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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.14 | 193 ratings

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5 stars Monster album!! This is a true masterpiece, there's no mistakin.

While "From Mars to Sirius", though extremely good, was kind of derivative as to its style, with clear references to the usual suspects Meshuggah and Atheist and more than a hint to Devin Townsend, especially in the vocal lines, in this "The way of all flesh" Gojira have managed to better define their style, sounding more personal and incredibly modern. The thick wall of guitars, with their amazingly heavy yet very enjoyable riffs, is still there, along with the telluric drums and bass, while the singing has become more growled and less screamed, sounding less like Hevy Devy on a bad, bad day. The result is a damned heavy monolyth of extreme music, yet astonishingly very accessible, thanks to the extensive (and succesful) use of effects and the quality of the melodies.

This is a complex album with complex music and every prog fan who is not afraid of heavyness will find lots of candy here. Should I say Gojira's "the way of all flesh" is the most important heavy metal album of the last years? Well there, I've said it. There's currently no other band that sounds this heavy and still manages to be this modern and experimental. Gojira have all the qualities you could ask from a heavy metal band of the new millenium: heavy as a really heavy thing (quoting Devin), great musicianship, complex songs and a modern feel. It can't (and doesn't) get much better than this.

hawkmoon666 | 5/5 |


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