Killing Joke – Revelations (1982)

Revelations is the last in the original run of albums to feature bassist Youth. It is strikingly different from the two previous albums, and perhaps on first listen doesn’t seem as good (also, what even is that fucking record sleeve?), but it has grown on me. I will say however, the last but one track “Good Samaritan” is probably the worst Killing Joke song I have ever heard. Its absolutely abysmal.

Youth is on record as apparently saying this album is a “dirge”, and whilst I agree in some regards this is still an absolute pleasure to listen to. Jaz Coleman’s vocals are getting more melodic and Geordie’s guitars are still bizarre and your brain does gymnastics listening to them. Good stuff.