Killing Joke It's hard to overstate the influence of '80s industrial icons Killing Joke on present-day hard rock: Everyone from Metallica to the Foo Fighters is in… 2003-08-05 Killing Joke
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Killing Joke (2003)

Killing Joke, Killing Joke | NO JOKE The reunited icons are still rocking hard
NO JOKE The reunited icons are still rocking hard

Details Release Date: Aug 05, 2003; Lead Performance: Killing Joke

It's hard to overstate the influence of '80s industrial icons Killing Joke on present-day hard rock: Everyone from Metallica to the Foo Fighters is in on the Joke (Dave Grohl even plays drums on this record). And no wonder: The band's brutal one-chord guitar riffs, pounding beats, and politically charged lyrics are intense, and the original lineup (re-formed for the new Killing Joke) still knows how to rage against the machine. Only the somewhat sterile production detracts from a fine reunion.

Originally posted Aug 11, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints
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