Entertainment Weekly has called out Gojira's L'Enfant Sauvage as one of the six best metal albums of 2012! They say:
"Consider them the Ernest Hemingway of modern metal: Their range may be extremely limited, but within those narrow boundaries, they have no peer. L’Enfant Sauvage rides a double-kick-drum-fueled drag racer straight to hell, making just enough stops along the way for deceptively pretty harmonies (“The Axe”) and bonus blasts of feedback (“Mouth of Kala”) to keep the headbangers smiling. Metal means a lot of different things in 2012, but this is what most people think about when they think about metal."