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Gojira - The Link (9,5/10) - France - 2003

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Next Music
Playing time: 47:10
Band homepage: Gojira

Tracklist:

  1. The Link
  2. Death Of Me
  3. Connected
  4. Remembrance >mp3
  5. Torii
  6. Indians
  7. Embrace The World
  8. Inward Movement
  9. Over The Flows
  10. Wisdom Comes
  11. Dawn
Gojira - The Link

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



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