Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement – Song Review

Today we are featuring a promising black doom band, Godhead Machinery, from Sweden, with “Monotheistic Enslavement”, off from their latest studio album with the same title.

Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement (Official Music Video)

Monotheistic Enslavement to me means a special song stands out with its live-performing energy, vintage black metal origins, and of course its cinematic music video. It stayed in my memory forever after watching the video for the first time.

Whenever I think about the underground black metal world, seems to me they are so much attached to their legacy, to their roots in terms of sound, but not many could develop a sound that can resonate with the metal audience in the 21st century. Godhead Machinery, in this way, is one of those bands with a delicious sound and industry standards in their music. These Swedish gentlemen definitely got the right hand in their musical blend, a valid plan, they deserve to be heard, and recognized by the community.

I think Monotheistic Enslavement is a monstrous-sounding album with originality value. I don’t know many bands who sound this good, look this cinematic, and play true vintage black metal.

Aside from the mind-blowing sound design and production of the song, it deserves a few words for its music video as well. I personally loved many things about it, reaching such standards surely deserves appreciation.

Lastly, the song makes a big difference with its spacey sound. I loved the headroom feeling, natural-sounding old-school instrumentation, and jaw-dropping vocal performance. Godhead Machinery is quite untouchable in my opinion with everything they have done in this album, one of the best sounding black metal albums out there for me.


Godhead Machinery – Live on Stage

On the other side of the coin, I got a few things to say about the music video. Firstly, the picture is beautiful, scenes are well arranged, world-class filtering, cinematic lens, and so on… I can count all day. When everything is this good, things might start getting demanding, like in this example. I believe this song is too long for filming such a story (the longest song on the album, 8:15). I’d prefer to watch this video for the shorter radio-friendly version of the song, some of the actings got a little bit obvious at the end of the video.

Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement – Song Review


Godhead Machinery – Performing Live

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I’ve had a great time listening to Godhead Machinery. They already have established standards in their careers, I am delighted with this discovery, and hoping to see them opening for bands such as Opeth someday in the future.

Thanks for reading.


Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement Album Front Cover Artwork

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Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement – Song Review