Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

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 impact it had on me. It's a masterpiece and as important to industrial music as the Beatles were to pop. The recent remaster is good, it makes everything a little clearer but loses none of the power.

Songs of Note: Like Rats; Christbait Rising

5 dead, pale worlds out of 5

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