Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Gojira: L’Enfant Sauvage

French progressive death metal maestros Gojira released their major label debut in 2012, the ferociously creative L’Enfant Sauvage (French for The Wild Child). Led by Joe Duplantier on lead vocals and guitar and his brother Mario Duplantier, one of the best and most original drummers in extreme metal.

Gojira writes songs with deep philosophical meaning, often with an environmental message, setting them apart from most of their contemporaries.

The music is savagely heavy, but somehow cerebral and thoughtful at the same time. Some of the highlights of L’Enfant Sauvage include The Axe, The Gift Of Guilt, Planned Obsolescence, Liquid Fire, Explosia, Mouth Of Kala, and Born In Winter.

I was extremely fortunate to witness Gojira live with my 2 favorite bands, Opeth and The Devin Townsend Project. Gojira joined their ranks with their intensely hypnotic and brutal performance.

I can’t recommend them enough…if you haven’t heard them yet, what are you waiting for?

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