Album: Post Self
Release Date: 2017
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Total Tracks: 13
Total Size: 868 MB
1. Godflesh – Post Self (04:28)
2. Godflesh – Parasite (03:40)
3. Godflesh – No Body (03:49)
4. Godflesh – Mirror Of Finite Light (04:23)
5. Godflesh – Be God (05:09)
6. Godflesh – The Cyclic End (04:51)
7. Godflesh – Pre Self (05:08)
8. Godflesh – Mortality Sorrow (04:46)
9. Godflesh – In Your Shadow (05:08)
10. Godflesh – The Infinite End (05:16)
11. Godflesh – Parasite ALTERNATIVE (BONUS) (04:09)
12. Godflesh – The Cyclic End DUB (BONUS) (07:08)
13. Godflesh – In Your Shadow JK FLESH Reshape (BONUS) (06:08)
The legendary band Godflesh return with “Post Self”, their first album since 2014’s “A World Lit Only By Fire”. Godflesh are known as an industrial metal band, but their 8th album, Post-Self, sees them move away from metal and experiment with industrial and post-punk sounds, exploring what inspired them in the first place. Lyrically the album deals with anxiety and depression, fear, mortality and paternal and maternal relationships.The UK duo switch up their approach a bit here, as their eighth full-length to date explores the lighter, more experimental side of Godflesh. The release finds the band focusing more of their attention on the industrial and post-punk aspects of their sound rather than on their dense metallic tendencies.
Although Justin K. Broadrick and G.C. Green maintain their aggressive undertones, they highlight their late ’70s/early ’80s influences and hypnotic, Jesu-style flourishes. Tracks like “Mirror of Finite Light” and “Mortality Sorrow” feature trance-filled rhythms and lush synths, respectively, while tunes like “Be God” place dissonant noise at the forefront of the album.
However, Post Self still features that trademark colossal heaviness that Godflesh have become known for over nearly three decades. The title track and “Parasite” contain those instantly recognizable pulsating beats and crushing sludgy heaviness, while Broadrick’s distinct vocals are as powerful as ever.
The harsh intensity of Godflesh’s sound is coupled with themes that deal with anxiety, depression, fear and mortality, as well as paternal and maternal relationships, which add a whole other layer to the album’s dark atmosphere. Even though Post Self isn’t exactly what was expected, it’s a masterful release from two musicians who seem to be incapable of creating anything short of exquisite.