A1: REQUIEM (3:44); A2: WARDANCE (3:46); A3: TOMORROW’S WORLD (5:25); A4: BLOODSPORT (4:44).
B: THE WAIT (3:40); B2: COMPLICATIONS (3:06); B3: S.O.36 (6:30); B4: PRIMITIVE (3:32).
CATEGORY: ELECTRO-INDUSTRIAL | DURATION: 34 MINUTES
Only conceivable in the wake of the anti-rock iconoclasm of PiL and the Banshees, Killing Joke created something different by combining political imagery and tropes from anarcho-punk with heavy electro-enhanced beats, chanted hooks and scathing but evocative metal guitar riffs. Now viewable as sowing the seeds of the electro-industrial complex, Killing Joke presents a monstrous vision of underground music as dark, dangerous and devoid of subservience to conventional rock morphology, a trend that would only accelerate as the decade progressed.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”