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Gojira: L’Enfant Sauvage track by track


We couldn’t help but talk yet about L’Enfant Sauvage, Gojira’s new record that will be out the 25th of June. The guys form Bayonne may make a big hit with their first release with Roadrunner Records. Since we can’t wait for it to be out, we will start with a track-by-track description of L’Enfant Sauvage.

It will force you to use your imagination to recreate the record’s music in your head. The track-by-track will be completed by the publication of the review in a couple of weeks. This review will make a good supplement to understand the record as a whole since it’s based on its analysis on a broader scale.

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Evanescence’s new album in depth


We had the opportunity to listen to the new Evanescence album that’ll hit the racks in France mid-October, and we share our impressions just below because we’re always thinking about you! This album won’t disorient the fans of Amy Lee’s band since it was completely made for the radios. “Commercial” metal fans will like it, and haters of this kind of music will probably forget this record as soon as they finish listening to it!

You don’t listen to Evanescence to hear a new sound, you listen and like Evanescence because of their catchy melodies. Melodies that can be easy or even dull, let’s face it, but pleasant nonetheless. This fourth record plainly entitled Evanescence totally confirm this. The chorus gets easily stuck in your mind and that’s what we expect from a band like Evanescence: they do what they do best – melodies – and leave the musical Revolution with a capital R to other artists who’d rather experiment and explore foreign fields.

This Evanescence record is sometimes quite tedious, but that doesn’t make it a bad one, far from that.

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Loudblast : something more


“Honestly, I don’t usually like thrash/death metal, but this is a really good album” ” – this is what our dear corporate manager told us about the Loudblast album this week. Fact: this album has something more than the others.

Loudblast: this French band that is on a roll right now! In fact they are part of the lucky ones following the Big Four, Dream Theater and Slipknot at Sonisphere in Amnéville. Particularly because their leader Stéphane Buriez knows how to be everywhere at once: be it in the studio with Allan Theo (French 90s pop star) or as a guest at the round table representing the metal scene in front of spokesmen of the Catholic Church… To be perfectly honest, we were also pleasantly surprised to see the feedback generated by the imminent release of the band’s latest album. This is their latest album after seven long years.

All of this was worth the wait. Frozen Moments Between Life And Death is an outstanding album. In fact, it’s very hard to give it justice in a Track By Track description because the album is actually not very varied. In terms of setting an atmosphere, it is quite uniform. This makes it difficult to find new adjectives and vocabulary to describe the songs one by one. But we can try anyway because the tracks themselves are incredibly resourceful. The more you hear them, the more a multitude of details emerge making all the difference: arpeggio, contrasts and harmonies on two guitars…

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: GHOST UNVEILED


After the – barely organized – mess Deconstruction, had to offer, it’s time to concentrate on the last chapter of the Devin Townsend Project tetralogy. Aside from a statement according to which the album was a sort of “ambient new wave”, and “not dark at all”, the master gave very few elements on the subjects, as opposed to the various crazy descriptions its twin brother was saddled with. Maybe because there was simply no extra information to give. Contrary to Deconstruction, what was actually unveiled was the cover. In short, these two albums seem to be opposed in every possible way – which will only be confirmed at the end of this report. With its pastel colors, its crepuscular landscape et its waves caressing the rocks like so many music notes in our ears, said cover is on the same wavelength as the content of the album.

So sit back and relax…



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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: DECONSTRUCTION DISSECTED


Deconstruction and Ghost are probably two of the most eagerly awaited records of the year for many metal fans. These albums make up the second half of the tetralogy initiated last year by Devin Townsend with the acoustic Ki and the lively Addicted. The master knows how to titillate our curiosity when it comes to describing his work. He thus affirmed that Deconstruction “just sounds like a journey up my own ass in a lot of ways”. Speaking of which, we asked Devin to explain what he meant by that when we met him at the Hellfest in 2010. To which he concluded: “I have a very interesting ass”. A statement his former buddy Gene Hoglan undermined by saying: “Devin’s ass is like two elbows put together. I have to admit that I found Byron’s (Stroud) ass way more interesting than Devin’s”. Who should we believe here?

To decide between the two men, let’s take a look at this detailed track-by-track of Deconstruction…



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New Amon Amarth Album: Track-by-Track


By the end of March, Amon Amarth will release their eighth album, Surtur Rising. Last Friday, the French press was able to discover this album track by track, and we’ll be sharing our impressions. Johan Hegg (vocals) and guitarist Olavi Mikkonen had just arrived in Paris that morning, coming from Amsterdam where they held an exclusive promotional even in Benelux. In the charming Swedish Institute, we listened to the whole album Surtur Rising before asking a few questions to Johan for an interview that will be online on our site in a few weeks.

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