Finally, Godflesh on DVD!
ixion75 | 08/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well any fan of Godflesh knows how extreme and penetrating the music is, so it will not be a big surprise to find the visual accompaniment to these images very similar. That means distortion, effects, jarring transitions, color fades, alternations of dark and light... a feast of imagery both beautiful and horrible. This DVD-- not to be confused with the double cd of the same name which is a best of/rarities and unreleased set-- contains all 5 of the England based grindcore band's videos, from their birth out of Head of David in 1988 to the present time. From the very first footage taken of a young Godflesh on the Europe tour circuit in "Avalanche Master Song" to the psychedelia of the acid-techno feel of "Slavestate" to the band's deft albeit complex collaboration with the infamous artist Andres Serrano in "Crush My Soul" (which features the late Bob Flannigan, who was in Nine Inch Nails' vid for "Happiness In Slavery"), it's all here. There's even the previously unreleased vid of "Christbait Rising" directed by Godflesh themselves. 25 minutes of amazing stuff, and while there is no extra interview with participants there are useful liner notes... Essential for Godflesh fans, as well as anyone who may be interested in charting a visual course of music and video in the metal and industrial genre over the last decade."
Very cool, but...
Richard | Los Angeles, CA United States | 08/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought the day would come when I would own Godflesh videos on DVD. Most of these were only available in PAL format from the UK and have never been seen overseas. I do have "Crush My Soul" on a Earache promotional tape previous to this. It's a great DVD, but, and I don't know if this is just my DVD, the video quality of "Crush My Soul" and "Mothra" are questionable. Electronic grain runs rampant through each video and I wonder if something happened in the re-mastering process. I compared my VHS tape version of "Crush My Soul" with the DVD version and it looks a lot cleaner. What's up with this? Anyone else have this problem? I've emailed Earache about it but no response so far."
sweetback | Adelaide, Australia | 05/12/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i'm a real fan of godflesh so i had to buy this. the price is hard to justify considering the number of clips and the poor quality, though. i have also noticed that this is very grainy, and if that's a product of the transfer rather than being intentional, then that's just plain lax on earache's part. i have an old tape of slavestate (taken off tv here in australia) and that isn't any more grainy than this DVD version, and may even be less so
Still, it's godflesh. 5 stars for the music."