AMEBIX: Knights of the Black Sun: 12”

I think my pal the Reverend Paul Putrid put it best: “Who knew the trajectories of the Amebix and Killing Joke would cross to the point where you can’t tell one from the other?” While maybe a bit more “rock” than even Jaz and the boys might dare to venture, the tune hear nonetheless bears traces of the same Killing Joke stamp as much of their other recent output. Not to say it’s a bad thing, especially when one considers that stamp could be found to varying degrees from the beginning, but it is interesting to note that the more they’ve progressed, the more that influence has become prominent. Also interesting is that this twelve-inch slab of wax has, count ‘em, one track on it, with an etching gracing the other side. Sure, it’s a good song, and the etching’s purty ‘n’ all, but a bit of a burn when one factors in the cost per song ratio, not to mention it’s a bit of a waste of a petroleum-based product, no?

 –jimmy (Profane Existence)