Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
Gojira are HEAVY. Despite comparisons to Mastadon and Meshuggah, they lead the pack in the sludge race. There seems to be a loose concept to this record, and Gojira are known for their environmentalism and rage at the abuses heaped on the earth, but there is no preaching here. Just metal at its best: dramatic drumming, gorilla (or godzilla)-sized riffs, dead serious growling vocals. Their political concerns are most explicit on “Ocean Planet,” “ Global Warming” and “Flying Whales”, while they are content to just kick out the jams on “Backbone,” “From the Sky” and “The Heaviest Matter of the Universe.” That last tune just might be one of the most appropriately titles track in ages. More quiet, broody tunes like “From Mars” are still heavy and draining. While the vocals may fall short at times, more fitting for a flyer than for a song, you can’t deny their genuine concern for the world, nor their ability to rave on with overwhelming power.
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on 2007-01-23 christopherdrew Said:
Two words: Space Whales.
Once again: SPACE WHALES.
While you're wrapping your tiny head around that concept (okay, maybe not, as we've all probably seen Star Trek IV...), understand this: Gojira is METAL. Unapologetic, no-holds-barred neck-breaking euphoria. Lock up your wives and children, as I will not be held responsible for what happens should you choose to play this album for the unprepared.
Although I'm taking a couple points off because they have a song called 'Unicorn'. I've said this many, many times: unicorns have no place in metal. It's just WRONG.