Killing Joke’s self-titled debut full-length album tore out of the gates in 1980: now it receives a reissue on the Caroline label. Killing Joke is a violent slab of post-punk vigour that still has a bite to it today. Pressed to picture disc vinyl bearing an image from a Northern Irish Troubles riot. Edition of 1000.
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10/10 Jack Customer review, 16th December 2016The true Godfathers of almost any modern heavy music out these days, these guys were/are criminally overlooked and undercredited for their influence and vision. The debut album by post-punk band Killing Joke is a sonic assault on the senses, but to fully grasp the extent of this, one must look at the timeline of its release. 1980. It was heavier, grimier, and more bizarre than nearly anything else at the time, and though countless have taken note and gone on to create louder, more abrasive works (even KJ themselves!), this one tops on a scale of quality and consistency.
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