I couldn’t resist writing a review for this. It’s too good.
If you’re familiar with Gojira, their older albums, then you might as well just buy this and save time. This album is different from “From Mars to Sirius”, “The Link” and “Terra Incognita”, but it’s still Gojira. It’s unique, songs have vastly different feels to them and they give you a sense of deepening atmosphere with each track, but each one has the familiar Gojira sound and insanity.
This album is a lot more heavy than their past albums, and whether that’s a good or a bad thing is up to you. For me, it’s a good thing, but obviously, too much change is a bad thing. I think they’ve found a good balance on this album, an extremely heavy album, yet with an incredible uniqueness that only Gojira could accomplish, while not changing so much as to “sell out” or make their past fans disappointed.
Gojira, this album specifically, is for people who love metal, death metal specifically. For people who like their metal VERY heavy, but yet still have melody and uniqueness in a (mostly) bland genre where most other bands couldn’t even compare. Each track sounds different, without losing their heavy and dark sound. It has melody and industrial elements, and brings it all together into one incredible package.
If you like any of the descriptions above, then Gojira will be your god.