Gojira are apparently a metal band from France. Those who are still with me after reading that last sentence will be introduced to one of the heaviest, most original metal bands in existence….Gojira play a downtuned, uber-heavy style of music often referred to as “extreme metal” these days; and they do it well. Harsh, abrasive vocals, bottom-heavy riffs and eerie-sounding interludes…..similiar to the Meshuggah formula, but less mechanical and progressive.
Gojira play very heavy, angular riffs which both groove and become quite complex at times without being complicated for the sake of being complex, while at the same time managing to sound original, without a lot of metal cliche’. Very promising new metal band….for fans of Strapping Young Lad, Intronaut, Isis and the aforementioned Meshuggah….check them out!