KILLING JOKE: Hosanna’s from the Basements of Hell: CD

Jul 07, 2006

Nearly thirty years down the line, Killing Joke continues to kick ass and take names. On their latest, the band sticks to the basic formula that made them famous: a monstrous, grinding stew of punk, metal, industrial dance, heavy as fuck yet wholly danceable if one is so inclined. Although their diversions into other territories over the years have been interesting at worst, it is this aspect of Killing Joke—that booming behemoth that lilts melodies at you while threatening to devour you whole—that has always left one with a sense of awe and a realization that music can be a powerful thing, indeed.

 –jimmy (Cooking Vinyl)