Godflesh – “Imperator”

Hey, Aphex Twin isn’t the only one releasing a new album after 13 years! Industrial-metal legends Godflesh are finally crafting a follow-up to 2001’s Hymns after roughly a decade of being broken up while Justin K. Broadrick moved forward to focus on other projects, including Jesu. This new album, A World Lit Only By Fire, is shaping up to be an exciting return, however. We’ve already heard “New Dark Ages” and now we’ve got “Imperator.” The song opens with pummeling bass and drums, and it could have easily just stayed there and been great. But around the halfway point, it gradually builds an eerie atmosphere without sacrificing any of the original aggression. It’s a monster of a song and you should listen below.

A World Lit Only By Fire is out 10/7 via the band’s label Avalanche Records.

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