Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent


8.2 | 57 votes |
Release date: 27 September 2010
Style: Industrial metal, Post-Punk

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01. Absolute Dissent
02. The Great Cull
03. Fresh Fever From The Skies
04. In Excelsis
05. European Super State
06. This World Hell
07. Endgame
08. The Raven King
09. Honour The Fire
10. Depthcharge
11. Here Comes The Singularity
12. Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove

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jupitreas
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On 19 September 1987, during a typically rambling and insane lecture, Jaz Coleman warned his listeners of the impending awakening of the Elder Gods and the terrible apocalypse that is to follow. Mankind's sole means of countering a planetary invasion is through contact with the forgotten ones, gods that "dwell in the individual and irrational unconscious, (...) are the gods of survival, they are pre-rational, they are blind and immensely powerful, (...) their force manifested in man as hunger, the sex urge, the 'fight or flight' adrenaline reaction and the tribal cohesion factor". Killing Joke is therefore, of course, conceptually an attempt at summoning the forgotten ones to consciousness, releasing and consequently reabsorbing their force through comprehension.

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published 20.10.2010 | Comments (6)

This new album, the first in nearly 30 years with the original line-up, completely lives up to its promises. Or not. Depends on what you were looking for.

This certainly doesn't prevent it to be full of great songs, reminiscent of many eras of the band's history. But make no mistake: it's not a trek along Nostalgia Lane. Killing joke is as always terribly relevant, actual and modern (or, dare I say it, post-modern).

Plus, these new songs kick ass live!

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03.10.2010 - 01:56
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
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03.10.2010 - 14:12
Rating: 9
Darkside Momo
Retired
Some really good songs on this one.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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03.10.2010 - 22:38
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Oh my god oh my god oh my god =D
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member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
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10.10.2010 - 13:49
Rating: 9
Darkside Momo
Retired
Definitely a grower.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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10.10.2010 - 22:40
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
finally, an album that I've been looking forward to this year that did not let me down!
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loves 小巫
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11.10.2010 - 04:11
Rating: 9
Darkside Momo
Retired
Interesting song by song review here, with Jaz himself.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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28.12.2010 - 19:02
Rating: 9
Neklan
Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 8
Originality: 10
Production: 10
CD Covers: 8

Best Songs:
01. Absolute Dissent
05. European Super State
08. The Raven King
12. Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove

Interesting Comments:
Darkside Momo
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10.07.2011 - 18:31
Night Sight
Best songs:

The Great Cull
honour the fire
absolute dissent
the raven king
ghosts of ladbroke grave
fresh forever

overall it is great album with no doubt

one of the best in 2010
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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03.02.2012 - 17:05
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Good album, maybe not as 'insane' as some of the earlier killing joke albums (i mean their second self-titled album onwards), but it still has a good atmosphere running throughout.
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