Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier shared an update on the band's progress with the new album, announcing a slight sound change and some Pantera-sounding material.
Chatting with Rock Sverige, Joe pointed out that the group is working "super hard" on the new material.
"We wanna put out our greatest album," he said (via Blabbermouth). "We do things a little differently. We dump songs, we dump riffs, which we never did before. [In the past] we would prepare 12 songs, get in the studio and record them just exactly as they are on the demos. We decided to do it differently this time."
The frontman elaborated further, adding, "So we have at least 20 songs - like, the main ideas, the core of each one. But we still need, now, to work on putting all the stuff together, but we have a lot of material that we really love this time.
"It's kind of challenging for us, also, 'cause the style is changing a little bit," he said. "We have some Pantera-ish kind of riffs, which is kind of new for us. But we wanna ... Because we want to ... We want [the riffs] to be a little punchier sometimes."
During the rest of the chat, Joe stated that the mentioned 20 tunes will be cut down to a significantly smaller number, going below the figure of 12 tracks in order to produce a "short, very dynamic album." The frontman has also confirmed that he will be the one taking charge of the production duties.