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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.14 | 195 ratings

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Jake Kobrin
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After school toady, I rushed to the store to grab my copy of this album. It is a fantastic album, but in my opinion not as good as From Mars to Sirius. The songs on the album are very similar, which is the main downfall. Gojira has a formula and they certainly use it. The material on this album falls somewhere in between the heaviness of The Link and the experimentation of From Mars to Sirius. Unfortunately, the Post-Metal influence detectable on FMtS is almost gone. But yet they use much more melodic vocals on this record. The music itself is heavier than anything they've done before and closest to The Link. They even use blast beats on several songs. The album begins with Oroborus which is probably the lightest song on the album. The CD then progresses into Toxic Garbage Island which is one of the heaviest tracks. The beginnings of the songs are really quite cool and clever. On The Art of Dying they begin the song with an African or Tiki style drum beat and didgeridoos. It's the same introduction used on their The Link Alive dvd. Other times they use some faded in guitar murmurs. All of the tracks are very groovy which is one of the things I love about Gojira. My favorite tracks (Thus Far) on the album are Wolf Down the Earth and The Art of Dying.

Jake Kobrin | 4/5 |


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