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Godflesh, Cut Hands, House of Low Culture and La Fin Absolute du Monde


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Fri., April 18, 7:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Justin Broadrick helped codify an entire subgenre of metal by appearing on just one half of an album. As an early member of Napalm Death, he played guitar on Scum, one of grindcore's earliest templates, but he was only in the lineup that recorded side one. Before you could flip over to side two, Broadrick had already moved on to the next thing. With Godflesh, he traded breakneck speed for methodical and plodding industrial-metal. The result was a decade-plus of innovation, blending elements of techno, dub, and occasionally hiphop with metal in a way that sounded way better than it does on paper. Broadrick played in a slew of projects after Godflesh, most notably Jesu, but he reanimated Godflesh with co-founder G.C. Green back in 2010. Some visa snafus caused the band to reschedule their stateside shows late last year (remember that government shutdown business?), so Godflesh's first US tour since 1996 had to wait a little longer. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN

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