KILLING JOKE / Brighter than a Thousand Suns (1986 / 2007)
I've been reviewing the Killing Joke studio albums in the order they were released, which means it’s time for BTATS. Jebus. Synth pop! Fans can defend it all they like but it’s an ear turd. It's bad enough that I know it exists, actually putting it into the player is a trial only surpassed by listening to it.
But wait! A 2007 reissue gave us Chris Kimsey’s mix. It’s much more aggressive than Mendelsohn’s piss poor effort. I hear guitars! I hear bass! I hear Jaz Coleman being bland. Shit. It still sucks.