Top 10 Best Gojira Songs

Gojira is an french metal band, best described as progressive death metal. They have released four albums through 2001-2008.
The Top Ten
1 Flying Whales

This song is the definition of a pure masterpiece. The riffs just hit you like bricks. The intro sets the right vibe. My first time listening to it, I didn't expect it to be good, but I was wrong. Especially that breakdown - it makes me want to mosh like a crazy man. This song is just gold, in my opinion.

A song built up of brutal, hard-hitting riffs, chugging guitars, flawless transitions, and impressive vocal work. The transition towards the climactic phase was intense. It encompasses every single quality a metal song should possess. Speaking about the subject matter, it's quite expected from the band as they're heavily into environmentalism.

2 The Art of Dying

Just SICK. The mood is set by the metronome in the beginning. Listen loud to hear the layered sounds and screams. Then it hits HARD. The climax in the center has a really thick chorus. The part 2, or outro, allows you to come down after the beating you just took. Could easily be in the top 3 Gojira songs ever.

The scene this song sets is amazing. Its intensity and brutality are perfectly coordinated with the imagery it conjures up of the instant of death - the panic in the beginning to the instant it happens and then the gradual fading away. It's a work of art.

3 The Gift of Guilt

My favorite from Gojira. The melody is pure beauty, and the opening riff is hypnotic. This song is like a tornado of beauty and sadness mixed together. It really is the perfect song. It has some similarities to Iron Maiden's Flash of the Blade, but I think this has more emotion and feeling.

I'm not a Gojira fan, but still, I love this song and find it to be their best for sure! The main guitar riff heard right from the start really gets me hooked. I really enjoy the balance between the lighter, ambient parts led by this great riff and the heavier ones.

4 The Heaviest Matter of the Universe

Very heavy song. Very technical and brutal. This song will keep you headbanging the whole time. This song is in my top 5 Gojira songs, along with Toxic Garbage Island, Embrace the World, Remembrance, The Way of All Flesh, and In the Wilderness.

If I went to a Gojira concert and they didn't play this one, I'd feel like I missed out. Where have these guys been all my life? I catch myself thinking about this tune all the time, and I still only know half the lyrics!

There are few riffs that compare. This song is crushingly heavy. The scientists who argue that black holes are the heaviest "matter" in the universe haven't heard this song.

5 L'enfant Sauvage

If Killswitch Engage's "The End of Heartache" had a more progressive beat, was a little more over the top in guitars and vocals, and focused a little more on the horror of Resident Evil, it'd have to be this song.

You just need to listen to it once, or maybe even half of it, to vote it as the best of Gojira and one of the best extreme metal songs!

I put this album on when running to hear it for the first time. My run was 40 minutes. I listened to Explosia and this song on repeat for the rest of the run.

6 Silvera

My personal favorite off of their new album, so far. Gojira really gave it all they had with this track. Bone-crushing double guitar riffs, a melodic little solo, and atmospheric guitar tapping because why not?

This song deserves to be in the top 5 at least, but since it's relatively new, it hasn't garnered enough votes yet. The riff, though!

Love this song! I actually like Vacuity and Toxic Garbage Island a little bit better, but this is the best from the new album.

7 Stranded

Not their best, but I think it's within the top 5. Not many bands can keep releasing music with such intensity for 15 years, and this song proves that they can. Even if they may be focusing on more melodic vocals with L'Enfant Sauvage and this song, I'm highly anticipating Magma's release, and a big part of that reason is this song.

Dude! I don't know about others, but I am blown away by this song! That riff and his vocals with that main part! I am crying, dude, literally, I am crying. Yesterday, I discovered Gojira, and today I love them like anything.

8 Backbone

You sit there in disbelief about what you just heard. That last riff, starting at the 3:25 mark, could go on forever. It's like I just shot ten liters of adrenaline into my skull.

One of my hardest decisions. This one comes out on top, though, over the rest. Slightly better than Flying Whales, The Art of Dying, Lizard Skin, The Heaviest Matter of the Universe, and Blow Me Away You(niverse).

This utter beast of a song hits you like a truck in the face and takes you on a ride while gradually building up one of the best breakdowns I have ever heard.

9 Vacuity

This song made me realize why I love Gojira so much. It's a song I could listen to all day, every day.

Dark, hard, and booming. This song captures the essence of Gojira.

Slow and heavy - a real metal monster, very brutal.

10 Oroborus

This is Gojira's masterpiece. This is what they really are and can play. This song is the very reason I started to listen to Gojira. Truly an awesome song.

The intro is beast! Great guitar and vocals, the best off The Way Of All Flesh in my opinion.

The tapping in the intro is amazing, as well as the tremolo and slides.

The Contenders
11 Toxic Garbage Island

Man, some of the riffs on this track are absolutely disgusting. Filthy fantastic work by these modern metal heroes.

I thought this could be their best song, but damn, it's not even in the top 10. More songs to listen to for me!

12 Explosia

There are better songs, but this is too far down the list. It has an incredible groove and seamless transitions through the various sections.

Such an insanely badass song. Not to mention, the outro riff/breakdown is one of the heaviest things I've ever heard.

That western feeling at the end is incredible!

13 Born In Winter

Love this song! It's my second favorite Gojira song, so I'm voting for it since it's at 12, and my favorite Gojira song is at number 2. I decided I'd vote for this song.

Maybe my favorite Gojira song. Definitely my favorite from the new album.

The guitar work is just so amazing, and when the song builds up, it's brilliant stuff.

Fantastic progression of sound. Gets you pumped up and does not disappoint when the power pushes through to the front of the mix.

14 Global Warming

Every now and then, I think Vacuity or L'Enfant Sauvage is the best Gojira song. Then I hear Global Warming again, and it just hits me with this realization of how the world is. I have the same feeling every time I listen to it, even from the first time I did. Best Gojira song, and there should be no questioning.

This song is absolutely amazing. How Backbone is rated higher is absolutely beyond me. Fantastic guitar lines, incredible percussion. Gotta love the Duplantiers and company.

How many times have I listened to this already... It is really hard to pick the best one, but I'd pick this one!

15 Ocean Planet

How is this song not in the Top 10?! The drumming, the guitar work, the riff, and the vocal performance are all amazing. It was the song that made me love this band!

As an album opener, this is amazing!

The end of this song gives me chills every time. So passionate and so epic!

Wow, I sort of expected this song to be in the top 10 as it's melodic and catchy. Weird...

16 Embrace the World
17 Clone

This is the best song I've ever had the pleasure of listening to!

It's so raw and fresh. This is really one of Gojira's best songs because even back then, they kicked massive ass.

18 Liquid Fire

This was my introduction to Gojira. Everything from the heavy intro, the lyrics, and the great riff in the mid-section... perfection!

This should be in the top ten. Honestly, how is it not? The lead singer's voice goes perfectly with the chorus. Has anyone else heard this song? It should be number 6 or higher!

It has such an epic, groovy main riff.

19 The Shooting Star

The kind of song that makes you feel small, makes you think, and makes you want to groove. A personal favorite from Gojira. Those vocals and that atmosphere just enthrall you.

This song shows what Gojira is capable of! It's an underrated song, in my opinion. One of my favorite tracks! The lyrics are so deep, and everything sounds simply amazing in this one.

For me, this is quite an epic-sounding song.

20 Deliverance

This song is just straight-up great technical death. I don't know why this one isn't higher up, great stuff from these guys.

21 From the Sky

My personal favorite. While not as epic as Flying Whales or The Art of Dying, this song is a metal masterpiece. Every time I hear the second guitar play that minor harmony over the opening riff, I get chills down my arms and legs.

The first song of theirs I heard, a brutal and catchy song with the heaviest outro you'll ever hear.

I can never get over how good that intro riff is, and the outro is to die for.

22 Where Dragons Dwell

The best song they've ever written, and they've written plenty.

I was impressed the very first time I heard it. The final part after the pause is just unbelievable.

This should be on top. The riffs from the very beginning and the breakdowns until the end are so damn heavy that your neck would rip apart.

The most epic song from From Mars to Sirius. Love those drums. Easily the best song from the album.

23 Esoteric Surgery

Fantastic song, from start to finish. The chugging riffs in the first half of the song and the epic beauty of the latter half. A metal masterpiece.

Seriously one of the best, the bridge is just stunning, and the lyrics are so deep! Outstanding band.

This song got stuck in my head for days. The melody is unforgettable!

24 Mouth of Kala

There is just something about this song that gives me the chills every time I hear it, especially the intro. It might not be their most technical song, but damn, is it groovy!

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