Release date: 2 June 2014
Style: Industrial metal

Rating:

7.6 | 25 votes

Owners:

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01. Ringer
02. Dogbite
03. Playing With Fire
04. Decline & Fall

Review


Line-up
Justin Karl Michael Broadrick - guitars, vocals
Ben George Christian Green - bass

Staff review by
tea[m]ster

Rating:
7.5
Before everyone says, including myself, "Godflesh reunited, here comes Streetcleaner and Pure II", let's all take a step back and relax. They have just released a new EP, their first new material since 2001, and from what I gathered after the first play through of Decline & Fall, those fans wanting old-school Godflesh will not be disappointed. However, they will be left wondering if this all JK Broadrick had left in the tank. The classic foundations are apparent, but I am not sure the fresh ideas are.

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published 26.06.2014 | Comments (2)

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mz - 21.05.2014 at 20:18  
Rating: 7 Ringer streaming here
cant say that I'm very happy with it. The production does not do the justice and also, the song is too much "dancable".
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.05.2014 at 20:28  
Rating: 6 Yeah, it sounds very artificial (not in a good way) and generally not that interesting a song. Lame.
Mr. Doctor - 21.05.2014 at 20:41  
Rating: 7 Le Rod is dissapointed. I like the sound of the bass since it reminds me of their glorious past... But the guitars need extra oomph. Also, bring back those aggressive vocals! D:
My biggest problem seems to be the production and the lack of interesting and hard hitting moments. I still have faith though.

Written by mz on 21.05.2014 at 20:18
and also, the song is too much "dancable".

So I take it you never heard anything from Slavestate or Pure? Because those releases are full of danceable tunes... Some way more than this track.
mz - 21.05.2014 at 20:53  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.05.2014 at 20:41

So I take it you never heard anything from Slavestate or Pure? Because those releases are full of danceable tunes... Some way more than this track.

I've heard those. Agreed about Slavestate but the last time I heard pure it was not really rhythmic and danceable. Moreover, the thing is that the new era was supposed to be similar to their debut I think. Maybe I'm wrong but Justin did say that he wants somethong similar to streetcleaner.
Mr. Doctor - 21.05.2014 at 21:08  
Rating: 7
Written by mz on 21.05.2014 at 20:53

Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.05.2014 at 20:41

So I take it you never heard anything from Slavestate or Pure? Because those releases are full of danceable tunes... Some way more than this track.
I've heard those. Agreed about Slavestate but the last time I heard pure it was not really rhythmic and danceable.

I think this song or this song... Oh, how could I forget THIS song have a much stronger rhythmic vibe and some riffs and beats are way more danceable.

I personally never heard of any news where he mentioned specific sounds (new or old) about the new album.
mz - 21.05.2014 at 21:20  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.05.2014 at 21:08

I think this song or this song... Oh, how could I forget THIS song have a much stronger rhythmic vibe and some riffs and beats are way more danceable.
.

Fair enough. You are right
But these tracks have this bludgeony and punishing tunes which the new one lacks.
tea[m]ster - 21.05.2014 at 22:26  
Rating: 8 Doesn't sound bad to me. And u say dancing? Most of the Slavestate EP sounds like you can dance to it
Alex Fenger - 21.05.2014 at 23:13  
Rating: 6 Yikes. I really dislike the sound of Ringer. Pretty dreadful
Big-Al - 02.06.2014 at 07:43  
Rating: 8 Not as bleak as I was hoping for. But cool.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.06.2014 at 19:11  
Rating: 6 Not as bad as the first song they released would have suggested. Still not particularly amazeballs though.
Mr. Doctor - 03.06.2014 at 00:53  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.06.2014 at 19:11

Not as bad as the first song they released would have suggested. Still not particularly amazeballs though.


Same here. It was better than I expected overall. Solid 7 from me. I'm still going to wait for the full length althought the anticipation is now lukewarm.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.06.2014 at 00:54  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.06.2014 at 00:53


Same here. It was better than I expected overall. Solid 7 from me. I'm still going to wait for the full length althought the anticipation is now lukewarm.

Hopefully it will have a different feel and focus and won't just be an extended version of this one.
oshgar - 04.06.2014 at 17:59  
  Not too bad. Playing With Fire sounds a lot like Chi from Korn's Life is Peachy.
Alex Fenger - 26.06.2014 at 22:13  
Rating: 6 Very unimpressed after two listens.
Lit. - 26.06.2014 at 22:57  
  Only need one listen to tell this is pretty dreadful.
musicalkaratekid - 10.07.2014 at 12:58  
Rating: 8 Good to see a return from Godflesh, and as far as this EP is concerned, the band are on fine form. Musically this isn't really that different from the band's last few albums before the split, but they pick out all the best bits of their sound and fuse them together nicely. My personal favourite from this EP would be "Dogbite".

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