If there's any band that can be allowed to just rest on their laurels and phone albums in at this point in their career it's Killing Joke. For what these guys have done to the musical landscape as we now know it, they should be allowed to do whatever the fuck they want and have people worship them like the Gods that they are but thankfully, they choose not to do that. They're still out there on the cutting edge, putting out albums years ahead of the curve full of music and thoughts and idea which will probably only be properly understood hundreds of years from now. This latest release shows the band still confrontational, vibrant and hard hitting as ever, musically painting individual soliloquies that ruminate on the end of the world, thus the album's title of MMXII - 2012 - the Mayan thing. Whatever. Everything you deserve and nothing you expect is on here musically, with songs running the gamut of sounding like funeral dirges (Pole Shift), headbanging classics (Glitch), Goth nightmare anthems (In Cythera) and, of course, ass kicking Killing Joke songs (Corporate Elect). Jaz Coleman and Co. are a group of misunderstood Geniuses and this latest release from them is outstanding and sits well with anything they've ever released. Very highly recommended.
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