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  • Back in college I used to be a DJ at WKNC in Raleigh, NC. A place that specialized in metal and home of Corrosion of Conformity. I picked this CD up one day while browsing online and NOW I remember why I LOVED these guys. “Like Rats” is simply one of the most brutal songs I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. “Christbait Rising” is almost as brutal. I saw these guys live back in “the day”. Chaotic guitars, bass and a drum machine. They were booed off the stage of the local metalfest. Now I listen and just dig this CD. It was about 8 years ahead of it’s time. No, this is not the fastest band. No, it’s not the most obscenely fast, gross or technical band. Godflesh is just BRUTAL. Simplistic lyrics repeated over simplistic beats. And it hits you upside the head like a sledgehammer! Harsh guitars give way to an early 90’s sounding drum machine. And it ROCKS! “Breed, like rats”. Repeated over and over…. it’s brutal!!Lyrics are just growled enough to understand and the beat is constant. Yeah, it’s a drum machine but it is HEAVY! Syncopated rhythms that do not stop. They keep on hitting you upside the head. God, I LOVE this CD. It’s nothing that you have not heard before. Growling vocals, slamming guitars and a mediocre drum machine. However, this album continues to bludgeon you with it’s intensity. Not a feel-good CD. Just something to put on when you are (angry) at the world or just want to relive the “glory days” of youth. I swear, 10 years later, I still feel the heaviness of this CD reverberate deep within my bones….

    Posted on December 19, 2009