Godflesh is one of the inventors in the metal / industrial genre. Like a bridge between metal music and machinebased music. Experimental is a good keyword. Justin Broadrick's (ex-Napalm Death) guitarplaying is unique, totally untypical for "metal" band. The bassguitar sound is through the whole Godflesh's career very crushing & powerful, you'll be hard pressed to find more crushing bassplaying - and naturally it was an important part of the band's rhythm section. Godflesh was also one of the first metal bands to use drum machine(s) without trying to hide the fact. On most of their albums, the drums are artificial. Godflesh were disbanded from 2002 until their reunion show at Hellfest in 2010. During that time, Justin Broadrick focused on his other project, Jesu.