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4.0 out of 5 stars Whets the appetite for the album..., 14 July 2014
This review is from: Decline and Fall (Audio CD)
Let's clear a few things up: Godflesh weren't kind of gods of guitar-driven industrial, they virtually invented a genre of their own. JK Broadrick didn't part company with Godflesh, it was his project to disband once GC Green had left. While the JK Flesh output is good stuff, it was essentially the closest we'll get to JKB releasing something under his own name, and is just one of the dozens of projects he has been involved with that have released music in the last 25+ years. Godflesh is what JKB is most-known for - and with good reason. However, fundamentally Godflesh was a two-man project, and this is the much-anticipated return of that collaboration.
From 198x's 'Streetcleaner' and 'Godflesh' albums through to 2001's 'Hymns' album Broadrick & Green released some jaw-droppingly unique music - and this is as close to Godflesh Mk I as we're going to get: JK Broadrick, GC Green, machines.
The title track is the weakest of the four in my opinion, but I do get a sense of Broadrick & Green "honouring the back catalogue". The relentless feel to the drums hark back to their earliest output, while the guitar tone reminds me of that of 'Hymns', but the most important aspect of the sound, the most 'Godflesh' element that is making a welcome return after so long, is THAT bass tone. It's back, grinding and clanking away underneath everything else, and this is what makes this release so exciting: nobody else makes quite this sound. I don't what he does to his signal, but it is a glorious sound. 'Ringer' is heavy in a way that it seems only JKB can manage, and if these are the off-cuts of the forthcoming album (and that's not a given with Godflesh), then we really are in for a treat not normally associated with reformations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bass is back - get this ep while you can, 8 Aug 2014
This review is from: Decline and Fall (Audio CD)
As mentioned by other reviewers this is as close to the initial GODFLESH model as you are ever going to get. This is a return to the intensity of the debut (GODFLESH) and street cleaner albums. The tracks contained here are not going to be on the just announced LP "a world lit by fire" so I'm guessing that this is going to be sought after in due course. Best tracks for me are Ringer and playing with fire. I saw GODFLESH supporting loop back in 1990 and if you get the chance to catch them on their tour this december then I would make the effort. Also check out the lead track for AWLBF - https://soundcloud.com/godflesh-2/new-dark-ages/
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5.0 out of 5 stars Godflesh are back!, 31 Aug 2014
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Godflesh are back! If this is anything to go on then their forthcoming album (scheduled to be released in October 2014) is going to be fantastic. It's dark, it's heavy, it's classic Godflesh without sounding like they are repeating themselves. I love (Justin Broadrick's other project) Jesu too, but I'm delighted that Godflesh are back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I dint expect this EP to be as good as it is, 14 July 2014
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I dint expect this EP to be as good as it is, a perfect bridge between SOLAH and Hymns whilst still managing to sound fresh and up to date.
This bodes well for the new album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 July 2014
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Good album :)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return!, 8 Jun 2014
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Godflesh are kind of ‘gods’ of late 80’s heavy guitar driven industrial. In 2002, Godflesh parted company with Justin Broadrick forming a variety of bands including Jesu. In 2012 he formed JK Flesh and released ‘Posthuman’ a mixture of heavy dubstep, industrial, drone, guitar driven, distorted vocal grunge. Godflesh are now back with a new EP and it’s great to have them back! It’s industrial music with distorted guitars and unlike JK vocals are back at the forefront. Personally, I prefer the distorted noise driven vocals of JK than Godflesh so it’s a great release but for me nothing quite matches Broadrick’s songwriting on ‘posthuman’ . I’d wish he would return to writing a few more JK Flesh stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 July 2014
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This review is from: Decline and Fall [VINYL] (Vinyl)
GODFLEAH at their best
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