Gantz
Les jours se suivent et ne se ressemblent plus


4.0
excellent

Review

by XxcheetoxX USER (1 Reviews)
April 6th, 2006 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Gantz is an emo band from France. So I'll lay it down right here, I have no idea what the lyrics mean nor understand them. But what I do know is the music is wonderful. Gantz follows the example from such bands as Envy but write more focused songs but still leave some plenty of room for the listener to feel like he is not constantly being beat to death by sound. Released wayyyy back in 2002, this album still is a good listen after the year I've had it for.

Gantz is very good at what they do. The breakdowns are very atmospheric and know when to stop before it gets boring. The title track is very good example of this. The breakdown lasts for just the right time and the contribution of clean French singing is beautiful. La Complainte De Rutebrouef has a beautiful dreamy keyboard intro that just flutters around your head and Telliah uses the same keyboard for a restful 2:00 minute "filler" track that is astounding but misleads you to the fury of Arkanoidd. Gantz know how to use the loud-quite-loud formula better than most bands I have ever heard.

Gantz also know how to create fast and passionate emo songs. La Prince Du Danemark shows a totally different side of the vocalist. His screams leave you breathless and are very brutal sounding. But to keep things interesting for 3 minutes they use many different riffs and rhythms throughout, and yes, even a small breakdown that is interrupted every few seconds for an emotional solo scream. Arkanoidd also follows the more hardcore sound and uses Telliah as a clever intro to build huge suspense before exploding into Arkanoidd.

While they’re no outstanding solo instruments, they all do what they need to do. In the words of Frank Black "The less chops the better." The feel of the album is very melancholy thanks to the guitars subtle, sad noodlings. Gantz don't need to have any instrument spotlight but the vocalist could deserve one. His screams can harsh and even brutal but his singing voice is incredibly smooth and relaxing. The French vocals are definitely a plus. I can like the music without ever having to think "man those lyrics really ruin the song."

The only thing that really prevents this from being 4.5 or 5 material is that there are only 8 songs, 3 of which are mainly filler tracks. One of which being the wacky and experimental Il N'y a Pas D'Amour D'Amour Heureux which is pretty fun on the first listen. But beside the small amount of tracks, this album is nearly flawless. America watch out, because this French emo is amazing.


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Matt?
April 6th 2006


12 Comments


mispelled gantz

and this album is great

cbmartinez
April 6th 2006


2525 Comments


This band is really good. I have a couple tracks, I need more.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 6th 2006


16089 Comments


I do like Envy, I'll have to check these guys out. Sounds like a pretty good band, and french people are always....interesting....

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 10th 2006


15737 Comments


French Emo, lol. Intriguing. You did a good job on the review.

Digging: Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

santi3hg
April 17th 2006


440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How'd you get a hold on this? Good review, checking em out however I can.

XxcheetoxX
April 17th 2006


78 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How'd you get a hold on this?

I honestly can't remember =/

Anyways, if you want it, hit me up on soulseek or AIM.

santi3hg
April 17th 2006


440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Did they also release an album called 318 366 .2?

santi3hg
April 22nd 2006


440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm amazed by what this band put together. I didn't expect bands out of the U.S. to be so well driven to make such good music. I wish I can be more aware to teh stuff.

XxcheetoxX
April 22nd 2006


78 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yo santi-claus hit me up if you want some more tight stuff.

sera
May 19th 2006


1 Comments


How can i listen to this album?

Persata
May 22nd 2006


74 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Amazing album, slow interludes perfectly balanced with their more hectic and adrenaline filled parts. The singers voice conveys such emotion when he screams, truly brilliant.

The comparison to Envy's A Dead Sinking Story is good, but I feel that some parts of Envy's album can drone on, whereas Gantz are perpetually changing the pace of their songs, it keeps me listening, as opposed to some parts of ADSS where I tend to tune out.

How many guitarists do they have/did they have on this album by the way? There's parts with 3 guitars (around 2:30 on the title track, f.ex.)

sera - the album is listed as sold out on their web page (web page removed because it's now a pr0n site), and I can't find it on eBay, Amazon or any 'net shopping site. Your best bet is to get it from a P2P program such as Soulseek.

Will definately need to try and get hold of more stuff of theirs.

The album name translates (literally) to "Days follow each other, but do not resemble each other", which is funnily the only part of the album I understand. Regardless, breathtaking work!

And damn, I talk too much.This Message Edited On 04.21.09

santi3hg
May 23rd 2006


440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

LOL^^

Atleast you filled information gaps for us. Thanks!

koecim
November 1st 2008


69 Comments


i need this, all i have is their old s/t ep with a few of these songs....

Au Coeur des Tenebres is amazing if you understand french, its hard hitting lyricly but so abstract musicly

SnackaryBinx
November 1st 2008


2309 Comments


just found a link to this, will listen to it.

Heysatan
November 13th 2010


276 Comments


so is this awesome?

Heysatan
November 13th 2010


276 Comments


ok good, just had to make sure.

Heysatan
November 13th 2010


276 Comments


do you now

BallsToTheWall
November 13th 2010


44360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No.

Digging: Pharmakon - Abandon

witchxrapist
April 18th 2011


11034 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Band is so incredible.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 28th 2011


23819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is pretty cool stuff.



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