Songs of Love and Hate (Godflesh album)

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Songs of Love and Hate
Studio album by Godflesh
Released 20 August 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Industrial metal
Length 57:40
Label Earache
Producer J. K. Broadrick, G. C. Green
Godflesh chronology
"Crush My Soul"
(1995)
Songs of Love and Hate
(1996)
Love and Hate in Dub
(1997)

Songs of Love and Hate is industrial metal band Godflesh's fourth album. It was released on 20 August 1996, on Earache Records. This album shows a slight change in Godflesh's sound through the incorporation of EBM rhythms with the band's trademark guitar riffs. This is the first Godflesh release to include full lyrics, as well as a studio drummer, Bryan Mantia, which gave the album a more "traditional heavy metal" sound, with Allmusic observing that "never before has the group rocked so hard, sounding tighter as a unit and more human than ever before".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Wake – 4:19
  2. Sterile Prophet – 4:19
  3. Circle of Shit – 4:53
  4. Hunter – 4:40
  5. Gift from Heaven – 7:45
  6. Amoral – 4:57
  7. Angel Domain – 3:55
  8. Kingdom Come – 5:34
  9. Time, Death and Wastefulness – 6:13
  10. Frail – 5:25
  11. Almost Heaven (CD-only bonus track) – 5:41

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 5/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 7/10 stars[3]
Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1996 Terrorizer United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 2 [4]
1996 The Wire United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 39 [5]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Godflesh: Songs of Love and Hate". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Columnist. "Songs of Love and Hate". Alternative Press. November 1996. pg. 67, cited 19 March 2010
  3. ^ Wasylyk, Adam (11 October 1996). "Godflesh - Songs of Love and Hate". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Terrorizer - Albums of the Year". Terrorizer. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  5. ^ "The Wire - Albums of the Year". The Wire. Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-04-16.