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  • Summary: This is the first release in 13 years from the British industrial metal band led by Justin Broadrick.
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  1. Oct 6, 2014
    100
    Monolithic, heavy, raw and aggressive, A World Lit Only by Fire is 100 percent Godflesh, shattering any doubts that the duo, led by mastermind Justin K. Broadrick, could maintain their classic sound.
  2. Alternative Press
    Oct 6, 2014
    90
    This is Godflesh at their coldest and most mechanistically assaultive. [Nov 2014. p,90]
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    80
    It’s a sustained and hypnotic march through minimalist, post-Sabbath landscapes, and crucifyingly heavy on every level.
  4. Oct 6, 2014
    80
    There’s nothing nostalgic here--it’s the sound of a band reborn, rather than one reformed. And yes, it’s well worth the wait.
  5. Oct 6, 2014
    80
    A World Lit Only by Fire makes it crystal clear that Godflesh have a long, unfailing memory, and that their punishing work has only just begun.
  6. The Wire
    Dec 16, 2014
    80
    A World Lit Only By Fire finds Godflesh on pleasingly resolute form. [Dec 2014, p.57]
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    70
    A World Lit Only By Fire is revisionist industrial and the soundscapes of this brittle disc leaves you wondering what on earth just hit you.

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