Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gojira

Gojira
Magma
release date: June 17th, 2016
label: Roadrunner Records
Gojira is a postrock band that many people love. Actually, the fundamental sound of Gojira is groove rock, a rather simplistic and repetitive guitar sound that captivates the attention of the listeners due to the simple/chugging qualities. The reviews do not hesitate to say that the music is the work of genius: the groove and postmodern sounds really have hit a nerve with certain people. The new album is no different. The band's combination of chug/groove/simple sounds and the indie/alternative rock influences have attracted the attention of the publications and obviously the listeners, too. The vocals alternate between shouts and emo/spacey/indie-type attempts at singing. The vocalist obviously cannot sing, does have the natural ability to sing, but he can vocalize without shouting and it is enough of a contrast to please the band's audience. The band is probably considered genius also due to its habit of making very irritating/repetitive sounds, which are the result of the band playing around with its equipment, making weird sounds, finding strange little noises, experimenting and then using those annoying sounds over and over and over again until one cannot take it anymore and has to stop listening to the album because it is not possible to keep listening to something that is this utterly annoying.
Gojira are considered genius.
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review by MMB

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