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Songs of Love & Hate
Godflesh
Songs of Love & Hate
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
 
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All Artists: Godflesh
Title: Songs of Love & Hate
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache Records
Original Release Date: 8/20/1996
Release Date: 8/20/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Goth & Industrial, Alternative Metal, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 745316015729, 5018615115724, 745316015743

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What and Awesome CD!
Ice Nerve Shatter | Portland, OR USA | 01/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record - just like other Godflesh records invokes emotions and at the same time has riffs that you will remember till your end of your life! That said, I hope the end of Ilya Malafeyev (from Russia) is pretty soon since he has the cheek to be blasphemous while he knows not what he is talking! For his information - I too am a Ministry fan, and if you know about Al Jourgensen's and ALL THE Fear Factory band member's tastes, you would know that they are huge Godflesh fans themselves. In fact if you've seen Ministry's Sphinctour DVD, you would see Al wearing mostly generic t-shirts, but the only "band" t-shirt he is seen wearing is Godflesh and that too this very album you chose to desecrate. Go buy this CD and all others - all of them are masterpieces just as this one. Eagerly awaiting Jesu!"
Godflesh's best work
J. Wagner | 03/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before I start, you should know that my opinion will vary wildly from what you're probably heard about this album. Fans love 'Streetcleaner', I abhore it. I also think 'Hymns' is second only to this, so obviously I'm not your common Godflesh fan.

Having only heard some 'Pure' era stuff previously, an ex-girlfriend of mine bought me this for my birthday. Well, girls come and girls go, and dammit, I still have my Godflesh 'Songs of Love and Hate'. It's that kind of album. I declared "Frail" as my favorite song, and today, it still is.

I blame this album for the rap/rock craze of the mid-90's, where the cool thing was to thank Godflesh in your liner notes. Infectious might be the word to describe the two opening tracks. Justin has always claimed that he hates metal and always wanted to bring more hip-hop influence into Godflesh. This album was the beginning of just that. Sure, there were others who did, but not with such raw anger.

The live drummer breathes new life into the tiring Godflesh formula. If you dislike the 'mechanical' sound, you might want to give this a try. Shame Brian ran off with Primus, I'd give an appendage to have this incarnation of Godflesh writing new music today. Luckily, we have the next best thing -- Jesu."
Brain adds an interesting element
Melkor | San Diego, CA USA | 09/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's hard to claim an album by Godflesh to be their "experimental" album, but that's what "Songs of Love and Hate" is. This is the first CD that Godflesh decided to try using an actual living breathing human drummer. They didn't think lightly about who they got to sit behind the skins either. They gave that difficult and demanding job to Brian "Brain" Mantia. Brain was the drummer of the Lymbomaniacs, worked on several projects with Buckethead and Bootsy Collins, and after this CD, went on to be the only person able to replace Tim "Herb" Alexander in the complex Primus rhythm section.I really like something about this CD. Even though the programming is beyond anything else I've ever heard anyone do on the other Godflesh CDs, there is a certain organic element that you notice on "Songs of Love and Hate". Something very human about having a human drummer. Maybe I'm just imagining it. Maybe it's all in my head.As great as this CD is, I don't think this is a starter CD, for those not familiar with Godflesh. This CD is different enough from their other material, that you may not know what your listening for. Once you have a couple of other Godflesh CDs, then I would get "Songs of Love and Hate", so you could really contrast the difference between a Brain and a Machine. IMO"