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In case you don't know Gojira, here's their latest album.

I think their style is really close (if it's not totally it) to melodic death metal, just like Amon Amarth or Dark Tranquility style's is but, at the same time, I see some similarities with metalcore, like Breakdown of Sanity, for example, and death core(less with this one) like Thy Art Is Murder.

Does anyone know if there's a term to refer to their style or is it just a mix of everything I mencioned?

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    Eventually, these pigeon-holes people are insistent on putting everything into will be so small, there will only be room for one pigeon in each. – Tetsujin Nov 25 '16 at 18:24
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    I'm honestly not trying to. Music styles, in my opinion, are just a way of better finding songs you could enjoy and that's all, every band/musician is different and so is their style. – sysfiend Nov 25 '16 at 18:28
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    Since most of their songs start slow-paced & gradually unfold into an explosive kind of style, I think it's fair to tag them primarily with the genre, 'Progressive metal'. – Bipolar Metalhead Nov 30 '16 at 19:18
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So, after quite some time, yes, Gojira is progressive death metal.

Source: youtube comments on their videos.

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The term you are looking for is 'One of the best bands of 21st century' but i guess it's safe to say they are a progressive metal band since they don't always go full on death metal and rely on lot of stuff such as groove and cannot be categorised into one single genre.

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Just adding my two cents here-- the reference in all matters metal, namely the Metal Archives, describes Gojira as Progressive/Groove/Death Metal, that is, a mix of prog metal, groove metal and death metal.

The nuance is subtle with Progressive Groove/Death Metal, where the music is groove/death metal that is progressive, not exactly the same.

The Metal Archives constitute the most reliable authority for heavy metal, and it has a very active community; it's a good idea to consult it for any related inquiry (I browse it quite often myself, either to discover new bands or contribute).

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  • yeah, I agree that prog groove/death metal fits quite well for gojira – czunino Sep 14 at 23:46

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