Gojira's Joe Duplantier: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums

Guitarist-songwriter on classics including Machine Head's 'Burn My Eyes' and Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning'

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Death, 'Symbolic' (1995)

Death, 'Symbolic' (1995)

This is a masterpiece. The first time I heard this album, it was on a tape that a friend of mine re-recorded from a CD. The compression of the tape made it sound so unreal and intriguing. I became addicted very quickly, and started to discover Death's previous releases. These songs totally helped shape my phrasing both lyrically and rhythmically. Chuck Schuldiner is a god that I worship every day.  

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