everyone who heard them. Even if Killing Joke committed the cardinal sin of having two non-consecutive self-titled albums.

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04.02.2012 - 18:11
Rating: 9
In a year where iron maiden, def leppard and judas priest were revelling in each of their respective successes, so was an interesting british band called killing joke, who, with their debut, conveyed a whole new meaning to music itself. Actually, i love this album, forgot what i said before;)

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