Personnel: Joe Duplantier (vocals, guitar); Christian Andreu (guitar); Mario Duplantier (drums).
Audio Mixer: Logan Mader.
Recording information: Studio Des Milans; Undercity Recordings.
Photographer: Gabrielle Duplantier.
Arrangers: Mario Duplantier; Joe Duplantier.
On its fourth album, THE WAY OF ALL FLESH, the French metal act Gojira presents a dark, dynamic, and assured outing. Clearly bristling with creative energy, the record ranges from the techno-rock of "A Sight to Behold" to the grindcore-inspired "All the Tears" to "The Art of Dying," a percussive, moody number. Easily one of the most intriguing metal albums of 2008, FLESH is sure to please Gojira's dedicated fans.
Spin (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Like the good postmodern thrashers they are, Gojira blend blast beats, sludge stomp and death-and-doom riff spirals with unexpected quirks..."
Alternative Press (p.158) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Gojira ration their optimism, dispensing it as needed alongside doomsaying screeds and power-plodding dirges....There's no denying this album's rich humanity."
Kerrang (Magazine) - "[A] pervasive apocalyptic tone which offsets despair and hope serves to unite the songs, the vocal performance of Joe Duplantier never less than riveting as he puts everything he has behind every syllable."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.63) - Ranked #9 in Kerrang's Best Albums Of The Year 2008 -- "Like a precision metal machine, the French foursome effortlessly blew away almost every other metal band..."