Sound — 10
When I first picked up this CD, I was skeptical about the whole Whale thing. But once the first track "Ocean Planet" started to play I was blown away by the sound. Not only is this CD's guitar technical, but the drums I found were just as great. The bass was kinda low key in this record as compared to some of their other cd's but the guitar easily made up for the lack of bass.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics on this CD were pretty good, which is hard to find in metal bands from other countries. But I really enjoyed how the songs were all written in first person. The lyrics are solid, but once you actually listen and read them, it seems that these lyrics don't fit with the song. But somehow Gojira makes the songs fit well with the sound of the album.
Overall Impression — 10
In my honest opinion, this is possibly one of the greatest CD's from 2005 and it's a must buy for any metal fan. If your looking for a really good intro song I would recommend "Ocean Planet" or "Backbone" another good but long song is "Flying Whales". The main reason why I love Gojira is their sound, it's honestly like nothing that is out right now. Like I said before I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who likes bands like Lamb Of God, All That Remains, or just music from Europe.