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Album came out in 2003

Great album, not to be confused with their black and white 1980 album. Same self titled deal.

This is a 2003 release.

Great Album - Wrong Review

This was a strong return for KJ a few years ago (with Dave Grohl on drums), but not the 1980 classic reviewed here.


There are a few songs here I am not too thrilled with and mostly skip over, however there are a few songs I think are as strong as Killing Joke has ever been. In particular
"total invasion", "you'll never get to me", "seeing red"… Great Songs!!


Formed: 1978

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Heavy and slow, Killing Joke (at least early in their career) were a quasi-metal band dancing to a tune of doom and gloom. They eventually became less heavy and more arty (the latter seems almost impossible) -- more danceable, even -- but early on they made some urgent slabs of molten dynamite that oozed with the power of thick guitars, thudding drums, and over the top singing. The origins of Killing Joke lie in the Matt Stagger Band. Paul Ferguson was drumming for the group when he met Jaz Coleman...
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