There’s just something about Gojira. As if someone has told them the secret behind creating absolutely monolithic metal tracks with huge riffs and the perfect song structure, that borders the line between musically interesting and downright catchy. You’ll be pleased to know that ‘L’enfant Sauvage‘ follows that exact formula, straight on from the masterpiece that was The Way Of All Flesh  (well to be fair, every album has been great). It’s not stagnation though, it’s the sound of a band perfecting and refining their sound — though the Sea Shepard EP has faded into the background we can at least be sure of the new album being released this year.

For the lifetime fan, there’s seamless interplay between the Duplainter brothers, masterful composition and a huge break and for the new listener… There’s exactly the same, plus the chance to realise why everyone goes so mental over this band. And as that June 26th release date gets closer, I can’t help but get excited. Seriously, just listen, whether you’re a fan or not. Pitchfork has the exclusive.

– DL

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