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Band: Gojira
Album: From Mars To Sirius
Style: Progressive death metal
Release date: September 2005

01. Ocean Planet
02. Backbone
03. From The Sky
04. Unicorn
05. Where Dragons Dwell
06. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
07. Flying Whales
08. In The Wilderness
09. World To Come
10. From Mars
11. To Sirius
12. Global Warming

Of all the young French bands Gojira is without any doubt the most promising and probably the most talented. Even if their first two albums were already excellent and even if we all know that a third release can be fatidic, it can also be a nice confirmation. It's a confirmation yes, a confirmation of all the potentiality of this amazing combo and it's not really surprising to see that all the media in Europe say that it is one of the best release of the year 2005. "From Mars To Sirius" is a must?

As always with Gojira, you'll find one more time their really typical sound. I could say that it is a mix of Thrash, Death, with some really progressive elements and even some atmospheric touches. Actually it's impossible to do any comparisons. Gojira play Gojira's music but I saw them live several times and they were all super impressive every time, they are great musicians.

This album has twelve songs, and some of them are really impressive. "Ocean Planet" with its excellent melodies or the aggressive "The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe" with it catchy choruses are two good examples of the really high quality of this release. Evidently the other songs are really good too and the general atmosphere of this album is awesome. Like on Terra Incognita, there is something mystic on this album (the lyrics help a lot) and I really hope that you'll be lucky enough to discover them through this album and in that case, don't forget their previous albums.

With a great production, some great artworks and layouts "From Mars To Sirius" is for me the best release of the band. Those guys rock and they prove that they are one of the best bands that come from France. "From Mars To Sirius" is an excellent release and probably the best release of the year 2005 in France. Don't miss it?

Rating breakdown
Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 10
Production: 9

Written by Jeff | 29.11.2005

Guest review by
It's not an easy task to try and approach From Mars To Sirius with fresh ears after a decade and a half of insane acclaim heaped onto it. It's commonly accepted as the peak of Gojira's entire career, as well as the album that caused them to be regarded as one of the ultimate competitors for the modern metal throne. And it's not like it's hard to see why; with two incredibly promising albums under their belts, Gojira were steadily becoming more progressive and ambitious with every outing. More atmosphere, more stylistic diversity, and more sonic density were all creeping into the band's sound, so much so that their old Godzilla days sounded like the recordings of a completely different group. It's not like their core intensity was being muted, but instead that it was being twisted and manipulated into several new and exciting genre-shifting creations; and THAT is exactly why From Mars To Sirius succeeds so wildly.

published 16.05.2020 | Comments (6)


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13.06.2006 - 18:17
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This album is the shit, best album i've heard in a long time, i'll give it a 10.:banger:
13.07.2006 - 19:20
The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe is realy an amazing song! otherwise gojira have never let me down!
gr8 review! gr8 band!
16.08.2006 - 01:13
Rating: 9
Lost To Apathy
This album contributes heavily to the increase of paraplegics in the Metal community, and, consequently, the members of Gojira should be sued for making such an headbangable and mind blowing record.
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12.10.2006 - 00:35
11.11.2006 - 18:39
Darkside Momo
Yes, brilliant !
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03.01.2008 - 23:25
Rating: 8
This guys for sure have listened a lot of SYL / Devin Townsend. Same grooving riffs, same vocals, even if they are very different. Seems promising
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17.02.2008 - 23:30
Never really listened to this cd before, but I was curious, so I listened to it a couple of times, and I must say it is great! It has progressive parts, but also pretty aggressive and fast parts.
17.02.2008 - 23:51
Rating: 9
eh, i liked the first two tracks and another one (forget the name ATM), but otherwise it isn't something i was able to get into. there are a lot of worse french bands out there so i guess it isn't that bad considering?
30.03.2009 - 00:32
I don't suppose any of you guys know who produced this do ya?
I need to find out cuz the guy's a god
05.07.2009 - 18:41
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory
First 5 tracks dont have much for me, but the rest is great(espicialy the songs: "Flying Whales" and "Global Warming").nice combination of music.
The End Is Nigh ...
27.08.2009 - 08:55
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I have this CD and can only say positive things about it. Nice one.
14.09.2009 - 18:21
Heh, whale metal.
U.S.A. for Satan!
28.03.2011 - 02:54
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Shogun on 14.09.2009 at 18:21

Heh, whale metal.

14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum

14.06.2011 - 05:11
One of my all time favorite albums! i really like their new stuff too
22.06.2011 - 19:02
Rating: 10
Just got it in the mail, it´s one of the best albums ive heard in a long time tbh. just simply awesome.
24.03.2012 - 16:42
Haiwaan Das
Its like NASA Scientist trying to play Metal, Not at all recommended for Old School Fans.:mad:
Gr Gr Gr Gr Gr
24.03.2012 - 16:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Haiwaan Das on 24.03.2012 at 16:42

Its like NASA Scientist trying to play Metal, Not at all recommended for Old School Fans.:mad:

I am an old school death metal fan and LOVE this Gojira album
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24.03.2012 - 21:49
Haiwaan Das
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.03.2012 at 16:46

Written by Haiwaan Das on 24.03.2012 at 16:42

Its like NASA Scientist trying to play Metal, Not at all recommended for Old School Fans.:mad:

I am an old school death metal fan and LOVE this Gojira album

You will do good with mathematics.:beer:
Gr Gr Gr Gr Gr
29.01.2015 - 14:30
Goat Pimp
Where Dragons Dwell... oh my, that is glorious. I think this sould be the anthem of humanity.

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