Saturday, July 20, 2024

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Godflesh

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When we talk about pioneers of a sound they don’t get more pioneering than Godflesh who have been making post punk and industrial music since its inception in the very early nineteen eighties and they have been influencing bands and the scene from then on. Drawing influence from power electronic of forefathers Whitehouse, noise rock band Swans, as well as ambient music creator Brian Eno and fellow heavy metal titans Black Sabbath. Godflesh are among the pioneers of both industrial metal and post-metal and are considered a significant experimental metal and extreme metal band.

Post Self is a look back at what has influenced them back in the day and given it a modern feel. In places it’s menacing, intense and an all consuming  assault on the ears. But largely the eighth album by Godflesh is atmospheric in a post apocalyptic landscape. For me the album conjures up barren wastelands where deserted towns have been left to dwindle, after the localised industries have gone from the area, all under a grey skies. This album is mostly instrumental with the lyrics perfectly complimenting the music which highlights themes like anxiety and depression, mortality and fear itself.


Mike James Rock Show
Mike James Rock Show
Hi Mike here i'm the guy behind Mike James Rock Show a weekly global syndicated radio show at the cutting edge of new Rock/Metal with lots of interviews and silly banter in between, I also podcast and DJ at a popular club night in my home town of Exeter deep in the shire, You can find out more of what goes on over at

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