(Leperkahn brings us this piece of breaking news.)
I have another roundup I’m working on right now, but before that I thought I’d let y’all in on a quick bit of breaking news, namely that Godflesh are now streaming their reunion album via NPR, their first album in 13 years.
I myself have just started to understand and appreciate the beast that is Godflesh (as in, it finally clicked for me when I was reading their Decibel cover story and listening to their new EP Decline and Fall), but I’m sure most of you have more history with the band than I do.
Anyway, if you dig it (which you should – I’ll reserve judgment until I have time to listen to all of it myself, but I’m pretty confident they’ll knock it out of the park), you can preorder it on Amazon here, or wait until it comes out on October 14.
The NPR link is below, and you can also listen to two new songs from the album, “New Dark Ages” and “Imperator”, right here at NCS after that link.
For a few moments, One thought this was about Neurosis, for whatever reason. You could imagine the resulting confusion.
Confusion would abound in such a situation.
I’m not really a fan of Godflesh, but I though some might find it interesting that A World Lit Only By Fire is the title of a book on the history of Europe and it’s transformation from the Middle Ages to the Rennaissance by William Manchester. I read it a long time ago and I don’t remember much, but I do remember being blown away by the depiction of how utterly bleak and miserable it must have been to live in medieval Europe. Good name for an album.