Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
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Death Metal




Gojira are the flag bearers of the French extreme metal scene. Well-known for their conservationist opinions, they actively support the Sea Shepherds Conservation Society out of a genuine concern over man’s treatment of our planet. Musically, Gojira are one of those bands that defy labelling thanks to a technically sophisticated approach that incorporates influences ranging from thrash and progressive metal to death metal and groove. In the past Gojira have been described as a hybrid of Morbid Angel and Voivod. Infusing their music with myriad twists and turns, tempo changes, well-timed breakdowns and interludes, they know just when to hold back and when to come out all guns blazing. Their Grammy-nominated sixth album ‘Magma’ (2016) has taken their popularity to new heights. A powerful and haunting eulogy to the Duplantier brothers’ departed mother, the album features more clean vocals than usual, a weapon they’ve used rather sparingly until now but which accentuates the emotional nature of the tracks. We have no doubt that their 7th GMM show will once again live up to their stellar live reputation. (#GMM19)