Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has recently announced his favorite band. Speaking to The Malay Mail Online, the guitarist pointed to French metal band Gojira.

He said:

They’re the best thing I’ve heard in a long time.  I love their new album [‘Magma‘], I think it’s an incredible piece of art. It’s heavy, it’s vibey, it’s moody. It has all the things you want to hear – great complex rhythms, great drumming, great riffs, great songs.”


Kirk Hammett has a keen ear for younger generations of heavy metal artists. He is fond of Lamb of God, saying he has “high hopes” for the group every time it releases an album.

You can listen to Gojira’s latest album Magma from below.