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Gojira is a [[TechnicalDeathMetal Technical Death Metal]] band from France. Originally called "Godzilla", they changed their name to Gojira for legal reasons.

Gojira plays a technical and rhythmic style of heavy metal with precision drumming, unusual rhythm patterns, and start-and-stop riffs. Gojira has also been known to incorporate textured atmospheric elements and instrumental songs into their music, whilst employing progressive and uncommon song structures rather than standard verse, chorus, verse songwriting. The vocal style is varied, ranging from the screamed style often employed in extreme metal, with the death growl style predominantly used in death metal, in addition to clean vocals and higher screams. At times, death metal growls and clean vocals are mixed to create an aggressive but melodic effect. Lyrically, they have a strong environmental theme, centred on man's reckless disregard for nature and its potentially apocalyptic consequences.

Current lineup:

* Joe Duplantier (vocals, rhythm guitar)
* Mario Duplantier (drums)
* Christian Andreu (lead guitar)
* Jean-Michel Labadie (bass)

Discography:

* ''Terra Incognita'' (2001)
* ''The Link'' (2003)
* ''From Mars To Sirius'' (2005)
* ''The Way of All Flesh'' (2008)
* ''L'Enfant Sauvage'' (2012)

!!Tropes that apply to Gojira:

* AlbumTitleDrop: ''The Way of All Flesh'' has one within the first 40 seconds of "Adoration for None." The line it's heard in is, "Destined to rule my life, and go ''the way of all flesh.''"
* DeathMetal
** [[ProgressiveMetal Progressive]] [[TechnicalDeathMetal death metal]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Mario, back in the band's early days, looked quite feminine.
* GenreBusting: While leaning towards tech death, they have been associated with thrash metal, progressive metal and groove metal. The progressive elements have generally increased on each album they have released, to the point where ''L'Enfant Sauvage'' is probably more prog than tech.
* GreenAesop: Their main lyrical focus.
* LongRunnerLineup: Type I - the band has had the same lineup for more than ten years.
* {{Instrumental}}: "The Wild Healer"from ''L'Enfant Sauvage''.
* LoudnessWar: It's modern death metal. This is pretty much expected. It's far from the worst example of the trope in modern death metal, but ''The Way of All Flesh'' comes in at [=DR6=] and is somewhat clipped, for example. The vinyl edition of at least ''The Way of All Flesh'' is better, apparently being separately mastered and not suffering from very much, if any, clipping.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally a 9, sometimes an 8 or a 10, though some passages of their songs go noticeably lower.
* {{Mondegreen}}: From 'The Axe': "I REACH FOR [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder ANTON MERCER!]]"
** Also, from 'Backbone', you get: "ENDLESS LUNCHABLES!" and "PORN IS ON ITS WAY!"
** Within the first thirty seconds of "Yama's Messengers": "INFECTED ASS RATS STARING AT ME!"
** "Vacuity" also gives you, "THE CELERY TURNS TO DUST!"
* SiblingTeam: Joe and Mario Duplantier are brothers.
* SignatureStyle: Rhythmic TechnicalDeathMetal songs featuring heavy use tremolo picking, NuMetal influences and double-kick triplets that sing about [[GreenAesop ecological themes]].
* SpaceWhale: ''From Mars to Sirius'' is about these, and features one on the cover.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Jean-Michel and Christian.
* XMeetsY: Music/{{Pantera}} meets Music/{{Atheist}}.