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    Gojira

    I stumbled upon this band while checking out the lineup for Metaltown (metaltown.se), a festival in my hometown. I haven't been able to listen to anything else for the last couple of days. I'm not even going to try to describe their sound, just check these videos out:





    I'm suddenly more excited for this band then anything else in the lineup, and it's a crazy good one: Slayer, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Opeth, Machine Head and Kyuss.

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    Saw them live a couple of years ago: one of the best metal shows I've seen.

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    band rules. im a big fan of their politics too.

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    This is THE best metal band right now and have been for a long time. It's crazy that some people in the states still don't know of them. I"ve been a big fan since From Mars to Sirius was released.

    The new album drops tuesday!!!! full stream can be heard here http://soundcloud.com/totalguitar/se...auvage/s-KSYak


    I know this forum doesn't have much love for metal but this is different. This is metal taken to a higher state of being. It really is that good. The new album is simply breathtaking in scope.

    Please check it out, and purchase if you like!! I love these fucking guys.

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    I don't know why I didn't pay attention to Gojira before, this week I started spinning From Mars to Sirius on YouTube and said to myself 'I've been doing it wrong all these years'! Yesterday I purchased Magma from their official store, and I also got this shirt: http://store.gojira-music.com/appare...t-short-5.html

    The CD came with a download of video of their concert in Brazil, Rock in Rio. It's incredibly heavy, oh my word, it should be illegal for a band to be this heavy. I was listening to from Mars to Sirius this week while doing some work in the computer and I was headbanging in front of the screen. I think it's so refreshing to hear such an aggressive band singing about such positive topics

    Yesterday I had a surgery, my septum was deviated and I had a piece of tissue (called cornetes in Spanish, don't know the name in English) inside my nose chronically inflamed, so the surgery corrected both things. Surgery went well, but I cannot go for a run at the moment. However, I can't wait to go back running and playing Gojira extremely out loud on my iPod. I listen to all types of music when I run, but when I do a proper race (competition, 10Ks is the most I do) I exclusively listen to metal. Last one I did, it was a very Meshuggah oriented playlist...with some Mastodon in there'. But I think next race I do, it'll be exclusively Gojira, likely From Mars to Sirius in its entirety. I got a killer time last race...10 km in about 44 mins 30 secs, quickest I've done...with Gojira on hand I think I should be able to beat my record.

    I saw Gojira opening up for Mastodon two and a half years ago, in Seattle. At the same I wasn't too familiar with Gojira's material. I enjoyed the show, but feel like I would had enjoyed it quite a bit more if I had known some of their songs. Now I want to see them again! @ManBurning, you are in for a blast, Gojira will be much better than Metallica.
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    Recently I’ve been dipping my toe in metal, not my usual genre. Serendipitously, both Mastodon and Gojira were playing on separate nights in the same week in my town. I wasn’t familiar with either band and had just listened to sound bytes of some of their songs but regardless, went to both shows. I was expecting Mastodon to make the biggest impression but it was Gojira that blew me away. Good god the sound was monstrous. Metal and melodies with talented singing. I’ve been listening to Magma continuously and want to explore the rest of their catalog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenorthwood View Post
    Good god the sound was monstrous.
    This is the key with them. Nothing they're doing is wildly unique, but they combine a few different styles and sound so massive (and are tight as fuck live) that they just beat you over the head into submission. Add in very left-leaning, environmentally conscious lyrics that are typically not found in mainstream metal circles, and you have a winner.

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    Yes, their sound is so....full bodied and rounded. They were a well-oiled, enthusiastic, and experienced machine live. I have yet to delve into the lyrics but the atypical topics for metal piques my interest even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenorthwood View Post
    Yes, their sound is so....full bodied and rounded. They were a well-oiled, enthusiastic, and experienced machine live. I have yet to delve into the lyrics but the atypical topics for metal piques my interest even more.
    Check out the heavy metal thread we got here. Me and a few other members are into the genre so if you need recommendations don’t hesitate to ask.

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    Will do. I've been lurking in that thread as well as the older heavy metal thread to give me a compass with which to start my exploration.

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    New song! What do you guys think? Not as strong as anything from Magma, but it still rocks


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    I dig it as the stand alone surprise it is. I heard it like 5-6 times on Liquid Metal today haha.

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    Gojira in space. I'm ready

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    Sounds like an an extension of Magma. I like it. I do hope there's some more brutal stuff than this on the eventual record.

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    Store exclusive colored vinyl press is mine.

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    That first breakdown. But then...that second breakdown:


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    Another new banger!


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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    Another new banger!

    That “boing boing” riff is quite catchy, I’ll probably get one of the colored variants of the vinyl.

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    Another good song. 3 strong songs from this album so far is making it shape up to be a great one.

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    whats up Sepultura

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    So, like, this album's gonna be be really good, right?

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    That's what? 5 songs from the album so far? Why even worry about an album release at this rate. Not much left to discover.

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    Five pretty great songs by my estimation. But I suppose you can be overly negative about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzkokehead View Post
    Five pretty great songs by my estimation. But I suppose you can be overly negative about it.
    I'm not. I just don't get the point of teasing an album and dumping half of the songs before the street date. Kinda takes the curiosity out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    I'm not. I just don't get the point of teasing an album and dumping half of the songs before the street date. Kinda takes the curiosity out of it.
    Yeah but you have to remember that Gojira finished recording this in Jan 2020 and were supposed to release it last June. I have to imagine they are itching for people to hear this and don't really care much about the "big drop" for this one.

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    Glowing review for Fortitude from Consequence of Sound: https://consequence.net/2021/04/albu...ira-fortitude/

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    Its out there and it's REALLY good.

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    damn fine record yes, i really liked magma but this expands it really nicely

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