Its a good time to be a Godhead fan. The band has been consistently making quality releases ever since they broke the manson-esque mold they were branded with when they did 2000 Years Of Human Error. As much as 2000 was a great record (which in fact is one of the best), I feel that Godhead truly came into their own when they released Evolver. With Evolver, they refined their sound and became what they are today: A hard rock band. No longer industrial (Nothingness, Powertool Stigmata), the band band traded a polished effects driven approach for catchy riffs, dark melodies, and and overall straight-forward style. The results is seen in Evolver and The Shadow Line, two of the 21st centuries finest dark rock albums.
The band continues this approach with At The Edge of the World, but bring back some synths along for the ride. Songs like Stay Back, Closing The Door, and Origin Of Suffering are great with Jason Miller's melodic croon vocals and dark synth lines buried in the rhythm section. Just like on previous albums, At The Edge of the World is a very bleak, depressing album. But hey, that's their style. Let's just say that moody albums make for some great melodies. Just Take Anything, Soldier Song, and The Puppet are great tracks too. Its hard to go into detail because this album was really made for the fans. If you like the direction Godhead took since Evolver then you will like this album as it is very modern, but with that dark (there's that word again!) Godhead edge. Also, for the industrial fans there are several remixes at the end of the album. The best one is for Stay Back, which is almost completely electronic. It sounds really cool. My only complaint is the drumming. Their new drummer Ty's drumming is kind of weak compared to James O'Connors. If you have heard Shadow Line you will know what I mean. James' drumming was just so much harder and loud, it really made the album. On At The Edge of the World the drumming just sounds kind of weak in comparision. Its not a huge complaint though and I'm probably being biased. The artwork for this record is great, it has a very sci-fi oriental theme with some great cgi/photohop work. Anyway, I definitely recommend this album to long-time Godhead fans because it is the album you have been waiting for. Also, to new fans who like modern (or old school) rock and industrial, you owe it to yourself to check this album out. Also get their acoustic EP that came out earlier this year. It will give you a good idea just how gifted these musician's are.