Godflesh 'us and them'
Grade
B
 
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'us and them' comes to us as a serious attempt to recapture the feel that Godflesh started with so many years ago with Streetcleaner. As with every album released by Green and Broadrick, this one has an underlying theme, taking influence from a genre not wholly connected with industrial music.

Standout songs I, Me, Mine and Witchhunt show obvious signs of dance and rave music influence, while the title track and Bittersweet are obvious throwbacks to their older styles. If you enjoyed Streetcleaner and were waiting for Godflesh to release an album similar to that, this is as close as you're going to get.

Even though 'us and them' is a swift change in pace from Songs of Love and Hate, it really is nice to hear the band keeping in touch with their roots. If you're not a fan of the genre or of Godflesh in general, this album probably won't change your mind. If you've never heard the deep bass and haunting guitar tones set to programmed drum beats that encompasses Godflesh, give this album a listen to see if you like it.

- - Vane

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