THE ALBUM OF THE DAY IS… GOJIRA, FROM MARS TO SIRIUS
Holy balls is this album heavy. Just when you thought the saturation point of heaviness had been reached, a bunch of Frenchmen who named their band after the Japanese version of Godzilla had to come along and raise the bar. And what’s more, it’s not just heavy-for-the-sake-of-being-heavy chuggitude; this is artful heaviness, in the same way that Mastodon are artful about their metal. Gojira weave their own brand of death metal in and out of odd time signatures so well that they actually aren’t too difficult to follow, combining elements of space rock with a very technical version of slowed down death/doom that occasionally references the kings of slow metal, Crowbar. On From Mars to Sirius, Gojira aren’t afraid to introduce atmospheric sounding guitars either, and the result is an album that never gets boring. This is a band to watch; you will surely be seeing a whole lot more of them in the near future.
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