Shihad formed in
1988 in New Zealand (they have since relocated to Australia) and
have a total of six releases.
In 2002 the band decided a name change was in order, as the events
of 9/11 made them realize that their name was too
similar to Jihad, the term for Holy War.
Under their new name Pacifier, they released an album in late 2002,
they reverted back to their previous name in late 2004.
The only album reviewed here is 1995's Killjoy, a moody,
interesting dark alterna-metal album that showed a fair degree
of originality and promise.
Reportedly the newer material opts for a more mainstream-ish
appeal, somewhat inspired by