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Album Review: Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent

Album Review: Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent

Tuesday 2nd November, 2010 9:17AM

Are we living in apocalyptic times? I personally would have said ‘no’, at least I would have before hearing Absolute Dissent the new album from industrial / goth / metal legends Killing Joke. Now, to be honest, I’m not sure. Such is the brooding evil inherent in this opus that it infects everything around it. Not since Minstry’s The Last Sucker has an album prophesised such darkness with such conviction. Even if you don’t believe in the imminent end times one cannot help but wonder. Promoted largely on the fact that it is the first proper album featuring the original Killing Joke line up in 28 years is a sure fire way to draw interest from long-time fans and people interested in dipping their toe in the KJ water alike. Fortunately for both groups this album feels almost like a summary of their entire career packed into one hour-long doomfest. Bring on the Killing Joke!

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