Godflesh – Selfless (1994)

Selfless was the big, shiny offering that Godflesh dropped for Columbia, when Earache proffered up a bunch of bands to the mainstream. Ultimately, the gamble failed, but this move no doubt gained Godflesh a whole world of new fans from the industrial metal world, especially in America.

Selfless is noticeably much cleaner than what came before it. Even against the precision of Pure, Selfless soars, with melodic riffs, uplifting synthesisers, and the largest amount of clean vocals on a Godflesh record yet. Underneath this new polish, Godflesh is still the same clanking nightmare at its core, its just on Selfless, things are not so ugly as usual.