Metal Review: Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage (2012)

Gojira - L'Enfant SauvageIt is hard to believe that it has been nearly 4 years since Gojira’s last release, The Way of all Flesh, but it has. I know that I was not the only with serious anticipation for this French outfit’s latest release, L’Enfant Sauvage, and I think that most of their fans will be all over this one. Gojira has grown into a distinct sound over the last few years, not only with vocals, but the riffs and melodies as well.

From the opening track, Explosia, it seems as is Gojira is out to prove something to someone. The album hits you right off the bat with one of their best songs and displays their technical side along with their progressive side. The second track is the title tracks and sounds like pure Gojira. The tone is intense and the riffs are even better. Track after track, the album never seems to let down with high impact grooves and melodies that always seem to fit with the song. I am actually having a hard time picking out the highlights of the album (which is a good thing).

Overall, if you are a fan of Gojira, you will probably love L’Enfant Sauvage. I would not call it their best work to date, but it is a fine album nonetheless.