On 15th November 2015 at 18:24 jygghgh wrote...
Alternate review of the same gig here http://barrrbarr.blogspot.co.uk/
Posted by Steve Mackenzie.
Reviewed on 5th November 2015.
Live at Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday, 4th November 2015
As a Killing Joke fan for the last 30 years, it was a honour to go see them again and review it as well. I never doubt that the mighty Killing Joke won't let me down and be anything other than intense, immense and amazing.
Not only that but Killing Joke with the proper line up.
As for as live acts go the can still keep the audience wanting more and know how to deliver it.
Having not heard the new album before I went, it was really interesting to hear 6 songs off the new album and they still sound like Killing Joke.
The gig was a good mixture of songs from the band's heavy back catalogue. They played crowd favourites like Eighties, Requim and Wardance. Love like Blood was one of the encores off the new album. The track that really stuck out was I am the Virus, which has been in my head all day.
It is always funny seeing Killing Joke live as it is great to see Jaz Coleman has lost none of his stage presence, his crazy eyes staring out into the audience, with people avoiding the stare as if it might turn them to stone ( would it?).
Just short of two hours filled with magnificent riffs and drums that I can still feel now.