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Taking their name from the original Japanese pronunciation of Godzilla, French death metal quartet Gojira have risen from utmost obscurity during the first half of their career to widespread global recognition in the second, including regular mention among the genre's leading new-millennium upstarts. Originating from the town of Bayonne on France's southernmost Atlantic Ocean coastline, Gojira recorded the first in a sequence of almost yearly demos in 1996, gradually honing their sound until the year 2000, when bandmembers Joe Duplantier (vocals/guitar), Christian Andreu (guitar), Jean-Michel Labadie (bass), and Mario Duplantier (drums), felt ready to record their first album, Terra Incognita, relying solely on their own devices. And despite its independent status, the aptly named LP made significant waves with its unpredictable blend of death, thrash, groove, progressive, and math metal -- recalling bands as diverse as Pantera, Meshuggah, Suffocation, and Sepultura. Still, it took several years (and a curious detour into soundtrack music on 2003's Maciste All Inferno EP) for the metal world to catch on, and even Gojira's second album, The Link, had to be released through the tiny independent Boycott Records before being reissued by Listenable. (This was followed by 2004's The Link Alive live album and corresponding video set, whose audio component was limited to 500 copies -- a parting shot for Boycott.) Now finally gathering steam, Gojira saw their third full-length, From Mars to Sirius, enter the French charts at number 44, while collecting the most enthusiastic reviews of their career -- a level of acclaim that led, in turn, to numerous key European festival appearances, and lengthy European and North American tours with Obituary, Hatesphere, Children of Bodom, and Machine Head, to name but a few. By the end of the long promotional cycle for From Mars to Sirius, Gojira were widely acknowledged as a force to be reckoned with, on-stage and in the studio, and their much anticipated fourth LP, The Way of All Flesh (released stateside by Prosthetic Records), made a strong showing by debuting at number 138 on the American charts in October 2008. The extensive touring schedule that Gojira then undertook meant that fans would have to wait nearly four years for the band’s next studio album, although they did get the expansive The Flesh Alive video set to tide them over. In 2012, the band moved up to the big leagues, signing to major-label Roadrunner for the release of L'Enfant Sauvage ("The Wild Child"), inspired by the Truffaut film of the same name. It earned wide critical praise, as well as a Top 40 showing on the U.S., Canadian, Swedish, and French charts. Long years of touring and occasional recording -- including another live album, Les Enfants Sauvages -- were followed by the release of Gojira's sixth album, Magma, released on Roadrunner in 2016. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  1.   Song
  2.   Toxic Garbage Island
  3.   L' Enfant Sauvage
  4.   The Axe
  5.   Explosia
  6.   The Wild Healer
  7.   A Sight to Behold
  8.   Only Pain
  9.   Esoteric Surgery
  10.   Low Lands
  11.   Stranded
  12.   Silvera
  13.   Vacuity
  14.   Liberation
  15.   Wisdom
  16.   Wolf Down The Earth
  17.   Born in Winter
  18.   Magma
  19.   Flying Whales
  20.   The Art of Dying
  21.   The Gift of Guilt
  22.   The Heaviest Matter of the Universe
  23.   Backbone
  24.   Liquid Fire
  25.   Oroborus
  26.   Blow Me Away You (Niverse)
  27.   The Link
  28.   To Sirius
  29.   Where Dragons Dwell
  30.   The Silver Cord
  31.   The Shooting Star
  32.   From the Sky
  33.   The Fall
  34.   Pain Is a Master
  35.   Clone
  36.   Lizard Skin
  37.   Wisdom Comes
  38.   Inward Movement
  39.   Torii
  40.   Global Warming
  41.   Ocean Planet
  42.   Pray
  43.   Yellow Stone
  44.   The Cell
  45.   Drum Solo
  46.   Mouth of Kala
  47.   Planned Obsolescence
  48.   The Way of All Flesh
  49.   Adoration For None
  50.   All The Tears
  51.   Yama's Messengers
  52.   Love
  53.   Space Time
  54.   Over the Flows
  55.   Dawn
  56.   Remembrance
  57.   Unicorn
  58.   In the Wilderness
  59.   World to Come
  60.   From Mars
  61.   Indians
  62.   Death of Me
  63.   Embrace the World
  64.   Terra Inc.
  65.   Connected
  66.   In the Forest
  67.   [Bonus Material]
  68.   Satan Is a Lawyer
  69.   04
  70.   Blow Me Away from You(niverse)
  71.   Quatrillions de Tonnes
  72.   Deliverance
  73.   On the B.O.T.A.
  74.   Rise
  75.   Fire Is Everything
  76.   1990 Quatrillions de Tonnes
  77.   5988 Trillions de Tonnes
  78.   Death to Me
  79.   Terra Incognita
  80.   The Heaviest Matter in the Universe
  81.   The Way of All Flesh From the Inside
  82.   [Untitled]
  83.   [CD-ROM Track]
  84.   This Emptiness
  85.   My Last Creation
  86.   No Name

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