UK metal magazine Metal Hammer were one of the first outlets to hear the forthcoming Gojira CD L'Enfant Sauvage, and they loved it. They've posted a full track-by-track rundown on their site; here are a few excerpts:
Explosia: "It only takes Gojira 10 seconds to prove that they are once again back with a record that will melt your ears into a pool of bloody mess. All the classic flavours of the French titans are right where they should be – gargantually brutal riffs, cheeky pick scrapes, pounding rhythms and pulsating ambiences delivered with unwavering dedication."
L'Enfant Sauvage: "Whilst they maintain a perpetual brain-simmering heaviness, there are cleaner melodies that seem to leap out of nowhere and sit above the crushing rhythms, adding a cerebral progressive edge to their signature brand of skull-crushing metal. After three minutes comes a full-on blast of death that echoes the sheer brutality they visited on From Mars To Sirius."
Planned Obsolescence: "Planned Obsolescence is a total face-melter, echoing the gloriously heavy, fist-in-the-face noise of Morbid Angel’s Domination but with added intensity. There is another half time chorus on this scorcher that boasts an almost twisted bluesiness."
The Fall: "The Fall starts off like something off Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile before evolving into an acid-marinated anthem that is dark, psychedelic and sickeningly heavy. Welcome back, Gojira!"
L'Enfant Sauvage will be in stores June 26.