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Gojira, (the Japanese spelling of Godzilla) more
than live up to their name with this new foray into the metal unknown.
With a sound consisting of monumental progessive death metal elements
but including indescribable unknown influences and extremes, these guys
continue to redifine the genre and push boundries. In short, no one
sounds like fucking Gojira.
I found the band's last album to be extremely impressive, if anything
this one tops it. In a land of generic-sounding death metal, it's
beyond refreshing to hear a band like Gojira.
Since Gojira is so hard to describe, and there's no way I'm going to
join the pack labeling them "avant garde" metal, (that only scrapes
the surface of this band) I've got my own gay label for them, "planet
metal". It all stems from their lyrics, (for fuck's sake please pay
attention to the lyrics and messages the bands you listen to are
trying to get across, for they are very, very important messages...at
least in this case). You see Gojira live over 6,000 miles away from
here and speak another native tounge, yet they are still angry as fuck
about the same bullshit that drives me insane on a daily basis. Titles
like "Toxic Garbage Island", (a lovely little ditty about that huge
patch of trash floating around the Pacific ocean...next time you shop
anywhere you may want to ask yourself if you need a fucking plastic
bag for that one or 2 items that can fit in your hand?) speak of our
moronic treatment of the earth as a species, while "A Sight To Behold"
tells of our childish treatment of each other, and it's eventual
outcome. Wow, these guys are just as frustrated, confused, and pissed
off about stupid, ignorant humans who are killing the planet as I
am...that's impressive. Gojira have written yet another masterful
soundtrack to the agonizing, unnessesary, death of our planet. Let's
hope someone is listening and paying attention.
Reviewed by: Wolfie