Regarding length, this repetitive nature of this album led me to feel I should just try and capture the general feel of it. I couldn't pad it out much more then this and nitpick sections without feeling like I was just drawing it out far too much, so I apologise beforehand if people feel it is far too short.
Nice review. I haven't heard this is in a while but I remember being completely unimpressed.
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Digging: Alcest - Shelter
This is supposed to be one of the essential industrial albums to own. Haventt acquired yet but now this gives me the push to do so. Nice work.
I agree with Willie in being completely unimpressed. I found this for like 8 bucks or something and was stoked and than was just totally let down. I'll be honest I'm not some huge industrial fan or anything but had heard so much good stuff that I was quite interested.
I'll be honest I'm not some huge industrial fan or anything but had heard so much good stuff that I was quite interested. I am a huge industrial fan and still didn't find much to be interested in here. I think a lot of the hype surrounding this album is based on nostalgia by people who probably haven't heard it in years (I'm not saying Meatplow is one of those people, I'm sure he listened to it before reviewing it).
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Yeah, I found this through Sputnik - and was immediately turned on by "Similar Bands" tag on the front page, loving all of them with the exception of Ministry, but yeah - pretty letdown.
Well, there's no doubt that Godflesh inspired a lot of other really good bands but their output is a little overstated. What Ministry album did you hear? Try Rio Grande Blood or Psalm 69 if you're willing to give them another chance.
Truthfully I don't know - I know I've heard bits and pieces of things and while it wasn't bad it didn't really make me want to go out and buy something kinda thing. I'll see if any of my buddies have those - I'll give 'em a shot, just like I said not huge on industrial! Thanks for the recs though man!
i wanna check this out but it's not very high on my list right now.
I am a huge industrial fan and still didn't find much to be interested in here. I think a lot of the hype surrounding this album is based on nostalgia by people who probably haven't heard it in years
I can understand that, when I first listened to it I wasn't particularly impressed and by no means did it feel like an album that would be rewarding with multiple listens. The repetitive, simple structures didn't appeal to me much, as far as industrial metal goes Godflesh seem to have less variety then most. This to me this is not necessarily a bad thing. There is a uniform sound throughout each album i've heard, and whilst some might consider this a drag nowadays I can really immerse myself in it with the right mood.
Have you heard Pure? Where Streetcleaner has a dark, murky sound I can sense a lot of disliking Pure is much more "vibrant" in production I suppose. Seems to be a lot of reverb over everything, idk, it has a unique sound to me.
I've heard all of Streetcleaner and random songs from albums since then, but nothing has really got my attention.
Fair call. I prefer a lot of other industrial to Godflesh but the few albums I have listened to a lot hold a special place to me.
My intro to industrial was Skinny Puppy's "Too Dark Park" and Ministry's "The Mind is a Terrible Thing..." so I guess I was spoiled.
I listened to this after I discovered that Ministry album, but before Too Dark Park. lulz
I prefer that kind of industrial though, with so much more complexity to it. Been listening to more noise/power electronics orientated stuff like Brighter Death Now, Sutcliffe Jugend, Control recently, struggling a little but still curious nonetheless.
I got the new Wumpscut from Metropolis records about a month ago and that is really good. It comes out next week.
Nice, I have one of their older albums I think. Born Again?
I don't know anything about them, honestly. I've only heard there new one but it's really good. Better than the new KMFDM.
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My problem with this is the extremely soft production.
I do remember this having kind of a hollow production.
It could most certainly benefit from lack of this. But, it doesn't bother me anymore