Category: Gojira

Gojira – Magma

Genuine artists often strive for constant change and experimentation. Sometimes these experimentations succeed, while oftentimes they do not. Magma, the sixth full-length from French progressive death metallers, Gojira, is one of these attempts in style-shift. During their over-sixteen-year tenure, Gojira has risen to be among the stalwarts of progressive death metal with a relentless auditory assault that has pushed the boundaries of metal. However, with Magma, we see Gojira, led by vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier and drummer Mario Duplantier, seek to simplify their music and attempt to confine it within a shorter, more accessible package. (more…)

Gojira – From Mars to Sirius

Who would have thought that an album about whales and the environment could be so brutally heavy? France’s Gojira with From Mars to Sirius lays down one of the heaviest albums I listen to. Gojira plays a very heavy style of technical death metal that pounds you into submission and urges you to save the environment at the same time. From Mars to Sirius also has an exogenesis, or panspermia, concept running throughout the album. This concept posits the idea that life originated elsewhere in the universe and made it to Earth in the distant past. (more…)