Disc I 01. Like Rats 02. Christbait Rising 03. Pulp 04. Dream Long Dead 05. Head Dirt 06. Street Cleaner 07. Devastator 08. Mighty Trust Krusher 09. Life Is Easy 10. Locust Furnace 11. Tiny Tears [bonus] 12. Wound [bonus] 13. Dead Head [bonus] 14. Suction [bonus]
Disc II[2010 Remaster re-release] 01. Like Rats [Original Unreleased Mix] 02. Christbait Rising [Original Unreleased Mix] 03. Pulp [Original Unreleased Mix] 04. Dream Long Dead [Original Unreleased Mix] 05. Head Dirt [Original Unreleased Mix] 06. Streetcleaner [Live In Geneva 1990] 07. Head Dirt [Live In Geneva 1990] 08. Pulp [Rehearsal May 1989] 09. Dream Long Dead [Rehearsal April 1989] 10. Christbait Rising [Rehearsal April 1989] 11. Deadhead [Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988] 12. Suction [Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988]
2010 saw the Godflesh reunite for a (marred) performance at Hellfest, and saw Earache re-release a special 2cd anniversary version of this classic with remastered versions of the original tracks on one disk, and unreleased mixes and live versions of the same track order on the second disk.
Whether the original Streetcleaner or the MMX reissue, it's a slow, crushing, claustrophobic, bleak, and asphyxiating album that will leave you roadkill.
I've always preferred the s/t debut EP to this, and the pre-Godflesh stuff under the 'Fall of Because' name even more than that. Much more dense, noisy and satisfying than this I feel.
Never heard their earlier stuff, which currently feels like a stupid move by me. I'm quite liking the sound of those tracks. Too much industrial, or a primarily industrial focus is a tad off-putting for me (usually). However, when you mix industrial with other genres, I find that wonderful things can happen.
But seriously, this is really great industrial metal. I just think a few songs would have benefited from not being extended beyond the four minute mark, but that's just me (I'm talking about "Mighty Trust Krusher" and the title track, if anyone's curious), but then again, I guess in the long run it adds to the harrowing personal experience of listening to an album like this without any outside distractions. Not my favourite industrial metal album, for sure, but still an excellent debut from one of the genre's founding fathers.