The Way of All Flesh is the fourth studio album by French progressive death metal band Gojira. The album was released on October 13, 2008 in Europe via Listenable Records and on October 14 in the US through Prosthetic Records. It sold around 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at number 138 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also reached no. 1 on the Top Heatseekers chart and no. 21 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
The flesh in the album title is basically representing all living things, and their way is life followed inevitably by death. The album therefore discusses the importance of our short passage on planet Earth and the responsibilities that goes with that passage. That is, to be aware of and to live respectfully towards our environment. Gojira is a firm supporter of Sea Shepherd, a marine wildlife conservation organization that campaigns for the preservation of wildlife in the world’s oceans. Gojira often denounces the destruction of the planet and especially the oceans in their many songs
My first Gojira album was From Mars to Sirius; not an album that impressed me very much until several years later when I was more familiar with that kind of music. It was The Way of All Flesh that really got me hooked on these guys. Proving to be one of the BEST thrash death album I’ve ever heard next to DevilDriver’s Beast (which doesn’t even compare), The Way of All Flesh should be an essential for all metalheads (old and new) worldwide. Being one of the most unique albums in metal history, The Way of All Flesh gets my score of 19/20. This album is ESSENTIAL for EVERYONE to have into their collection; I actually think that this record isn’t any more essential than Reign in Blood and Ride the Lightning. So listen to this and get it if you haven’t already.
Gojira - A sight to behold (lyric) 5:11. Gojira Yama's Messengers 4:05. Gojira - The silver cord 2:34. Constructing SILVER CORD STUDIO 2:08. GOJIRA All the tears video clip 4:00. Gojira-Adoration for None 6:20. Gojira-The Art Of Dying 9:55. Gojira - Esoteric Surgery (Lyrics & Subtitulado al Español) 5:49. deathtruction, autumnyears, pyromat, recordmule.
StargazerIV Absolutely insane crushing and swerving grooves.
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Gojira are like Democratic Presidential candidates- policy wonks who are smart but stiff. They combine the tunneling riffs of Morbid Angel with the steely precision of Strapping Young Lad and Meshuggah. But the resemblance ends there. Unlike Morbid Angel, Gojira have no occult concerns; unlike Strapping Young Lad, Gojira have no sense of humor; unlike Meshuggah, Gojira's lyrics are actually about something- namely, the environment. The band's ecological fetish somehow seems appropriate for its French origins. Production is as important to Gojira's attack as note choice, and The Way of All Flesh is an audiophile's wet dream. Instruments are defined with pristine clarity; drums are crisp yet heavy; guitars and bass form a crystalline audio monolith. Gojira sing about the evils of modernity, yet they're the sonic embodiment of it. Such contradiction characterizes The Way of All Flesh.