Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier gave an interview to Revolver Magazine in which he revealed his thoughts on Greta Van Fleet‘s latest album. According to Duplantier, the album blew his mind.
Joseph Duplantier is a musician who is mainly known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter of the heavy metal band Gojira. Although he played with metal bands throughout his career and was influenced by other metal acts, he also mentioned rock musicians like Led Zeppelin as his inspirations.
It looks like Duplantier is also a fan of Greta Van Fleet. It is not that much of a surprise since the band is often compared to Led Zeppelin. Moreover, Greta Van Fleet’s members have also cited Led Zeppelin as a source of inspiration, and Zeppelin likes the band as well.
Since their formation in 2012, Greta Van Fleet has released two studio albums. The band released their debut full-length studio album ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ on October 19, 2018. Following this successful release, they released a second studio album titled ‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate’ on April 16, 2021.
In the interview with Revolver Magazine, Joe Duplantier talked about Gojira’s latest release ‘Fortitude’ and his favorite albums of the year. As it seems, the musician has really liked ‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate.’ He stated during the conversation that the album blew his mind and described Greta Van Fleet’s members as very talented.
While talking about his favorite albums of 2021 with Revolver Magazine, Joe Duplantier revealed his thoughts on Greta Van Fleet’s latest album:
“And there’s another album that blew my mind. I heard about them as being a rip-off of Led Zeppelin; it’s Greta Van Fleet’s ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate.’ I think these kids are very talented. I hate calling them kids, by the way, because it shows how old I am.
Seeing a bunch of 20-year-old’s grabbing vintage instruments and fucking laying it down like they do, like in the good ol’ days. You can say they sound like Led Zep or this or that. It doesn’t matter to me. I have more faith in humanity when I hear that. I’m like, ‘Yes, some things are not lost.’ That album is absolutely amazing.“
While talking about Greta Van Fleet, Duplantier also mentioned the Led Zeppelin comparison and implied they sound like Zeppelin. Besides, he revealed that he heard about the band as a Led Zeppelin rip-off.