Gojira is one of my very few personal favorite metal bands for a long time. They have influenced musical taste and my music with their originality, level of aggression, and musical character. As a big Gojira fan, I got excited about their new release, Another World. Actually, I have a fascinating story about this. Some of you might remember the old video game called, Another World, which was released in 1991. It was a space horror. I remember myself playing that super moody game with my cousin on my super old computer for a long time. About six months ago, while working on a new song on my personal project, I started to think about that game, and I thought it would be super meaningful and a cool idea to have a song with that title. It was just a momentary thing, I haven’t decided anything, but I remember thinking about it. Then, I saw Gojira’s release yesterday, and I was happy to be at the same frequency as them.
Another World is Gojira’s one of the most emotional songs. First of all, the song, with its exceptional music video, is significant and impressive. When I first saw the cartoonish image on the music video thumbnail, I was like, “I hope it’s not what I think it is.” Because most of the time, underground bands submit to us music videos with animations, and for some reason, they are either stock videos just merged randomly or just disappointing. However, Another World’s music video immediately reminded me of one of the most impressive animation music videos of all time, Linkin Park’s “Breaking the Habit.” They have a lot in common with their energy, dynamics, and excitement.
As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, I am a big fan of space horror movies and video games such as; The Thing (1982). When I watched Another World music video, I was speechless at the end. Gojira’s musical character alone is significant enough for me to love whatever they do. But this time, I think they marked the history with the artistic value of their composition. In a period like this, I don’t think anybody will ever forget about this fantastic song and its amazing video.
The song has a very similar flow with Linkin Park’s “Breaking the Habit.” It has a standard tempo with the necessary aggression, starting with a classic Gojira instrumental part. The storyline beautifully guides the listener through every single section. One of Gojira’s unique things is their melodic side, which is one of the essential elements of this song. They are not only adding melodies into their music, but they offer an intense mood. And Another World is a great example, as well as Born in Winter. When a dramatic song is served along with an inspiring music video storyline such as this one, it is simply irresistible.