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

Saturday, January 12, 2013

GODFLESH / Songs of Love and Hate (1996)

The Godflesh machine added a real live drummer for their fourth album, which coincided with a significant musical shift. The inclusion of some of Justin K Broadrick's other interests lessens the stark industrial sound even further than the previous album; there's hip hop blood in the veins of Songs of Love and Hate. It has moments that capture the early sonic assault, but mostly it's tamed, which is not to say it's lightweight, rather that it's less like a ton of gravel on your face and more like a ton of soil. Yes, a ton is still a ton, but if I'd a choice I'd choose the gravel.

Songs of Note: Wake; Angel Domain

3½ frail fears out of 5

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