Heavy metal band Gojira have come under assault from the radical hackers, death metal fanatics and nihilist trolls at A.N.U.S. (that's the "American Nihilist Underground Society" to the rest of us).
According to a statement on the group's web site:
We encourage our users to vandalize, degrade, sabotage, guillotine, desecrate, corrupt, hack, immolate and sodomize any Crowdist information, which we can define as:
- A partial truth. It takes some aspects of a situation and makes them "represent" the same situation, like symbols or social gestures, and so obscures the breadth of the situation.
- It is populist in the oldest sense of meaning pandering, demagoguery, and "little white lies" that we tell in social circumstances when we're not outright bribing people by saying nice things to them. It's like talking a girl into bed.
- It passively assumes a superior position. These thoughts need some reason why you would adopt them instead of common sense, so they pretend to be intellectually, morally, socially or empathically superior.
Gojira exemplifies Crowdist behavior. Your songs are written like indie-rock converted to powerchords and played with periodic violence, but you do not understand the metal spirit, its way of writing riffs, its song structure or imagery. Although you may be nice guys, you are (sadly) imitators and corruptors of the metal tradition. - Dark Legions Archive News
This was in response to a message from the poor Gojira webmaster requesting simply:
please i kindly ask of you to stop vandalizing our Gojira guestbook, you are welcome to our site for information but please refrain from more hate comments that are signed as members from this website.
the Gojira staff
I went to YouTube to hear some Gojira, but quite honestly, it bored me to death. Like most bands now they like to repeat a few riffs over and over while adding "atmosphere" by doing random things with vocals, wheedly guitars, and drums.