Saturday, 25 June 2016

hmmm..... just purchased the new Gojira album and it's a bit of a disappointment

The opening track of Magma sounds like Tool in places and the vocals are all dispassionate and spoken. The trick with the spoken vocals is repeated again during the album and is a real mistake as it robs the relevant tracks of emotion and feel

The second track Silvera starts with some furious drumming but falls back into a chugging groove instead of kicking on

The Cell is my favourite track with a thrash metal feel and vocals straight out of the Sepultura songbook

Yellow Stone is a complete filler of bass noises and the closing track Liberation literally contains nothing !

There are glimpses of a great band and the interesting keyboards used in Stranded should be explored more but overall this won't be an album on repeat