Godflesh ‎– Messiah -CD


The odd thing about this release is not just the fact that it's from the years when Godflesh had released some of their best material, yet chose not to make the original EP as widely availible as possible, but just how damn good it is for a collection of "rare and unreleased" tracks.

A lot of bands, especially post-split, use "rare" tracks as an excuse to further flog the dead corpse that was their band, but not Godflesh. Besides who could really argue when it means adding this CD as a fitting epitaph to the gone but not forgotten monolith of British and international metal, Godflesh.

The first half of the cd is made up of the aforementioned "rare" tracks, with a remarkably surprising high standard for the first three songs. Admittedly I personally found the fourth song, 'Scapegoat', as nothing really more than just filler, but each to their own.
The second half is made up by exclusive remixes done by mr Justin Broadrick himself, all in 'dub', and making substantial differences in terms of overall sound than the originals on the prior half.

Personally, although i can understand why it was done this way (ie costs and ease of production); putting the remixes straight after the original versions of the songs takes away some of the impact these remixes rightfully have of their own, inevitably leading to some disparaging comparisons - hence the less than perfect score on here with that being virtually the sole reason.