Godflesh - Decline & Fall [EP]



7.7 | 26 votes |
Release date: 2 June 2014
Style: Industrial metal

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

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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21.05.2014 - 20:18
Rating: 6
mz
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".
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21.05.2014 - 20:28
!J.O.O.E.!
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Yeah, it sounds very artificial (not in a good way) and generally not that interesting a song. Lame.
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21.05.2014 - 20:41
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
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.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.05.2014 - 20:53
Rating: 6
mz
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.
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21.05.2014 - 21:08
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
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.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.05.2014 - 21:20
Rating: 6
mz
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.
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Fair enough. You are right
But these tracks have this bludgeony and punishing tunes which the new one lacks.
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21.05.2014 - 22:26
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Doesn't sound bad to me. And u say dancing? Most of the Slavestate EP sounds like you can dance to it
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21.05.2014 - 23:13
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Yikes. I really dislike the sound of Ringer. Pretty dreadful
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02.06.2014 - 07:43
Rating: 8
Big-Al
Not as bleak as I was hoping for. But cool.
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02.06.2014 - 19:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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Not as bad as the first song they released would have suggested. Still not particularly amazeballs though.
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03.06.2014 - 00:53
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest 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.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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03.06.2014 - 00:54
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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04.06.2014 - 17:59
oshgar
Not too bad. Playing With Fire sounds a lot like Chi from Korn's Life is Peachy.
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26.06.2014 - 22:13
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Very unimpressed after two listens.
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26.06.2014 - 22:57
Lit.
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Only need one listen to tell this is pretty dreadful.
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10.07.2014 - 12:58
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
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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