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Stream Gojira’s Long-Awaited Art-Metal Death-Groover ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’

This thing rules.

picture-18150-1372868577Christopher R. Weingarten // June 19, 2012

French death-thrash monolith Gojira have returned with their first album in four years and first for the mighty Roadrunner, L’Enfant Sauvage — presumably named after the Truffaut film, if you want some early indication of the art-fuckery that lies within. The perfect midpoint between Pantera and Neurosis, this thing is punishing and gloriously all over the place — opener “Explosia” mixes neck-snapping groove breakdowns with Morricone tumbleweeds; “Liquid Fire” has a windswept chorus emerging from robo-rock blurgle; and the breezy euphoria of “Planned Obsolescence” pretty much makes sense of that Meshuggah/Baroness double bill in four minutes flat.

This has been peeling the wax off our office’s ears for a hot minute. Stream the whole thing below, and grab a copy on its June 26 release day!