Gojira are just one of those bands that do absolutely
everything right, aren’t they? Their music is heavy, diverse and instantly
identifiable, their lyrics are unique and introspective, their artwork and
videos are all exquisitely made, and their killer live show is one of the most
intense on the planet.
The brilliance and undiluted artistry of this French juggernaut
has made them part of a very exclusive club: metal bands whose appeal transcends
the heavy metal fan-base. From Metallica to Myles Kennedy to Vsauce to the cast
of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
(yes, really), everybody just adores these progressive death metal mavens!
A large part of Gojira’s overall greatness can be
attributed to their refusal to stagnate: with every record, the group
noticeably evolve and adapt, resulting in a perfect discography of six
consecutive and increasingly stunning successes. And with the band’s biggest concert to date – a headlining slot
at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival – looming on the horizon, today their entire output has
been ranked and reviewed for your pleasure.
Whether it’s the pummelling grooves of Terra Incognita, the conceptual mastery
of From Mars to Sirius or the sombre prog
of Magma, no stone shall be left
unturned on this loving guide through the career of one of modern metal’s brightest