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GODFLESH - Post Self

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Avalanche Recordings AREC040
Release Year: 2017
Note: great new album by the mythic avant/industrial metal band, irresistable rhythms and power... the CD version "...the duos eighth LP and third release since reconvening in 2014, is easily the groups best effort in over 20 years, not to mention 2017s best industrial-metal album." [Pitchfork]
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"The new LP from pioneering industrial band Godflesh is the duos best effort in over 20 yearsa sinister amalgam of Justin Broadrick and G.C. Greens collective work to date.
We understand the ordinary business of living, we know how to work the machine, T.S. Eliot wrote in 1939s The Family Reunion. We are insured against fire, against larceny and illness, against defective plumbing, but not against the act of God. Eliots play was a disaster, but it well illustrates the binaries written right into the name of pioneering industrial band Godflesh. Since the duos formation in 1988, their artistic underpinnings have encompassed human screams and assembly-line roars, hot blood and cold steel, the devil we know and the android we fear.
Multi-instrumentalist Justin Broadrick and bassist G.C. Green werent the first in heavy music to exploit these binaries through unbridled aggression; Killing Joke, Throbbing Gristle, and Einstrzende Neubauten are but three iconic groups that were active long before Godflesh. But in matters of sheer sonic magnitude, Godfleshs juncture of man-made instrumentation (searing shouts, buzzsaw riffs) and artificial fury (militant drum loops, chrome-laden effects) was unprecedented upon arrival.
Three decades, six albums, and one 13-year hiatus later, Godflesh remain reveredand whats more, they keep getting better. Post Self, the duos eighth LP and third release since reconvening in 2014, is easily the groups best effort in over 20 years, not to mention 2017s best industrial-metal album. Whereas the preceding A World Lit Only By Fire functioned primarily as a reintroduction to Godfleshs primordial rage, Post Self represents a sinister amalgam of its creators greater body of work, especially Broadricks ambient project Jesu."
[Pitchfork]