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

This thing rules.

Gojira
Gojira

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!

:audio=1:

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Twin Peaks — Strawberry Smoothie " 02:24
  • 2 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 3 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 4 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 5 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA