Justin Broadrick formed Godflesh in 1988, after he left Napalm Death, and his band’s mechanized, oppressive monster-trudge has exerted its crushing will on a few different generations of metal and industrial. (If you haven’t heard 1989’s Streetcleaner, do yourself a motherfucking favor.) Godflesh broke up in 2002, as Broadrick went on to the great bleary-feelings project Jesu, but they’ve been back together and playing shows since 2009, and they’re planning to release the reunion album A World Lit Only By Fire later this year. Before that, they’ve got an appetizer ready: A four-song EP called Decline And Fall that’s out now, earlier than its planned release date. We’ve already survived the flaming wreckage of the EP opener “Ringer,” and now you can stream that song and the other three below.
Decline And Fall was supposed to come out 6/26 via Avalanche, but you can get it now at Bandcamp.