Young God

Swans - Young God
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Based on 65 ratings
1984 Ratings: #47
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February 7, 1984 / Release Date
EP / Format
K.422 / Label
Noise Rock, No Wave / Genres
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89
If "Young God" was expanded into a full LP, then this would've been a much better follow-up to "Filth". This is one unnerving EP Swans have made here! The production is brutal, the mixing is improved and Michael's vocals and lyrics just add to how skull-bashing "Young God" is!

I Crawled: 10
R*ping A Slave: 9
Young God: 9.5
This Is Mine: 8.5

-1.25 for not bringing much new to the table

Score:
8.9
Exceptional
notanalt
90
I Crawled Into Your Mouth And Birthed A New God Inside Of Your Consciousness
El_Bark
80
Michael Gira: HUUUUUUAAAAAAWWWWWAAAAAHHHYYAAAAAAA
me: wow the goat
PipePanic
85
Holy shit I have never felt more uncomfortable listening to a EP before. The lyrics are tortured and angry. The insturmenation is bonkers and smiley. The production is dark and dingy. By god. This is NOT for the faint of heart. It's evil. It's tormented. It's...by god it's fucking against nature. It feels like torture music. All the tracks are dragged out, stripped down to it's bare bones, and forced to walk the whole ten yards, no matter how much it hurts to walk on broken legs. This EP feels ... read more
eliiiiiiii
85
The heaviest that Swans have ever gotten on a studio project, absolutely torturous, brutal and intense, this thing punches my brain with a club harder than a cop.
Raping A Slave is probably one of the most brutally horrifying tracks I've ever seen myself going through in every single sense, this EP is totally fucked up. I love it.
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Added on: October 16, 2016