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Gojira - Fortitude



7.8 | 352 votes |
Release date: 30 April 2021
Style: Alternative metal

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01. Born For One Thing
02. Amazonia
03. Another World
04. Hold On!
05. New Found
06. Fortitude
07. The Chant
08. Sphinx
09. Into The Storm
10. The Trails
11. Grind

Additional info
Produced by Joe Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio.
Mixed by Andy Wallace.
Cover art by Joe Duplantier.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.5
Reviewing a divisive album by a major metal band? I'm sure this will be a rewarding experience for me.

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published 02.05.2021 | Comments (27)

Guest review by
Mehrad
Rating:
8.5
The new Gojira album is not Magma 2, and it's not completely a "U Turn" from it. It has the perfect combination of both "old" and "new" Gojira.

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published 03.06.2021 | Comments (6)

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18.05.2021 - 07:06
Rating: 9
Mehrad

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 02:22

At least magma did not have tribal sounds

I mean tribal sounds is kinda a Gojira thing ( not their original thing just something they do for a long time)
The Link as a whole is VERY tribal , The Art of Dying is kinda tribal , their debut has tribal elements
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18.05.2021 - 07:07
Rating: 9
Mehrad

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 02:22

Written by Mehrad on 10.05.2021 at 10:29

why "generic" ? the riffs are 100 percent Gojira
I agree that Into The Storm is a bit on the nose

There are few riffs that practically "grab me" like Magma did.

yeah , some Magma riffs are ultra-catchy
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18.05.2021 - 12:07
JasonFrench

Had this on heavy rotation for the last couple of weeks, absolutely loving it! There's so much raw strength and resilience on this record, particularly on tracks like Hold On, New Found, and Grind - it's really given me a much-needed kick up the ass! The Chant and The Trails are both gorgeous (the former could go on for 20-minutes longer and I wouldn't complain because it's so enveloping) The rest is just good, heavy, catchy Gojira
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18.05.2021 - 18:20
Rating: 7
JavierPaper

Written by Mehrad on 18.05.2021 at 07:06

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 02:22

At least magma did not have tribal sounds

I mean tribal sounds is kinda a Gojira thing ( not their original thing just something they do for a long time)
The Link as a whole is VERY tribal , The Art of Dying is kinda tribal , their debut has tribal elements

Yes, but on those albums they were kind of nice, because they don't ruin the riff, they put it as an introduction.

With Nile it's the same thing
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18.05.2021 - 20:15
Rating: 9
Mehrad

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 18:20

Written by Mehrad on 18.05.2021 at 07:06

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 02:22

At least magma did not have tribal sounds

I mean tribal sounds is kinda a Gojira thing ( not their original thing just something they do for a long time)
The Link as a whole is VERY tribal , The Art of Dying is kinda tribal , their debut has tribal elements

Yes, but on those albums they were kind of nice, because they don't ruin the riff, they put it as an introduction.

With Nile it's the same thing

personally I'm not annoyed by it , here is kinda nice too , I like it
kind of a taste thing , not for everyone
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18.05.2021 - 23:45
Rating: 7
JavierPaper

Written by Mehrad on 18.05.2021 at 20:15

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 18:20

Written by Mehrad on 18.05.2021 at 07:06

Written by JavierPaper on 18.05.2021 at 02:22

At least magma did not have tribal sounds

I mean tribal sounds is kinda a Gojira thing ( not their original thing just something they do for a long time)
The Link as a whole is VERY tribal , The Art of Dying is kinda tribal , their debut has tribal elements

Yes, but on those albums they were kind of nice, because they don't ruin the riff, they put it as an introduction.

With Nile it's the same thing

personally I'm not annoyed by it , here is kinda nice too , I like it
kind of a taste thing , not for everyone

It bothers me, and it kind of doesn't go for Gojira.

But as you said: it's a matter of taste.
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27.05.2021 - 10:10
Stormm

Written by Gothic Metalhead on 11.05.2021 at 23:02

I will give this album credit for the sole purpose that this album beat DJ Khaled for being the best selling album in America this week. Anything rock or metal that beats processed music like that is something I must respect.


It's actually more like bad sign for metal album if it's going that commercionaly popular. Especially for progressive death metal band.
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27.05.2021 - 11:36
Rating: 6
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Stormm on 27.05.2021 at 10:10

It's actually more like bad sign for metal album if it's going that commercionaly popular. Especially for progressive death metal band.

It's bland at its worst, but I'd rather listen to this 100 times than anything from DJ Khaled.

And this is coming from someone who listens to pop music on the regular.
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27.05.2021 - 13:17
Rating: 9
Mehrad

Written by Stormm on 27.05.2021 at 10:10

Written by Gothic Metalhead on 11.05.2021 at 23:02

I will give this album credit for the sole purpose that this album beat DJ Khaled for being the best selling album in America this week. Anything rock or metal that beats processed music like that is something I must respect.


It's actually more like bad sign for metal album if it's going that commercionaly popular. Especially for progressive death metal band.

in the end , more people will get into metal probably , which is always a good thing
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30.05.2021 - 20:30
Rating: 9
metalbrat

Written by RaduP on 27.05.2021 at 11:36

Written by Stormm on 27.05.2021 at 10:10

It's actually more like bad sign for metal album if it's going that commercionaly popular. Especially for progressive death metal band.

It's bland at its worst, but I'd rather listen to this 100 times than anything from DJ Khaled.

And this is coming from someone who listens to pop music on the regular.

Cant beleive you rated this 6..!!!!
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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30.05.2021 - 22:50
Rating: 6
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by metalbrat on 30.05.2021 at 20:30

Cant beleive you rated this 6..!!!!

Well I can't believe you rated this a 9
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31.05.2021 - 14:21
DeliciousDishes
always right
Written by Stormm on 27.05.2021 at 10:10

It's actually more like bad sign for metal album if it's going that commercionaly popular. Especially for progressive death metal band.

Who cares, commercially popular metal is rarely that great. It's not like this is a new development. We've had hair metal, nu metal, etc. I thought everyone by now stopped caring what was popular and cared more about what was good.
Overall it's just bland, at least it's not some bad stuff, just really mediocre.
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You are the hammer, I am the nail
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01.06.2021 - 11:41
Rating: 6
Cake9001

It's alright. I think Fortiude and The Chant do not work at all, even if you take the rest of the record into context, Sphinx and Grind are unreal though and are almost certainly the only songs I'll return to.

Biggest letdown 2021 contender.
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15.07.2021 - 05:28
Rating: 8
winne007

I think the commercial success cames alone, when you create a new sound who is such powerfull and genius like this. Nobody can resist to like it, but thats the way. Gojira go straight to the top of rock 'n' roll... The Time will come, when stop to rise, but this time is not yet. I like it !
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04.08.2021 - 00:26
Rating: 10
Morbid Angel 13

I pride myself for being able to change my mind and I have to say that I now love this album. I stick by my previous comments, I still find it very sad and I have to be in a certain mood to listen to it and enjoy it. It just isn't the emotional rollercoaster that I usually immerse myself in which is the main reason why I love metal. But it is a solid album that I can listen to in its entirety. I can't say that for most albums.
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22.10.2021 - 01:58
Rating: 4
LeagueOfJared

Gojira continues to be incredibly overrated
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22.10.2021 - 22:29
EtherealInfidel

Written by winne007 on 15.07.2021 at 05:28

I think the commercial success cames alone, when you create a new sound who is such powerfull and genius like this. Nobody can resist to like it, but thats the way. Gojira go straight to the top of rock 'n' roll... The Time will come, when stop to rise, but this time is not yet. I like it !


I have to ask and I really wonder, what is new about the sound on Fortitude? I have not gotten a good answer to that question yet and I really want to know, because I can't see(well hear) it. I don't see anything new on this album. And don't get me wrong the performances are really good, but all I see is them putting all the ideas from their older albums together and make something that is anything but new.

But that is just my opinion, what do you think?
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