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Gojira — Magma

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★☆☆ For some reason, this reminds me of when Jonathan Davis of Korn had to hire that couple to write his lyrics because he’d run out of personal rage. There’s some good stuff on here, especially in the middle third of the album, but otherwise there’s a whole lot of pandering radio-friendly stoner bullshit to wade through. And the no-rough-edges production doesn’t help matters at all. This is still Gojira, but it’s far from essential. You’ve probably got a duty to hear it once, but I can’t recommend it beyond that.