This is the second full album from French band GOJIRA. The music really can't be mistaken for anything but Thrash, but I still agree with their press release that says their music is a challenge for any journalist trying to describe their music in words.
The music of GOJIRA is namely varied almost beyond comprehension. There is a lot of inventive riffing to be found, and also a lot of original vocals. Sometimes the music borders on weird, but this is actually where I like the band the most. GOJIRA is also an unreasonably tight unit I might add. "The Link" hits you in the face like a ton of bricks.
My four favourite songs on the album are also the weirdest ones. These are "Death Of Me", "Over The Flows", "Wisdom Comes" and "Dawn". They all show a band almost managing to reinvent Metal. Even if "Dawn" is an eight minute plus instrumental, it doesn't get boring for a single moment, something that really gives a hint about how great this really is.
The rest of the album is more mainstream Thrash, still great, but not as inventive as the before mentioned songs. A couple of the tracks are also more like bridges into the next song than songs in their own rights. (Online October 3, 2003)
Guest review by Thomas Hansen