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Godflesh - Messiah - reviewed by: Souldestroyer

Track Listing
1. Messiah
2. Wilderness Of Mirrors
3. Sungod
4. Scapegoat
5. Messiah Dub
6. Wilderness Of Mirrors Dub
7. Sungod Dub
8. Scapegoat Dub
Starting off, I just want to say that I have been a big Godflesh fan for some time now. As a listener of metal, I was always intrigued by the name Godflesh. Having finally picked one of their records up(a long time ago), I sat down and listened to it. I didn't like it. But as I said that was a long time ago.

Now when I listen to Godflesh, I zone out. Its not just music to me, as amptly put on their compilation, "In all Languages". Now don't think that this is a new release because it is not. This recording session was done at the time of Selfless, So its about 7 years old.

Here we have 4 tracks regular, and 4 tracks that are dubbed. The title track is of course the shining jewel, but the other tracks have a surreal feel to them as well. Now many people won't listen to godflesh because they feel that the beats are monotonous. If you just open up your mind and take the music as a whole instead of pieces then rest assured that you will like it and become a fan just as I have.

Rating 10 out of 10 (just remember that 4 tracks are dubs)


Souldestroyer 4.30.03

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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2003
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