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  • Summary: The fifth album for the French metal band was co-produced with Josh Wilbur.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    100
    This is metal taken to a higher plane of brilliance.
  2. Jun 27, 2012
    91
    Gojira suffuses L'Enfant Sauvage with a refined, at times contemplative take on its signature catharsis and assault.
  3. Jun 27, 2012
    90
    Gojira is one of the finest bands of our generation, and with L'Enfant Sauvage they've created another album to suit such a reputation.
  4. Jun 27, 2012
    80
    Like all the most memorable famous monsters, this beast has a soul. [Jul 2012, p.94]
  5. Jul 24, 2012
    80
    L'Enfant Sauvage is staggering. [30 Jun 2012, p.52]
  6. Jul 20, 2012
    80
    A commanding collection of songs which solidify everything Gojira achieved on The Way of All Flesh; resulting in another thunderstorm of oppressive technicality from one of progressive metal's leading lights. C'est encroyable!
  7. Aug 21, 2012
    70
    An utterly exhausting but consistently thrilling listen, L'Enfant Sauvage is arguably a career best which suggests Gojira have found their spiritual home.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 31, 2012
    10
    Gojira, with its unique style of pounding metal coated with a layer of melancholic melody, has produced another incredible album. It's beyondGojira, with its unique style of pounding metal coated with a layer of melancholic melody, has produced another incredible album. It's beyond doubt their most varied album. In addition, it is definitely the best live band I've seen this year, absolutely massive sound ! Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2012
    9
    The future of Metal is French?!? Astonishing but true! Raw, unpretentious, technically brilliant and just damn good. Buy the specialThe future of Metal is French?!? Astonishing but true! Raw, unpretentious, technically brilliant and just damn good. Buy the special edition - the DVD is worth the money on its own. Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2012
    9
    If you like raw, emotional and technical metal, it does not come close to as good as this. I can't stop listening to it. I can imagine itIf you like raw, emotional and technical metal, it does not come close to as good as this. I can't stop listening to it. I can imagine it would be even more impressive live... Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2012
    9
    Really heavy and melodic, with lyrics that really mean something and are expressed in a right way, it's a record that everyone can understandReally heavy and melodic, with lyrics that really mean something and are expressed in a right way, it's a record that everyone can understand in one or another way. Expand