April 19, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a C+

With tribal drums, grinding guitars, and a drone that occasionally gives way to melody, Britain’s industrial-metal grandads Killing Joke roil here as single-mindedly as they did in 1980. But Democracy‘s cynical diatribes come off as manipulative as the campaign ads they attack. Which is even harder to take when the average song runs a draggy five-and-a-half minutes long.

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