Gojira - The Link

8.1 | 379 votes |
Release date: 18 April 2003
Style: Progressive death metal


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01. The Link
02. Death Of Me
03. Connected
04. Remembrance
05. Torii
06. Indians
07. Embrace The World
08. Inward Movement
09. Over The Flows
10. Wisdom Comes
11. Dawn

Additional info
Re-mixed and re-released on Listenable Records in March 2005.

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Every Gojira album has its own certain personality, its own certain theme of sorts. While the musical formula generally remains the same - the whole progressive/death/groove sound has been their signature since the beginning - the atmosphere is the thing that often changes with every release. This has become even more apparent on their later releases; for instance, The Way Of All Flesh is a much colder and darker album that deals with the concept of death in its various forms and guises. And then there's the incredibly expansive From Mars To Sirius, which revels in combining brutal riffs with environmental lyrics and more spacious arrangements. But as far as I'm concerned, the most unique vibe we've ever gotten out of Gojira was the tribal feel that encompasses The Link. I mean, it's right there in the name of the album... The Link. More specifically, the sound of the record seems to link the primal qualities of ancient folklore and minimalist percussion with the intense prog-death riffage we're used to from Gojira.

published 06.05.2020 | Comments (8)

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27.05.2011 - 21:33
"The Quaker"
Dawn... such a freaky song...
22.10.2011 - 04:25
Judas The Priest
Haha i listen to dawn on my morning commutes, its a good speeding song for the morning
05.12.2011 - 03:59
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One of the insanely addictive album I've ever heard... Gojira's core sound is one of the best found in Extreme prog..
01.03.2012 - 21:08
Rating: 8
Their worst but still good
10.05.2013 - 21:19
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Gojira's most experimental album and after some consideration I find this to be one of their best.
20.06.2014 - 16:53
Written by Guest on 10.05.2013 at 21:19

Gojira's most experimental album and after some consideration I find this to be one of their best.

I agree 100%
12.08.2014 - 15:09
Rating: 5
Obviously not good enough for such a band....
20.08.2015 - 18:53
Rating: 7
Sort of a transitional album, but one that is certainly on par with the band's debut, if not in some cases better. Honestly, I prefer the more experimental element of Gojira's debut, but then I really liked the more immediate, less filler-based material here as well. The two shorter songs this time produce nice changes of pace, rather than coming across as pretty directionless by the end. And "Rememberance" and "Dawn" are really excellently written, certainly up there with the band's best.

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