Monday, October 29, 2007
Words really can't do justice to the absolute authoritative might of Killing Joke.
From their early punk days to the more melodic later years, even on to their recent return to a sound that's almost Lovecraftian in its visceral brutality, the band has been an unstoppable force for close to 30 years.
Their sound is epic and apocalyptic, but at the same time passionate and beautifully moving. Every industrial and nu-metal band of the last two decades has owed its existence to Killing Joke; they've all basically played in the field plowed by Jaz Coleman, Geordie and company, whether they knew it or not.
This remains one of my all-time favorite songs.
From the 1985 Night Time album, it's Love Like Blood.