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GOJIRA ARE STREAMING THEIR FAN-F*CKING-TASTIC NEW ALBUM RIGHT NOW!

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In case you’ve missed it, Gojira have been streaming most of their new album The Way of All Flesh on their MySpace page for the past couple of days. I recommend the opening track “Oroborus” (which is oddly listed 11th on the MySpace player) as a suitable introduction to the pandemonium. Not that you could really go wrong no matter which song you choose.

Please allow me to be the 1,678th to say it: this album is fucking great, a completely satisfying and worthy follow-up to 2006’s artfully crushing From Mars to Sirius. Like, definitely-gonna-be-on-my-year-end-top-albums-list great. Like, probably-even-gonna-make-it-onto-a-lot-of-non-metal-year-end-lists-too great (for some reason Pitchfork types seem to have a hard on for this band too).

In short: it’s fucking phenomenal. Few bands find ways to be truly original in the over-cluttered metal climate of 2008 (those who regularly read this site know which other bands I think have succeeded in this regard), and dawgonnit, Gojira have done it. They’re mavericks.

Go listen.

-VN

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