A World Lit Only by Fire is Godflesh’s first album in 13 years. It is hard to overstate the impact and influence Godflesh’s pioneering industrial squall has had on heavy and experimental music over the last quarter century plus. A World Lit Only By Fire marks a return to the band’s bleak, grinding cacophonies of early classics like Streetcleaner (1989) and Slavestate (1991), which featured a dehumanized musical landscape of urban desperation and fury. Re-imagined through a cracked prism of post-Thatcher social alienation. Fire is a sustained and hypnotic march through minimalist, post-Sabbath landscapes, and crucifyingly heavy on every level. For the most part, its a powerful but somewhat unnoticed recording. However, click on the album cover image below for a link to the video clip for “Obeyed”, which many consider it be a “beautiful work of art”.