L'Enfant Sauvage (album)

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L'Enfant Sauvage
Studio album by Gojira
Released 26 June 2012
Recorded Spin Studios Long Island City, Queens, New York, U.S.
Genre Technical death metal, progressive metal, groove metal
Length 52:24
Label Roadrunner
Producer Joe Duplantier, Josh Wilbur
Gojira chronology
The Flesh Alive
(2012)
L'Enfant Sauvage
(2012)
Les Enfants Sauvages
(2014)
Singles from L'Enfant Sauvage
  1. "L'Enfant Sauvage"
    Released: 27 April 2012
  2. "Liquid Fire"
    Released: 4 June 2012
  3. "The Axe"
    Released: 18 September 2012
  4. "Explosia"
    Released: 27 September 2012
  5. "Born in Winter"
    Released: 25 March 2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club A−[4]
BBC Music favorable[5]
Blabbermouth.net 9.5/10[6]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[7]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10[9]
Spin 8/10[10]
Under The Gun Review 10/10 [11]

L'Enfant Sauvage (French for "The Wild Child") is the fifth studio album by the French metal band Gojira. It was released 26 June 2012 via Roadrunner Records.[12] The album received critical acclaim from music critics.

Background[edit]

L'Enfant Sauvage is inspired by François Truffaut's film of the same name which tells the true story of Victor of Aveyron, a child who was found alone in the woods with behaviors closer to a wild animal than a civilized human.

Frontman, guitarist and songwriter Joe Duplantier talks about the meaning of the album by saying, “When you become a musician, you don’t have a boss telling you what to do so you have to be very responsible.” He goes on to say “With freedom comes responsibility, so I’m asking myself, ‘What is freedom? What does it mean to me?’ L’Enfant Sauvage reflects on that. There’s no answer though. There’s just life and questions.”[13]

Gojira was going to tour with Lamb of God and Dethklok, but because of Randy Blythe's arrest in the Czech Republic, the tour was cancelled. Gojira subsequently announced a headline tour of their own, which began in January 2013 with support from The Devin Townsend Project and The Atlas Moth.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Mario Duplantier and Joe Duplantier. Lyrics by Joe Duplantier.

No. Title Length
1. "Explosia"   6:39
2. "L'Enfant Sauvage"   4:17
3. "The Axe"   4:34
4. "Liquid Fire"   4:17
5. "The Wild Healer" (instrumental) 1:48
6. "Planned Obsolescence"   4:39
7. "Mouth of Kala"   5:51
8. "The Gift of Guilt"   5:56
9. "Pain Is a Master"   5:07
10. "Born in Winter"   3:51
11. "The Fall"   5:25

Personnel[edit]

Gojira

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[15] 34
France (SNEP)[16] 7
Norway (VG-lista) 12
Swedish Albums Chart 28
U.S (Billboard)[16] 34
UK Albums Chart[17] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "L'Enfant Sauvage reviews at". Metacritic. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage Review". heavymetal.about.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "L' Enfant Sauvage review". AllMusic. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ Bergman, Keith. "Gojira: L'Enfant Sauvage". avclub.com. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ Rauf, Raziq. "L'Enfant Sauvage". BBC Online. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  6. ^ Ogle, Ryan. "L'Enfant Sauvage". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  7. ^ Lawson, Dom. "Gojira: L'Enfant Sauvage – review". Theguardian.com. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  8. ^ Currin, Grayson. "L'Enfant Sauvage". Pitchfork Media. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  9. ^ Brown, Dean. "Gojira: L'Enfant Sauvant". PopMatters. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  10. ^ Fury, Jeanne. "Gojira, ‘L'Enfant Sauvage’". Spin. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  11. ^ "REVIEW: Gojira: 'L'enfant Sauvage'". Under the Gun Review. June 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Gojira: "L'Enfant Sauvage"". Pitchfork Media. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "L'enfant Sauvage". Gojira-music.com. 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  14. ^ "Pré-Order the new album "L'Enfant Sauvage" Now!!". gojira-music.com. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  15. ^ http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Charts/ALBUMS.html[dead link]
  16. ^ a b Gojira's L'Enfant Sauvage Hits Charts In US, France bravewords.com. 4 July 2012. Retrieved on 8 July 2012.
  17. ^ "Gojira UK chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2013.