GODFLESH

(UNITED KINGDOM)

STREETCLEANER

(1989)
LABEL:

EARACHE

GENRE:

INDUSTRIAL METAL

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""Streetcleaner" is Godflesh's darkest album, the most gloomy, the one that distorts the dreamlike and reveals a different perception of things. A must-have!"
HAXAN (19.06.2008)  
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Godflesh decided with "Streetcleaner" to mark its territory by striking a blow! He imposes his very personal style with these dissonances and this mixture of notes so particular that they are the only ones to master, a strange harmony that shifts all reality in a few seconds. The bass is always enormous, serving as the foundation for a massive, magisterial and gloomy edifice on which a field of tortured guitars rests, tuned too low but never low enough to dominate the heavy, percussive beats that make this metal sound almost industrial.

'Streetcleaner' is the band's darkest album, the most gloomy, the one that distorts onirism and reveals a different perception of things. Godflesh doesn't invite us to dream, but instead connects us directly to an unsettling reality that we want to escape, and which suddenly takes shape when the hypnotic 'Pulp' takes hold of the cortex and gradually paints a picture of urban disaster.

The duet becomes heavier on 'Christbait Rising', all rupture, even more worrying on "Mighty Trust Krusher" and this guitar loop that guides the whole track and comes to gently numb the parasympathetic nervous system, leaving us prey to the emotions that overwhelm, claustrophobia, pain, stress and masochism that is born.

"Streetcleaner" is perhaps more organic than its predecessor... But only in appearance, for it is ultimately nothing more than a heavy mass of sound that gives a final platform to the human despair expressed all too well on 'Life Is Easy', its disillusioned vocals incredibly evocative of an omnipresent malaise. These painful laments are everywhere, and every track on this opus is full of them, cries, tight throats that let out the deep evil that gnaws away; clear, filtered, saturated, caught in a delay that repeats every word to give it even more resonance... This is all that's left for human beings to exist in this work of decadent anticipation.
- Official website
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TRACK LISTING:
01. Like Rats 04:28 [view Lyrics]
02. Christbait Rising - 07:00
03. Pulp - 04:16
04. Dream Long Dead - 05:18
05. Head Dirt - 06:08
06. Devastator - 03:21
07. Mighty Trust Krusher - 05:30
08. Life Is Easy - 04:54
09. Streetcleaner - 06:46
10. Locust Furnace - 04:43

LINEUP:
Ben "GC" Green: Basse
Justin Broadrick : Chant / Guitares / programation batterie
   
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