This is Killing Joke's second LP. If not quite as remarkable as the band's gripping self-titled debut, "What's THIS For...!" showed that Killing Joke could maintain their frenetic, doom-wracked intensity while experimenting with their already strongly established style.
Jaz Coleman's vocals go through even more treatments and tweaks than before, chorus shout-alongs swathed in deep echoes, hidden behind Geordie Walker's punishing riffs and the steroid-driven rhythm section. Big Paul Ferguson in particular lays down some absolutely skull-crushing drum slams and Youth is no less intense at most parts, and often they rather than Coleman or Geordie dictate the song, as the lengthy death-groove of "Madness" makes perfectly clear (from Allmusic).
Aggresive, chaotic and dark, this is a sonic dystopia, one of the best LPs Killing Joke ever created.