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March 15th, 2013

Hammerfest 2013: Killing Joke – Friday, 15 March 2013

Killing Joke at Hammerfest 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

That picture right there (well, the one below mainly) is the best claw we saw at Hammerfest 2013. Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke: take a bow.

Jaz Coleman is every bit the harbinger of doom that he was when Killing Joke mauled their way onto the scene in the late 1970s. Not a metal outfit in any real sense of the word, Killing Joke still prove themselves to be the heaviest and most disorientating band that have ever taken to a Hammerfest stage. From the dizzying electronica of opener Requiemthrough to the tumbling, fretted barrage of ‘This World Hell’ and the zany pulsating ‘Love Like Blood’ the diversity is vast but all very notably produce of Killing Joke’s hungry, distrusting three decades as musicians. The undiluted honesty found on record is tangible here, as Jaz pours brimstone onto every taut lyric, his maniacal eyes darting across the crowd as he lives the persona of paranoia that KJ’s music has come to encompass. It is sensational and the audience are rightfully exultant.

Click here to read more of David Keevill’s review of Day 2 of Hammerfest V.


Killing Joke @ Hammerfest V - 15 March 2013 c/o Gary Wolstenholme

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Killing Joke @ Hammerfest 2013 setlist:
Turn to Red
European Super State
Love Like Blood
The Beautiful Dead
This World Hell
Sun Goes Down
Money Is Not Our God
The Wait


Click here to see the rest of our coverage from Hammerfest 2013 – In Fear Of The Dragon.


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