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