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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.05 | 227 ratings

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3 stars This is probably a great album if you're into this sort of head-banging music. Personally I've never been a fan of straight forward metal song structures with predictable guitar patterns. This basically means that From Mars to Sirius doesn't really work for me. The solid production combined with the drummers constant use of double pedal and growling vocals creates the illusion of heavy sound. When in fact Gojira doesn't reach the heaviness nor technicality of bands like Meshuggah, Unexpect or even Between The Buried And Me!

So what about the song writing? In most cases it works well and I like the atmospheric sections quite a bit although the basic song structures on the majority of the tracks creates predictability which brings the album down a notch in my book. In fact I believe that the compositions here are much more of a Progressive Metal nature than Tech/Extreme Prog Metal have it not been for the three elements that I've mentioned.

Still there were some elements, like the overall atmosphere, that made me interested in Gojira so I will probably try to listen to The Way of All Flesh or any of their future releases once I'll get around to it. Who knows, I might even change my opinion about this release after that!

***** star songs: From Mars (2:24)

**** star songs: Backbone (4:18) From the Sky (5:48) Unicorn (2:09) The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe (3:57) Flying Whales (7:44) World To Come (6:52) To Sirius (5:37) Global Warming (7:50)

*** star songs: Ocean Planet (5:32) Where Dragons Fall (6:54) In The Wilderness (7:47)

Rune2000 | 3/5 |


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