Gojira vs. Dir En Grey – Extreme Metal Olympics 2016, Semifinals
Only two acts remain in the Devil Horn Region of the 2016 Extreme Metal Olympics! Gojira's From Mars to Sirius (France) faces off against against Dir En Grey Dum Spiro Spero album (Japan). Who will move on to the Championship round?
Gojira are one of extreme metal's modern heavyweights and they've been handling business quite swiftly in this tournament. Having just taken down the mighty Behemoth and their album The Satanist, Gojira are proving to be the monster they were named after, capturing 53 percent of the votes against the Polish titans.
Dir En Grey managed to dodge being frozen by the icewinds of Norway's Immortal and the Sons of Northern Darkness record. Dum Spiro Spero racked up just over 60 percent of the votes, sending it into the Semifinals with one more opponent before advancing to the Championships in hopes of wearing the gold medal.
Which album will move on to the Championship Round of the 2016 Extreme Metal Olympics? Vote for either Gojira's From Mars to Sirius or Dir En Grey's Dum Spiro Spero in the poll below and check out a song from each album beneath the poll if you're unfamiliar.
(This poll will end on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 9AM ET. Fans are able to vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite song wins!)
Gojira, "Flying Whales"
Dir En Grey, "Different Sense"