Check This Mix: Killing Joke – Absolute Dissent

Lately, I’ve been in a musical funk. I mean, how many times can you listen to Auto-Tune infested ear molestations before you finally crack and start listening to the equally horrible Toby Keith (honestly I wouldn’t put Auto-Tune past him too. Auto-Tuned country music coming in 3..2..)
Luckily for me, one of my friends I work with showed me this group, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The group is called Killing Joke and the album is called “Absolute Dissent.” This is their 14th album they’ve release and the first to feature the original members since 1981. So basically these guys have been playing music longer than I’ve been alive. How I missed them is completely beyond me, but this is a breath of fresh air if you’re looking to mix up your music library.
Its very tough to categorize this group due to the wide variety of styles they seamlessly shift through on the CD. In most cases, a band couldn’t get away with playing this diverse of music but these guys nail it. The mix on this album takes you back to a simpler time when space was all that mattered. They bathe every track in just the right amount of reverb and keep the mix very straight forward. It is extremely raw and powerful from start to finish with Jaz Coleman’s uncanny gruff voice barking through most of the whole set, the off combination just works.
I’m not going to guarantee every one of you will love it, but if you’re bored with music and tired of being able to tell where a song is headed, then go check these guys out.
A big thanks to Jason for showing me these guys.
So go buy this, don’t steal it or I will mail you every Toby Keith CD I can find.