KILLING JOKE — Night Time (review)

KILLING JOKE — Night Time album cover Album · 1985 · Non-Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
Warthur
Killing Joke dial up the synthpop and new wave influences on this one, dragging their distinctive post-punk style into more classically gothic territory as a result - but if the extra polish represents a shift away from the harsh sound of their debut, it also takes Killing Joke into a distinctly warped pop landscape where their prickly ethos makes for something richer and darker than your typical mid-1980s pop ditty. Infectiously danceable, the album never quite goes fully electro-industrial with its approach but at the same time feels like an aesthetic cousin of the early work of Ministry or Nine Inch Nails.
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UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
A great album. I appreciate how adventurous Killing Joke were throughout the eighties. I even greatly enjoy Outside the Gate, which is usually not people´s favorite.

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