Album of the Day
Live at Brixton Academy
Bearing the Japanese name for Godzilla, French group Gojira have become a force to reckon with in the hard rock world. Also issued as LES ENFANTS SAUVAGES, LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY was recorded at the prestigious London venue as the quartet was beginning to attract international acclaim. With technical skills honed through hundreds of gigs, Gojira's sound had evolved beyond their death metal roots by the time of this March 2013 concert, and their environmentally conscious lyrics (“Toxic Garbage Island,” “Flying Whales”) were just as sophisticated. Another song played during the show - “The Heaviest Matter of the Universe” - offers an apt description of LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY, which will be released on vinyl this month as a 2-LP set for Record Store Day.