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GODFLESH First EP (1988)

Godflesh is the eponymous first release by the influential industrial metal band. It was originally released in 1988 through Swordfish Records, and was later reissued by Earache Records with two additional tracks.

Sometimes overshadowed by the impact of the follow-up Streetcleaner album, the self-titled EP is possibly just as influential and important a release in the industrial metal field, if not even more so; highly regarded for its originality and innovative lo-fi production-based progression of sounds pioneered by the likes of the Swans and Throbbing Gristle through very heavy discordant guitars and bass, brutal drum machines and Broadrick’s bile-filled vocal delivery.

Musically, the album’s generally slow and extremely heavy riffs are virtually a polar opposite to Broadrick’s fast-paced work with Napalm Death on their genre-defining grindcore debut, Scum.

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