Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage



8.2 | 564 votes |
Release date: 22 June 2012
Style: Progressive death metal

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Disc I
01. Explosia
02. L'Enfant Sauvage
03. The Axe
04. Liquid Fire
05. The Wild Healer
06. Planned Obsolescence
07. Mouth Of Kala
08. The Gift Of Guilt
09. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
12. This Emptiness [Special edition bonus]
13. My Last Creation [Special edition bonus]

Disc II [DVD: Live At Les Eurockéennes 2009] [Special edition bonus]
01. Oroborus
02. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
03. Backbone
04. Love
05. A Sight To Behold
06. The Art Of Dying
07. Drum Solo
08. Clone
09. Flying Whales
10. Toxic Garbage Island
11. Vacuity

The best Alternative Metal album of 2012

Line-up
Joe Duplantier - guitars, vocals
Christian Andreu - guitars
Mario Duplantier - drums
Jean-Michel Labadie - bass

Additional info
Produced by Josh Wilbur and Joseph Duplantier.
Engineered by Josh Wilbur and Paul Suarez.
Mixed by Josh Wilbur.
Recorded and mixed at Spin Studios, Long Island City, NY.
Mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
Artwork by Joseph Duplantier.

Guest review by
s7mon
Rating:
5.8
Gojira have marked their position on the map of great metal bands with two records: 2005's From Mars to Sirius and 2008's The Way of All Flesh. I consider myself a huge fan of the French commando and these two albums are among my all-time favorites. So you can imagine that my expectations were incredibly high and I expected something absolutely out of this world with Gojira's fifth full-length. And probably this is one of the reasons I found this album to be just…decent.

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published 08.12.2012 | Comments (6)

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
7.7
This album is essentially Gojira in a box, one which is tightly and neatly packaged for your convenience. There is little room for maneuvering yet it has sides strong enough to withstand the onslaught of chugging riff savagery contained within. Where previous albums such as From Mars To Sirius were more sprawling affairs this is by far more concise in sound. It is a precise taming of that ear denting chaos the band has exhibited in previous efforts.

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published 10.12.2012 | Comments (29)

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12.10.2011 - 20:44
Rating: 9
infernaldeath87
YES
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29.12.2011 - 20:09
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Hurry up!
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forever bummed out
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18.03.2012 - 09:15
Siegreicher
Why is this still TBA!?!?! i swear they posted youtube teasers like 2 years ago it seems like
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31.03.2012 - 08:06
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Well, apparently that "March 2012" thing was bullshit since March is almost over
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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22.04.2012 - 23:49
strade
My anticipation for this release is verging upon near insanity. June 26th can't come soon enough.
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My lo-fi synth project: http://luciddreamer.bandcamp.com
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02.06.2012 - 00:22
kaylamacgavin
I can't wait anymore.....
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04.06.2012 - 20:01
John Shock
New song "Liquid Fire" is amazing! \m/
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16.06.2012 - 05:13
strade
LEAKED. Opinion forthcoming.
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My lo-fi synth project: http://luciddreamer.bandcamp.com
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16.06.2012 - 13:55
Moose
I'm really trying to enjoy this, but 2 listens in, and i'm still finding it a little... boring. A couple of tracks are standing out, but the rest seem a little bland. I guess because there really is very little 'lead guitar', and even less vocal variation.
Will give it a few more listens before making an official judgement though.
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16.06.2012 - 16:01
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
6 tracks in and I'm struggling not to turn it off. So, so boring... seems like nothing more than repetitive mid-paced chugging.

Let down.

Before any fanbois bitch at me, remember that this band once made this...



I really want this album to finish so I can listen to the new Verdunkeln.
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16.06.2012 - 20:28
Rating: 7
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.06.2012 at 16:01

6 tracks in and I'm struggling not to turn it off. So, so boring... seems like nothing more than repetitive mid-paced chugging.
Let down.

I'm halfway through my first listen and it's not as bad as you suggest, I can tell from what I've heard so far that it will not be half as huge as From Mars To Sirius but it's still pretty enjoyable
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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16.06.2012 - 20:35
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Have to agree with Moose and J.O.O.E. after the first listen. To me, this is more of the same: no innovation, no nothing; and this is not a good type of the same. Essentially, they have done all this, only way better. Something else that occurred to me: this album totally lacks dynamics.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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17.06.2012 - 01:23
Rating: 9
infernaldeath87
This deeply saddens me to hear all of these negative comments! Now I'm starting to question buying this when it comes out...
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17.06.2012 - 01:26
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by InnerSelf on 16.06.2012 at 20:28

I'm halfway through my first listen and it's not as bad as you suggest, I can tell from what I've heard so far that it will not be half as huge as From Mars To Sirius but it's still pretty enjoyable

Try listening to it back to back with From Mars To Sirius. As K†ulu it lacks any of its dynamism and the bits that are good are so far and few between. If you like it though then that's good for you but I doubt I'll ever revisit this one...
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17.06.2012 - 02:06
J. N.
Big let down, indeed.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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17.06.2012 - 03:02
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Checking the songs over the top, Pain Is A Master was great. No other highlights, I'll give it a full listen tomorrow.
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17.06.2012 - 03:05
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Being that I've never liked these guys, and those who have really liked them are kind of crapping on this, I'm using airtight logic and assuming I'm going to love it.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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17.06.2012 - 03:16
J. N.
Written by Unhealer on 17.06.2012 at 03:02
Checking the songs over the top, Pain Is A Master was great. No other highlights, I'll give it a full listen tomorrow.

That one and "Planned Obsolescence" was the only highlights for me. The rest was "meh".

Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.06.2012 at 03:05
Being that I've never liked these guys, and those who have really liked them are kind of crapping on this, I'm using airtight logic and assuming I'm going to love it.

"Challenge accepted"?
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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17.06.2012 - 12:05
Rating: 8
embracing
Also trying to get into it, but it's super boring. Where's the progressive-technical edge Gojira had? Apart from a few good moments, I think a mediocre guitarist could learn all these songs in one day... Sorry, guys!
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17.06.2012 - 12:44
Moose
Written by J. N. on 17.06.2012 at 03:16

Written by Unhealer on 17.06.2012 at 03:02
Checking the songs over the top, Pain Is A Master was great. No other highlights, I'll give it a full listen tomorrow.

That one and "Planned Obsolescence" was the only highlights for me. The rest was "meh".


Hmm, well my favorite song by far was L'Enfant Sauvage...the heavy section at 2:23 is pretty amazing, and had me anticipating a great album.
The only other one which stands out to me is "The Gift of Guilt".
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17.06.2012 - 16:30
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by embracing on 17.06.2012 at 12:05

Also trying to get into it, but it's super boring. Where's the progressive-technical edge Gojira had? Apart from a few good moments, I think a mediocre guitarist could learn all these songs in one day... Sorry, guys!


I don't know what your standards for a good guitarist are, but all Gojira albums are pretty easy for guitar, they never had a technical edge. And I shouldn't even mention that that doesn't say anything about the quality of the music.

Just heard it and it's pretty good, you bitches scared me.
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18.06.2012 - 16:39
Rating: 7
errorcode99
Fantastic
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18.06.2012 - 18:42
Rating: 7
Kass
St. Anger
Written by InnerSelf on 16.06.2012 at 20:28

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.06.2012 at 16:01

6 tracks in and I'm struggling not to turn it off. So, so boring... seems like nothing more than repetitive mid-paced chugging.
Let down.

I'm halfway through my first listen and it's not as bad as you suggest, I can tell from what I've heard so far that it will not be half as huge as From Mars To Sirius but it's still pretty enjoyable

Seconded, I'd give it 7\10 though.
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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18.06.2012 - 23:34
Rating: 7
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Kass on 18.06.2012 at 18:42

Written by InnerSelf on 16.06.2012 at 20:28

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.06.2012 at 16:01

6 tracks in and I'm struggling not to turn it off. So, so boring... seems like nothing more than repetitive mid-paced chugging.
Let down.

I'm halfway through my first listen and it's not as bad as you suggest, I can tell from what I've heard so far that it will not be half as huge as From Mars To Sirius but it's still pretty enjoyable

Seconded, I'd give it 7\10 though.

Yeah around that for me too, it gets a bit repetitive towards the end
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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19.06.2012 - 08:16
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
I quite like it based upon my first listen. Seems like I'm the only one
I agree it's nothing new being on offer here. But most bands don't anyway and we still enjoy a lot of them.
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loves 小巫
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19.06.2012 - 12:52
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.06.2012 at 16:01

6 tracks in and I'm struggling not to turn it off. So, so boring... seems like nothing more than repetitive mid-paced chugging.

Let down.

Before any fanbois bitch at me, remember that this band once made this...


I'm a fanboi and I always remember the band for From Mars. Their production has really gotten crazy, but I don't find the music as good as it used to be.
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If you never wake up from a dream does it become reality?

Last fm
Don't click here
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19.06.2012 - 16:13
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Now I can say I like it a lot more than The Way Of All Flesh. This one doesn't bring anything new in the sense of experimenting with a totally different sound, but the approach is more melodic than the previous albums.
The production makes this album sound as twice as heavy as it actually is, it constantly punches you right in the face.
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19.06.2012 - 19:06
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
This came out of fucking nowhere. It'll deserve at least an 8 from me.

EDIT: Haha, just saw the negative responses. How am I not surprised...
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20.06.2012 - 12:53
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
All I can say now after 3 spins is. HUGH production. I think if the production wasn't as heavy and big as it is, it wouldn't stand out so much.
I'm kinda sad though. I knew that I wouldn't like the new album as much as their older stuff, but at the back of my head I wanted them to surprise me :/
Oh well its not a bad album, just not the gojira I like. I would say a 7/10 for me as well. Totally agree about it being repetitive and they have lost a lot of the trademark gojira riffing.
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If you never wake up from a dream does it become reality?

Last fm
Don't click here
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20.06.2012 - 14:04
Rating: 8
DahliaRock
Yeah I have been trying to listen to this album, did succeed only twice, rest I just switched to something else! Seriously, if you gave me layered versions of the last 2 albums, I can copy paste and make this album from all those snippets. I wonder if along the way they had an alzheimer attack just forgot what they composed already?

Seriously, being a huge fan of the last 2 albums, this feels like crap and don't understand how people actually like this.. I understand, the production sounds good (can't tell before the cd release tho) and there are some nasty bits here and there, but beyond that, it's a rehearsal tape for concerts gone wrong.

Luckily we have other great music this year.. Going back to Ihsahn now
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