Killing Joke [2003]

  • Record Label: Red Ink
  • Release Date: Aug 5, 2003
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Q Magazine
    40
    For all its feverish bluster, this... is patchy at best. [Sep 2003, p.102]
  2. Rolling Stone
    40
    All the humorless gloom and doom feels oppressive after a while. [18 Sep 2003, p.74]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 18, 2014
    10
    Eleven years after it's release, this album still holds up big time. Classic Joke. A sonic explosion throughout. They were and still are theEleven years after it's release, this album still holds up big time. Classic Joke. A sonic explosion throughout. They were and still are the most influential band, post punk. Long may they annoy. Full Review »
  2. Apr 18, 2016
    8
    The aptly self titled 2003 album from Killing Joke showcases some of the band's angriest and heaviest songs to date, which means you're in forThe aptly self titled 2003 album from Killing Joke showcases some of the band's angriest and heaviest songs to date, which means you're in for an absolute treat. Jaz Coleman has this incredibly menacing element to his voice that I haven't heard in any other vocalist. Add Dave Grohl on drums to the mix and the powerful riffs from Geordie Walker and you have an album that easily stacks up against their debut. "The Death and Resurrection Show" and "Asteroid" are strong contenders for the soundtrack to the apocalypse. "Seeing Red" and "You'll Never Get To Me" are a bit more melodic whilst retaining the heaviness of the album as a whole. It's got just enough fury and melody to satisfy fans of any era of the band's storied career. Full Review »
  3. nosferatu
    Feb 13, 2007
    9
    My favourite band still dominates the alternative scene. This is evidence of true talent, originality and staying power!