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Metal Hammer of Doom - Gojira - "Magma"

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Tonight The Metal Hammer of Doom brings to you a discussion of Gojira's latest, "Magma."


From Metal Injection:

"At this point in music history, the Frenchmen of Gojira have cemented themselves as one of the paramount metal bands of this generation. Though the band's first two albums, Terra Incognita and The Link, flew relatively low under the radar, their third album, From Mars to Sirius, stands to this day as an absolute classic in every sense of the word, and it's arguable that its follow-up, The Way of All Flesh, is equally as monumental. In the 15 years Gojira has existed, they have developed a style entirely their own, and it's a testament to their impact on metal that so many of the elements they pioneered are instantly recognizable when other bands play them, similar to that of bands such as Meshuggah and Neurosis. Indeed, Gojira is a band whose significance and influence cannot be overstated.

As such, it should come as no surprise that Gojira's latest album, Magma, stands as one of the most highly anticipated metal albums of 2016. It's been four years since L'Enfant Sauvage, an album that was perhaps not as powerful as its two predecessors, but was nonetheless an important chapter in this band's legacy. A lot can happen in four years, and indeed a lot has in the case of Gojira, a fact that is evident throughout the entirety of Magma."