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FROM MARS TO SIRIUS

Gojira

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.01 | 138 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Man this is heavy ! Finnforest is right in comparing it to a freight train rushing through your living room. Thankfully there are some moments of relief but at 67 minutes I do find it too long. The growly vocals are something I get used to after a while but honestly i'm not a fan of them. GOJIRA are from France and they give us sort of a concept album here dealing with how mankind is ruining our planet and how we need to get our act together. They take the screaming in your face approach. Haha.

"Ocean Planet" is one of the best tracks on here. It starts off with the sounds of whales before the heaviness kicks in.The singer reminds me of someone I know but I can't put my finger on it. Great sound 2 minutes in then the vocals return. The tempo picks up. Themes are repeated. "Backbone" is an incredible song. Defiant vocals with pounding drums and riffs. "From The Sky" is relentless with the riffs and drums. "Unicorn" is a welcome relief from the onslaught. The sound of whales and a relaxing beat for 2 minutes. "Where Dragons Dwell" has some great lyrics and a punishing soundscape. "The Heaviest Matter In The Universe" is freaking heavy (big surprise).

"Flying Whales" is like another intermission where we can regroup. This sounds so good. Would love to hear more of this style with the chunky bass and powerful undercurrent. Guitar kicks in at 2 1/2 minutes, vocals and the rampage follows. It settles again after 5 1/2 minutes before kicking in to end it. "In The Wilderness" features growly vocals and a heavy as hell soundscape. "World To Come" has some pretty cool lyrics. Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. This isn't as heavy and the guitar is more distinct. Some great drum work late. A top three track for sure. "From Mars" has almost whispered vocals and a retrained sound. "To Sirius" is anything but restrained as he spits out the lyrics. "Global Warming" sounds great with the guitar swirling and the pounding drums. Normal vocals here too until before 4 minutes.Then back to the previous soundscape to end it.

A must for Tech / Extreme fans. I wish this was my style of Metal. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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