Gojira - Fortitude
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #104 / 235
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Based on 219 ratings
2021 Ratings: #40
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Consequence of Sound
Gojira have delivered a brisk, eminently listenable record that expands on their melodic sensibilities without abandoning their experimental tendencies, environmentalist policies, and emotional potency.
Metal Hammer

Fortitude is everything you wanted from Gojira and more: a breathtaking showcase of heaviness and dedication to the craft, teasing out tones, passages and emotional resonance other bands just can’t access.

Metal Injection

With Fortitude, Gojira has transcended the hype, satisfied expectations, and created an album that will certainly appear on many best of 2021 lists.


If there was any doubt still about Gojira's potential, Fortitude proves unequivocally that the band are MVPs of modern metal.

This is an important album, not only because it extends Gojira’s palette and cements their place as one of metal’s most skilled and uncompromising bands. They’re also one of the most inspiring as they call for strength, for action and above all for fortitude.
Only Gojira could make an album so suffused with positivity and faith in the human spirit, and then wrap it all up in the most earth-shattering package of heavy metal you’ll receive this year.
Northern Transmissions
Make no mistake, this is a good record, the passion and fire are still there, and I think all the band’s hard work will continue to pay off for them, but as far as putting an album on I just can’t see myself reaching for this one ahead of some of their older work.

Fortitude may not have the charisma and power of previous releases, nor does it have the ability to take us to Sirius, yet its joyful, all-encompassing spirit unveils a new creative cycle that deserves our full attention.

The Arts Desk

French metallers deliver a sonically crafted pummelling their fans should enjoy.

Positioning themselves somewhere between Bring Me The Horizon’s future-metal and the brute force of the genre’s legends, Gojira might be the perfect metal band for right now.
Gojira never miss!

Their new album “Fortitude” does not reach the heights of “From Mars to Sirius” or “The Way of All Flesh,” but it’s still a nice addition to their discography, and I wasn’t disappointed. The album continues to explore a more progressive and groove metal sound that was established on the band’s previous two albums. However, I wish the album was slightly heavier.

The opener “Born For One Thing” instantly ... read more
idk what to say about this besides it’s awesome

this is a very good metal album. i like how the vocals are heavy but it’s never like screeching levels. the instrumentals are captivating and the lyrics are surprisingly good. it does definitely get a little bit repetitive, but hey that doesn’t change the fact that is a fun album. good shit

faves: born for one thing, hold on, new found, another world into the storm
least faves: amazonia, title track, the tails, the chant
The monster returns

Gojira are a very important band to me, as their 2016 album Magma became pivotal in my decision to actively try and enjoy Metal, rather than just letting it pass me by for being "too aggressive". I must have watched the video for Silvera a couple of dozen times before listening to the record and, along with Mastodon, worked my way backwards through their discography, slowly acclimatizing to, then appreciating and finally loving the heavier stuff.

It's been ... read more
I first discovered Gojira back in 2016 with the release of their well-praised progressive opus Magma, then had the pleasure of seeing them perform the stadium-ready album at a festival a year later. The French act have, in their more than twenty year crusade, have amounted a hefty collection of albums that speak to their seismic sound, and their most recent album Fortitude is no less gargantuan in scope. Although less memorable than their 2016 effort and perhaps not up to snuff compared to ... read more
Another great work from the musketeers of metal.

The latest LP from the french death metal band gojira was an attempt on exploring new sounds that was mostly successful until it got to exploring softer sounds (the chant). I suggest them not to do something like that one again. But other than that, it's definitely one of the greatest metal albums of the 21st century and made me sure that gojira never disappoints
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Track List

  1. Born for One Thing
  2. Amazonia
  3. Another World
  4. Hold On
  5. New Found
  6. Fortitude
  7. The Chant
  8. Sphinx
  9. Into the Storm
  10. The Trails
  11. Grind
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Added on: February 17, 2021