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As if you needed more reasons to pick up the new GOJIRA

Posted on October 15, 2008

Gojira - The Way Of All FleshAxl Rosenberg over at MetalSucks posted an awesome review of GOJIRA's new release, The Way Of All Flesh. I could write about my feelings on the album and how awesome I think it is, but really, Axl said it all so I'll just plagirize. Here is an excerpt:

Gojira refuse to succumb to clichés; at the same time, they’re not pissing on tradition. They never give the listener exactly what’s expected, but it all still feels kind of familiar, like a warm blanket, only instead of a warm blanket, it’s an awesome, awesome metal album. They don’t reinvent the wheel, but they do make the old tricks seem new again. Role playing, baby – that’s how Gojira keeps their marriage fresh. Maybe that doesn’t put them in the company of bands like Sabbath or Metallica – bands that seemed to conjure something new from thin air – but it does put them in the company of bands like Sepultura and Lamb of God. Which is pretty fuckin’ good company to keep.

(Speaking of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe makes an appearance here, on a song called “All the Tears,” which has a very Lamb of God-y feel to it. But if it owes a debt to Lamb of God – and, I s’pose, all the bands to whom Lamb of God owe a debt – then it really is the most awesome Lamb of God song that Lamb of God never wrote. And I say that with all due respect to A Life Once Lost.)

I couldn't have said it better myself! Read the whole review here

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