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Sunday, January 22, 2012

GODFLESH / Streetcleaner (1989)

Streetcleaner is over twenty years old but still kicks the shit out of most of the Industrial music around today. It's as powerful as a force of nature - a storm of sludge and grit and glass that eats into your brain and shreds your veins. A drum machine pummels along beneath a wall of lo-fi guitars and bowel-rattling bass while Justin K. Broadrick vocally releases his inner demons.
I'll never forget the first time I heard it and the life-changing impact it had on me. It's a masterpiece and as important to Industrial music as The Beatles were to Pop music. Yes, I did just compare Godflesh to The Beatles and I stand by it.
For the record, the 2010 remaster is a successful update, it makes everything a little clearer but loses none of the original's crushing power.

Songs of Note: Like Rats; Christbait Rising

5 dead, pale worlds out of 5

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