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Title: The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor of Sand!
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 23, 2011, 08:15:42 PM
Just wanted to make a Mastodon appreciation thread. I'm sure there must fans of the 'Don here on DTF!  :tup


Also, As of April 26, 2011, The boys have been in the studio recording the follow up to Crack The Skye.

Here's the links to some interviews regarding the new material

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=157248

http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/04/11/mastodon-brann-dailor-interview-new-album/

Also, two song titles have been released, Blasteroids & All The Heavy Lifting.

http://www.mastodonrocks.com/

So, Mastodon. Discuss  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Quadrochosis on May 23, 2011, 08:46:06 PM
CTS is fucking awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on May 23, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
Oh man...unlikely they'll get it out in time for 2011, but if they do it'll be another addition to all the great music coming out.  Definitely one of modern metal's greatest bands.  Leviathan, Blood Mountain, and CTS are all amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: zxlkho on May 23, 2011, 09:01:46 PM
:caffeine:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 23, 2011, 09:03:08 PM
Oh man...unlikely they'll get it out in time for 2011, but if they do it'll be another addition to all the great music coming out.  Definitely one of modern metal's greatest bands.  Leviathan, Blood Mountain, and CTS are all amazing.

The band is pretty adamant on getting the record out this year so If they can get the recording done before their summer tours start, I don't see why they can't make it.

Let's see what happens!  :corn

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Mr. Beale on May 23, 2011, 09:20:54 PM
Awesome, I figured another album was due soon. :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 24, 2011, 10:11:21 AM
Awesome, I figured another album was due soon. :metal :metal :metal

 :biggrin: This time around, the music is being written as more of a collaboratrive effort amongst the band, Unlike Crack The Skye which was predominantly written by Brent Hinds.

It's gonna be killer!  :metal

Also a question to all posters, How would you rank their albums in order of preference?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Quadrochosis on May 24, 2011, 10:17:37 AM
CTS
































others
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on May 24, 2011, 10:20:05 AM
CTS
Leviathan
BM
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ZBomber on May 24, 2011, 10:27:50 AM
CTS
Leviathan
BM
Remission

This.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ACID_FOX on May 24, 2011, 11:13:44 AM
Blasteroids? ugh...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ariich on May 24, 2011, 11:19:40 AM
CTS
































others
Completely this.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: orcus116 on May 24, 2011, 11:19:55 AM
Blasteroids? ugh...

Sure is no Mother Puncher
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 24, 2011, 12:14:25 PM
Blasteroids? ugh...

Sounds a bit like something out of Dethklok  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: krands85 on May 24, 2011, 01:57:55 PM
So many great bands bringing out new albums this year, hopefully Mastodon get their's out too  :metal Although that might mean theres a dearth of good stuff coming out next year  ;D

I didn't really get in to them until Crack the Skye came out, it's much more my type of album than their other work - though some of the old songs are cool too.

Saw them in Glasgow last year when they played CTS in full  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: aurorablind on May 24, 2011, 02:52:13 PM
Blasteroids? ugh...

The first thought that struck me after seeing that title was:

(http://home.online.no/~li-ree/andr_dan_hjsider/blastoise.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on May 24, 2011, 02:54:38 PM
Saw them in Chicago and they played CtS in its entirety and then worked backwards through all of their albums.  :metal Then I met Bill and Brent after the show and they signed my CtS copy (Bill wrote "To Steve - You're gay!!") lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Heretic on May 24, 2011, 03:00:58 PM
It was stated that the new album would be "less proggy with more straightforward riffs" by one of the band members. Not so sure about that one.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 24, 2011, 03:10:12 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z404/Nighthawkwill7/roflbot1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ACID_FOX on May 24, 2011, 03:26:05 PM
As long as the production isn't shot to shit like the other albums, I'll probably pick it up.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 24, 2011, 03:43:42 PM
As long as the production isn't shot to shit like the other albums, I'll probably pick it up.

You mean Remission and Leviathan?

I think Blood Mountain has their best production with Crack The Skye being a bit compressed in comparison.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ACID_FOX on May 24, 2011, 03:47:26 PM
As long as the production isn't shot to shit like the other albums, I'll probably pick it up.

You mean Remission and Leviathan?

I think Blood Mountain has their best production with Crack The Skye being a bit compressed in comparison.

Really? I must have a bad version of Blood Mountain, because mine sounds awful, and I mean really awful, not just "DM" bad.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 24, 2011, 03:54:37 PM
As long as the production isn't shot to shit like the other albums, I'll probably pick it up.

You mean Remission and Leviathan?

I think Blood Mountain has their best production with Crack The Skye being a bit compressed in comparison.

Really? I must have a bad version of Blood Mountain, because mine sounds awful, and I mean really awful, not just "DM" bad.


As bad as DM?

Here's the studio recording of Crystal Skull. Does this sound the same?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11eis4XVfVE&feature=related
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: lateralus88 on May 24, 2011, 03:59:26 PM
After getting extremely acquainted with Blood Mountain and Leviathan, I don't see what the issue is with the production. It sounds fine to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 24, 2011, 04:12:17 PM
After getting extremely acquainted with Blood Mountain and Leviathan, I don't see what the issue is with the production. It sounds fine to me.

Some people may take issue with the crunchy sound of Leviathan relative to their newer work but I think it's still top notch.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Arch Benemy on May 24, 2011, 06:10:58 PM
I always get shot down for the way I rank Mastodon albums but bleh, here goes anyway

Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

Looking forward to see whether they continue mellowing out on the new album or whether they embrace their heavy roots. I know at least some of the reason for the more restrained style on CTS was the injury to Brent, but he seems to be better now so the decision is in their own hands.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ZKX-2099 on May 24, 2011, 07:05:05 PM
Mike Elizondo is producing... he did good with Nightmare... Will be checking this one out.

CTS>the rest.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: zxlkho on May 24, 2011, 07:06:57 PM
Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

....what the fuck?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: MetalManiac666 on May 24, 2011, 07:13:37 PM
The three I have:
Leviathan
Blood Mountain
CTS
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: wolfking on May 25, 2011, 12:14:30 AM
1. Leviathan
2. Blood Mountain
3. Remission
4. Call of the Mastodon/Lifesblood





5. Crack the Skye
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: wolfking on May 25, 2011, 12:15:11 AM
Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

....what the fuck?

There is certainly nothing wrong with that ranking.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Arch Benemy on May 25, 2011, 01:54:47 AM
Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

....what the fuck?

There is certainly nothing wrong with that ranking.
You.

You get it.

o/
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Scard on May 25, 2011, 02:36:35 AM
Leviathan
Crack the Skye
Blood Mountain
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: wolfking on May 25, 2011, 06:08:18 AM
Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

....what the fuck?

There is certainly nothing wrong with that ranking.
You.

You get it.

o/

Certainly do pal.  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on May 25, 2011, 06:51:00 AM
Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

....what the fuck?

There is certainly nothing wrong with that ranking.

Besides one of the greatest metal albums ever (behind Addicted and I&W for me) being ranked last and putting Blood Mountain below Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: zxlkho on May 25, 2011, 09:13:55 AM
I just don't understand how anyone can think Crack the Skye is their worst album... just... no.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 25, 2011, 11:57:42 AM
I just don't understand how anyone can think Crack the Skye is their worst album... just... no.

I would consider Remission to be their weakest album. Plenty of good songs but some of the riffs just seem a bit disjointed.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Arch Benemy on May 25, 2011, 02:19:30 PM
Look I love progressive music and I love heavy music, and I'm all for bands exploring new sounds and evolving, but it really is as simple as this: I prefer Mastodon's heavy music to their progressive music. Therefore I prefer their heavier albums to the progressive albums. Yes Crack The Skye is more diverse and more listenable, but I simply would rather listen to them being loud and aggressive and intense. *shrug*
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 25, 2011, 02:35:40 PM
Look I love progressive music and I love heavy music, and I'm all for bands exploring new sounds and evolving, but it really is as simple as this: I prefer Mastodon's heavy music to their progressive music. Therefore I prefer their heavier albums to the progressive albums. Yes Crack The Skye is more diverse and more listenable, but I simply would rather listen to them being loud and aggressive and intense. *shrug*

I know what you mean. For me CTS is my 2nd favorite with Leviathan & Blood Mountain tied for first.
I love Remission but it seems a bit sloppy compared to the tightness of following albums.

That being said, This new album seems to be coming along in the loud, aggressive & intense vein based on what the band has said in the interviews.
I say bring it!
 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Arch Benemy on May 25, 2011, 03:37:54 PM
Look I love progressive music and I love heavy music, and I'm all for bands exploring new sounds and evolving, but it really is as simple as this: I prefer Mastodon's heavy music to their progressive music. Therefore I prefer their heavier albums to the progressive albums. Yes Crack The Skye is more diverse and more listenable, but I simply would rather listen to them being loud and aggressive and intense. *shrug*

I know what you mean. For me CTS is my 2nd favorite with Leviathan & Blood Mountain tied for first.
I love Remission but it seems a bit sloppy compared to the tightness of following albums.

That being said, This new album seems to be coming along in the loud, aggressive & intense vein based on what the band has said in the interviews.
I say bring it!
 :metal
I agree about the sloppiness, but for me that is part of the charm of Remission, and also their b-sides and EPs. Obviously there are some bands to whom precision and tightness are paramount, DT being the obvious but also most of the new wave of Djent and Metalcore bands, but there are also bands who don't worry about that and care only about the intensity of the delivery, bands like Converge and Car Bomb and indeed early Mastodon. Yes the record may not be completely tight and flawless, but the energy behind the music might be dampened by over-producing it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 25, 2011, 03:52:40 PM
Look I love progressive music and I love heavy music, and I'm all for bands exploring new sounds and evolving, but it really is as simple as this: I prefer Mastodon's heavy music to their progressive music. Therefore I prefer their heavier albums to the progressive albums. Yes Crack The Skye is more diverse and more listenable, but I simply would rather listen to them being loud and aggressive and intense. *shrug*

I know what you mean. For me CTS is my 2nd favorite with Leviathan & Blood Mountain tied for first.
I love Remission but it seems a bit sloppy compared to the tightness of following albums.

That being said, This new album seems to be coming along in the loud, aggressive & intense vein based on what the band has said in the interviews.
I say bring it!
 :metal
I agree about the sloppiness, but for me that is part of the charm of Remission, and also their b-sides and EPs. Obviously there are some bands to whom precision and tightness are paramount, DT being the obvious but also most of the new wave of Djent and Metalcore bands, but there are also bands who don't worry about that and care only about the intensity of the delivery, bands like Converge and Car Bomb and indeed early Mastodon. Yes the record may not be completely tight and flawless, but the energy behind the music might be dampened by over-producing it.

The issue of overproduction is one of my gripes with CTS compared to their previous work. Sounds too clean compared to the previous three records.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: wolfking on May 25, 2011, 04:13:14 PM
I simply just don't care for CTS.  Mastodon for me was Remission, Leviathan and Blood Mountain, IMHO, CTS was just terrible. *puts up flame shield*
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Quadrochosis on May 25, 2011, 04:22:16 PM
I think the band expected there to be some fans that would hate it. Have to give them credit for being so ambitious though, right?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 25, 2011, 04:25:55 PM
I simply just don't care for CTS.  Mastodon for me was Remission, Leviathan and Blood Mountain, IMHO, CTS was just terrible. *puts up flame shield*

I think CTS is something the band felt they had to do for themselves, A sort of musical catharsis. Troy Sanders said in an interview that for them it was like "stepping out of their aeroshells" or something. It also was the band's way of reflecting upon the near loss of Brent Hinds.

Brann Dailor considers it a homage to his sister, Skye, who commited suicide at a young age.

The new album should see a return to the more heavy riff oriented side of the band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Gadough on May 25, 2011, 05:12:55 PM
From Facebook:

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225395_10150178704372948_5748157947_6776832_5496538_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 25, 2011, 05:15:11 PM
 :lol

It seems that Dave Grohl will appear as a guest on this record, This pic taken from their facebook as well.

(http://www.metalinsider.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dave-grohl-in-mastodon-studio.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Gorille85 on May 25, 2011, 05:16:44 PM
I only have Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye. CTS is waaay better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: The King in Crimson on May 25, 2011, 06:59:32 PM
The new album should see a return to the more heavy riff oriented side of the band.
As long as it's more Leviathan than Blood Mountain, I'll be happy.

I only have Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye. CTS is waaay better.
That's because Blood Mountain sucks. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: orcus116 on May 25, 2011, 08:21:01 PM
The new album should see a return to the more heavy riff oriented side of the band.

Seeing as the band's first 3 albums have a very high shit riff to good riff ratio I'm a little worried.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on May 25, 2011, 08:25:30 PM
But "Megalodon" came out of that period, which has some of my favorite heavy riffs ever, and it singlehandedly makes up for the low points of Blood Mountain and most of Remission.  I have faith in them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Riceball on May 25, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
I rate Crack the Skye as their best by quite a margin, followed by Blood Mountain.

Ofcouse, these are the only two Mastodon albums I own...so that kind of makes sense.

Based on what is on Blood Mountain, and the discussion of others in this thread, I think CTS will be a one-off. It appeals to such a narrow base of fans (again, from what I've read), I can't see them going down that road again. Shame really.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Sigz on May 28, 2011, 05:07:49 AM
Leviathan is the best them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Arch Benemy on May 28, 2011, 05:45:52 AM
Leviathan is the best them.
By a mile.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: lateralus88 on May 28, 2011, 07:04:24 AM
Honestly, I think that Blood Mountain ties up with CTS for me, with Leviathan being just .5% lower. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: wolfking on May 28, 2011, 08:03:02 AM
Leviathan is the best them.
By a mile.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: ScioPath on May 28, 2011, 09:45:14 AM
Leviathon
Remission
Call of Mastodon / Lifesblood / Sick Leg
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye

....what the fuck?

There is certainly nothing wrong with that ranking.

Besides one of the greatest metal albums ever (behind Addicted and I&W for me) being ranked last and putting Blood Mountain below Remission.

Lateralus
Addicted
Decon
I&W
Still Life
SFAM
CTS
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: lodeus on May 28, 2011, 09:51:46 AM
Honestly, I think that Blood Mountain ties up with CTS for me, with Leviathan being just .5% lower. 

I also think Blood Mountain is great. Its what got me into the band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 28, 2011, 10:24:05 AM
Honestly, I think that Blood Mountain ties up with CTS for me, with Leviathan being just .5% lower. 

I also think Blood Mountain is great. Its what got me into the band.

 :tup It's exactly how I got into the band as well. I had read about them and thought their style sounded interesting, so I ended up buying the record without once having listened to any of their music.
   
   :millahhhh
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: The King in Crimson on May 28, 2011, 11:51:59 AM
I 'started' on Mastodon with Blood Mountain, but I didn't really like it much. I gave them another chance when I heard a song from CTS and I'm happy I did. I love CTS and Leviathan.

I listened to Blood Mountain again a few months ago and although it was better than I remember, my opinion stands that it's very hit or miss.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: orcus116 on May 28, 2011, 12:10:51 PM
The problem with Blood Mountain is that there really isn't a standout track.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: sonatafanica on May 28, 2011, 12:25:36 PM
The problem with Blood Mountain is that there really isn't a standout track.

I'd agree with this pretty much. I think it's a pretty cool album, but there's not a go-to song on it for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on May 28, 2011, 01:10:10 PM
Dudes?  Sleeping Giant?  The Wolf is Loose?  Colony?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: The King in Crimson on May 28, 2011, 01:43:52 PM
Sleeping Giant and The Wolf is Loose are the only tracks I'd really consider.

Colony is okay.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on May 29, 2011, 09:06:00 AM
A new interview from a couple of days ago with some more info regarding the new record.

http://www.spin.com/articles/brent-hinds-new-mastodon-album-side-projects

 :metal

Two working titles have surfaced, The Hunter or Brother.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Mr. Beale on May 29, 2011, 08:28:06 PM
I agree that Colony and Sleeping Giants are BM standouts.

My rankings btw-

Leviathan
CTS
BM
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: orcus116 on May 29, 2011, 09:48:22 PM
Been listening to Leviathan in my car on repeat and I really love the raw energy of the album. There's three or four tracks that are absolutely solid but the album as a whole doesn't quite pass Crack The Skye yet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on June 07, 2011, 06:30:06 PM
Album announced, The Hunter

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150278984900864&oid=92298091989&comments

No word yet on a release date but they seem to be shooting for August/September

The album recording is done, all that's left is mixing & mastering.

 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: orcus116 on June 07, 2011, 06:31:18 PM
"Naked Burn" is an absolutely killer track. My God.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: zxlkho on June 07, 2011, 06:31:59 PM
YESSSS
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on June 07, 2011, 06:34:33 PM
"Leviathan" is an absolutely killer album. My God.

Fixed, That's why  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on June 07, 2011, 06:40:35 PM
 :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

Orcus: Megalodon is better.  :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Heretic on June 07, 2011, 06:48:46 PM
So I'm pretty sure the "By the light of the moon, you must escape into the deep black of the night" part of the Czar is one of the greatest things I've ever heard.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on June 07, 2011, 07:01:29 PM
So I'm pretty sure the "By the light of the moon, you must escape into the deep black of the night" part of the Czar is one of the greatest things I've ever heard.

"Spiraling up through the crack in the sky, leaving material world behind" part is also absolutely fantastic. DEM MELODEEZ  :hat
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: black_biff_stadler on June 08, 2011, 04:48:15 AM
I'd pay $15 on top of whatever the price is for the ticket if they came with Scott Kelly so Aqua Dementia could get its proper Cobra Commander-core delivery :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on June 08, 2011, 07:02:31 AM
Don't forget Crack the Skye.  The vocals on that are in-fucking-credible.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on June 08, 2011, 09:10:57 AM
Don't forget Crack the Skye.  The vocals on that are in-fucking-credible.

The Live at Aragon performance of the song "Crack The Skye" was incredible!  :metal


Troy's does a good job of emulating Scott Kelly's growls on that song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: poespas on June 08, 2011, 11:46:13 AM
Their best song is of course The last Baron, I love that little part where they play YYZ. When I first heard it,my face Mangini´d.
I also adore Crystal Skull,Joseph Merrick,The Czar and Sleeping Giant
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on June 10, 2011, 01:03:16 PM
The new album will be called The Hunter  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Gadough on June 10, 2011, 01:09:02 PM
Meh. That title will only be cool if it's a concept album focusing on one character.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: black_biff_stadler on June 10, 2011, 03:58:35 PM
Meh. That title will only be cool if it's a concept album focusing on one character.

I doubt this is the case but I wonder if it has anything to do with Hunters of the Sky.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Samsara on June 11, 2011, 08:56:07 PM
MASTODON!   :metal :metal :metal

*appreciates*

Can't wait for the new album. Been keeping up with the news updates on their FB page. Crack the Skye is one of my absolute all time favorite albums. In the top-10 for sure.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: skydivingninja on June 12, 2011, 07:12:22 PM
Meh. That title will only be cool if it's a concept album focusing on one character.

Judging from all their other albums it probably will be a concept album. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on June 15, 2011, 05:00:54 PM
Here's a new interview with Brann Dailor regarding the new album!

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=159402
 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Perpetual Change on June 15, 2011, 05:54:13 PM
MASTODON!   :metal :metal :metal

*appreciates*

Can't wait for the new album. Been keeping up with the news updates on their FB page. Crack the Skye is one of my absolute all time favorite albums. In the top-10 for sure.

Good to see you back at DTF, Sam  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: WebRaider on June 15, 2011, 11:13:25 PM
 :metal Mastodon :metal... I was only really able to get into Mastodon through CTS and I think it's one of the best albums in many, many years. I do understand the difference in that album (much more of a prog type) and what came before it and see how some of the long time Mastodon fans might prefer the other albums. HOWEVER... CTS is just pure genius regardless if it might not be as straight brutal metal as their other albums etc. I have grown to really enjoy the rest of Mastodon's music through being blown away by the brilliance of CTS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on June 16, 2011, 04:11:52 PM
A new interview, this time with rhythm guitarist, Bill Kelliher. Some details about the artwork as well as a projected release date in October.


http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com/news/mastodon-new-songs-new-artwork-same-weirdness/


Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on June 21, 2011, 03:44:55 PM
This is going to kick ass.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Quadrochosis on June 21, 2011, 09:55:16 PM
i'm pretty excited to hear this, although i doubt it will be as good as CtS
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lodeus on June 28, 2011, 06:26:22 AM
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo4dfd4ChKQ
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Fuzzboy on June 28, 2011, 08:24:35 AM
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo4dfd4ChKQ

That's the biggest understatement ever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 28, 2011, 08:29:42 AM
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
Blood Mountain
Remission

I dig 'em all, took a while though. I owned Leviathan and Blood Mountain already, but it wasn't until I heard CtS that Mastodon really clicked with me. Somehow CtS made me understand the band's music better.

As for the new album, heavier direction is absolutely fine, but I hope they'll keep the best influences that CtS had.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on June 28, 2011, 10:11:20 AM
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo4dfd4ChKQ

THE best music video I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 10:13:24 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on June 28, 2011, 12:27:11 PM
Download here. (http://www.adultswim.com/promos/201106_kiasingles/index.html)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on June 28, 2011, 12:51:53 PM
Quick question regarding the old guard fans versus the Crack the Skye crowd...



I notice that what seems like a majority of Mastodon fans on this forum like the albums in this order: CtS, BM, LV, RM. But most longtimers like me like either RM or LV best followed by the other one and then CtS and BM end up as #3 and #4 in either order. For me this happened because I wasn't immediately thrilled by CtS and to this day I don't really get excited for BM except for Colony of Birchmen or This Mortal Soil(maybe Sleeping Giant too.)

Over time though, CtS has grown on me a good bit to where I like it enough to position it JUST on the outskirts of the nice neighborhood RM and LV reside in.

So now the actual question...

For CtS n00bs: Even if Remission and Leviathan remain your two least favorite full length albums have either of them closed that gap a little to where they are at least in the same neighborhood as CtS or have they remained boring/too heavy/undesirable for whatever reason to you?

For the old guard fans...

This is basically an inverse of the question I just asked the CtS noobs. For those who love Remission and Leviathan best and were not immediate lovers of CtS, has CtS managed to work its way into your heart as deeply as RM and LV?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 12:54:34 PM
Um...I don't think the "Crack the Skye noobs" hold Remission in such a low spot like you think.  I personally put it above Blood Mountain.  Remission, however, just isn't that exciting to me.  Its got some cool, heavy stuff like "March of the Fire Ants," but its nowhere near the perfection of CtS or Leviathan.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on June 28, 2011, 12:57:17 PM
Um...I don't think the "Crack the Skye noobs" hold Remission in such a low spot like you think.  I personally put it above Blood Mountain.  Remission, however, just isn't that exciting to me.

wat

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on June 28, 2011, 01:00:09 PM
I haven't been able to get into much of Mastodon other than CtS, unfortunately, as it took a good bit for the vocals on CtS to grow on me. I need to listen to the other albums more.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on June 28, 2011, 02:28:42 PM
I'm definitely a pre-CtS fan, and I'd rank it like: Leviathan>CtS>Blood Mountain>Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on June 28, 2011, 03:09:16 PM
Seeing these guys in Toronto this summer. So excited! The setlist looks really strong.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on June 28, 2011, 04:22:33 PM
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo4dfd4ChKQ

THE best music video I've ever seen.

 :metal Awesome video! :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on June 28, 2011, 05:28:07 PM
I'm a pre-CtS fan but Blood Mountain was the first album I really gravitated towards. I was really big on CtS when it first came out, but have cooled a bit since, maybe because the songs tend to sound the same. Leviathan has grown a ton for me over the few years I've been a fan so now it's my favorite. I'd rank CtS second even though I arguably like BM more it also has more filler. Remissions is good too, I just don't love it as much as the others.

I'm fine with the heavier direction the next album has taken as I don't want another CtS but I hope it's more BM than Remissions, with some CtS influences too.

EDIT: kiler video by the way :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 05:31:28 PM
Um...I don't think the "Crack the Skye noobs" hold Remission in such a low spot like you think.  I personally put it above Blood Mountain.  Remission, however, just isn't that exciting to me.

wat



Oh wow I suck balls.  Meant to say "Leviathan."  It seems highly regarded by all fans, whether they came after or before CTS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on June 28, 2011, 05:45:43 PM
I first heard Mastodon the day CTS came out. I love all of their material though, but CTS remains my favorite.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heaven Outcry Angel on June 30, 2011, 03:57:40 PM
not a fan of theyre early stuff but Crack the sky is really really good!!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on June 30, 2011, 07:22:07 PM
not a fan of theyre early stuff but Crack the sky is really really good!!

Become a fan of it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 07, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
Artwork for "The Hunter" revealed!

(http://www.undergroundvideotelevision.com/wp-content/uploads/mastodonhunter.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on July 07, 2011, 05:07:22 PM
That.

Fucking.

ROCKS.

That's how you do an album cover. Goddamn, that's awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: DarkEternalNight on July 07, 2011, 05:09:35 PM
Okay. I don't know what to think.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 07, 2011, 05:17:14 PM
They hired AJ Fosik, a woodcarver, to make that bull(deer?) head.

For any interested in more of his work, here's a link to his gallery.

http://www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/?method=Artist.ArtistDetail&ArtistID=ED58BBC0-3048-28EB-92CE275F482A4B5E
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Riceball on July 07, 2011, 06:44:57 PM
Shit thats a wood carving? Mad skills lol.

As an album cover though...seems a bit of a departure from their regular covers. We'll have to wait and see how much the music is a departure from their regular style.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on July 07, 2011, 07:31:30 PM
I like it. It's simple, but there's still plenty to take in. Plus there's a typical Mastodon "something is slightly off" look to it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on July 07, 2011, 07:49:43 PM
Shit thats a wood carving? Mad skills lol.

As an album cover though...seems a bit of a departure from their regular covers. We'll have to wait and see how much the music is a departure from their regular style.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jirpo on July 07, 2011, 07:50:08 PM
Seems like something priest would do in the early 80's (SFV, Defenders)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on July 07, 2011, 09:09:50 PM
Am I ever excite!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on July 07, 2011, 09:12:42 PM
This album cover is badass.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on July 07, 2011, 09:35:40 PM
Does a high-res version exist yet?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 07, 2011, 09:43:12 PM
Does a high-res version exist yet?

None that I could find, largest I found is 500x500 which is only a smidge larger.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lodeus on July 07, 2011, 09:47:11 PM
I love the new album cover. Theres just something about it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on July 08, 2011, 06:10:20 AM
Its like they took a painting from the guy who used to do their album covers and turned it into a really cool, demented wood carving.  I like it.  I also like how "Mastodon" is in an almost-Soviet kind of font.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jirpo on July 08, 2011, 06:27:44 AM
The "M" and "N" are particularly awesome! :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 08, 2011, 08:03:57 AM
I'm fine with this cover.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zerogravityfat on July 08, 2011, 08:22:38 AM
yea the m and n are from the ancient turkish alphabet, also used by the scandinavians.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on July 08, 2011, 10:39:25 AM
Meh, okay I guess. Liked their other artwork more.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 08, 2011, 12:27:15 PM
Haha, that artwork is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on July 08, 2011, 03:22:13 PM
As an album cover though...seems a bit of a departure from their regular covers.

The same artist made all of their previous covers.  This guy is different.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 12, 2011, 11:57:27 AM
That cover is so :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on July 13, 2011, 11:35:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMN5FcgBvBU&feature=player_embedded#at=44


Just came across this. It's a clip of a new song! Sounds badass!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 13, 2011, 12:29:04 PM
Has this been posted in the thread yet? Too lazy to check. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdqz877e6F8&NR=1
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 13, 2011, 05:14:19 PM
Has this been posted in the thread yet? Too lazy to check. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdqz877e6F8&NR=1


:metal  :metal  :metal

Can't wait till October!

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 13, 2011, 05:16:37 PM
New clip sounds fantastic !  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 13, 2011, 07:54:40 PM
That preview sounds awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on July 13, 2011, 09:00:38 PM
That trailer sounds great!  Does it come out in September or October?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lodeus on July 13, 2011, 09:12:49 PM
I think its September.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: DarkEternalNight on July 13, 2011, 09:13:06 PM
I heard October  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 14, 2011, 05:18:11 AM
Septober.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 14, 2011, 06:41:48 AM
Sounds fucking killer.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on July 14, 2011, 11:22:25 AM
Sounds fucking killer.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 14, 2011, 11:23:46 AM
That trailer sounds great!  Does it come out in September or October?
Smarch.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 14, 2011, 05:08:17 PM
That trailer sounds great!  Does it come out in September or October?
Smarch.

If that were the case, wouldn't it be out already?  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 14, 2011, 06:07:36 PM
WELL OBVIOUSLY NOT.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 14, 2011, 07:14:34 PM
That trailer sounds great!  Does it come out in September or October?
Smarch.

If that were the case, wouldn't it be out already?  :lol
I don't think Smarch has rolled around this year yet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on July 15, 2011, 01:52:02 AM
New tourbus tour from Brann. Hilarious  :lol
http://www.nme.com/nme-video/mastodon---how-clean-is-your-tourbus/1048932518001
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on July 15, 2011, 02:41:58 AM
Wow, he wasn't lying. That tourbus sucks. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 21, 2011, 08:54:02 PM
Another interview with the band, this time by Rolling Stone.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mastodon-cut-loose-on-new-disc-20110721
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on July 25, 2011, 11:05:22 AM
NEW TRACK! Black Tounge:  http://www.www.drugmetal.ru/blog/12443.html (http://www.www.drugmetal.ru/blog/12443.html)
Fucking rocks!!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on July 25, 2011, 11:18:40 AM
It's decent.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 25, 2011, 12:27:48 PM
I remember reading that they claimed the album is definitely going to sound like a "super heavy Led Zeppelin". I hear it in this song. And I fucking like it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on July 25, 2011, 12:32:39 PM
I remember reading that they claimed the album is definitely going to sound like a "super heavy Led Zeppelin". I hear it in this song. And I fucking like it.

Interesting that they said that, as I remember Brent comparing Crack the Skye to Led Zeppelin IV.

EDIT: In the DVD that came with the special edition of the album if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on July 25, 2011, 12:39:30 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I want:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/07/25/you-can-live-in-mastodon-singerbassist-troy-sanders-home-cat-not-included/
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/reb/2504210306.html
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: krands85 on July 25, 2011, 01:15:58 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I want:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/07/25/you-can-live-in-mastodon-singerbassist-troy-sanders-home-cat-not-included/
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/reb/2504210306.html
Wish house prices were a bit more like that over here  >:( The listing spelt Mastodon wrong though  :facepalm:

New song sounds pretty good on first listen  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 25, 2011, 04:21:25 PM
The song link doesn't work for me :(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 25, 2011, 04:26:33 PM
The song link doesn't work for me :(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on July 25, 2011, 05:40:05 PM
Yeah, and all the uploaded Youtube versions of the song have been blocked.

Fuck you, WMG. Way to promote. Release a song, pull it soon after, then claim copyright infringement when people try to share it. Cocksuckers.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lodeus on July 25, 2011, 05:42:48 PM
Amazon or Itunes release would be nice.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on July 25, 2011, 05:43:40 PM
Any way to listen to the song would be nice.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lodeus on July 25, 2011, 08:43:49 PM
Official video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwgqenxNUfs

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 25, 2011, 08:49:14 PM
Awesome song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on July 25, 2011, 09:35:01 PM
So this album is also in September??!?!?

*dies*
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jirpo on July 25, 2011, 09:37:19 PM
Is there a release date yet?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on July 25, 2011, 09:44:13 PM
at the end of the video it says Sept 27
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on July 26, 2011, 12:04:42 AM
at the end of the video it says Sept 27

Confirmed by the official website

http://www.mastodonrocks.com/splash/?cmpid=2011725%2Fmastodon%2Fd2c%2Ffbpost
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on July 26, 2011, 12:25:12 AM
Here's a working video of the new song...at least, for now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXCPvkqBM8

I like it a lot. I'm happy to see the vocal improvements have carried over from CtS. I'm very excited about this album now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 26, 2011, 06:06:12 AM
I loved this band when I heard Remission, Leviathan and Blood Mountain.  CTS was IMO their weakest effort by far, and this seems like it's in the same vein.  Musically it reminds me of Blood Mountain which is good, but I wish they would go back to their Remission/Leviathan style vocals.  The energy is simply not there anymore.  I will buy the album and judge it fully, but Mastodon has been so watered down and tame lately. 

I wish Brent would leave the singing up to Troy too, I really don't like his voice.  I have been disinterested with the band as Brent started singing more and more.  It's a shame because they were my favourite band for a about a year, and Leviathan would be in my top albums of all time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on July 26, 2011, 06:31:09 AM
Going back to Remission vocals would mean more ripping out of ears.  I'm glad they're refining their voices a bit.  Plus, I don't think those kind of vocals would work on this song, so maybe there's more of what you're looking for on the rest of the album.

In any case Crack the Skye is amazing and this new song sounds nothing like it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 26, 2011, 06:39:05 AM
Going back to Remission vocals would mean more ripping out of ears.  I'm glad they're refining their voices a bit.  Plus, I don't think those kind of vocals would work on this song, so maybe there's more of what you're looking for on the rest of the album.

In any case Crack the Skye is amazing and this new song sounds nothing like it.

Totally agree about this new song sounding nothing like CTS, I was only referring to the vocals.  It does sound this album might be more heavier than CTS, at least I'm hoping so.  I just liked the balance of vocals on Leviathan.  I feel there is a lot less variety in their vocals lately, especially when they are not great clean singers to begin with.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 27, 2011, 10:30:27 PM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251600_10150270324842948_5748157947_7493819_7275531_n.jpg)

Deluxe album art. Awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 27, 2011, 10:32:43 PM
That deluxe one is more Mastodon like than the standard edition.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on July 27, 2011, 10:41:36 PM
Now THAT is a great album cover. :yarr

Just listened to the single today too, sounds great. That much more excited now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on July 27, 2011, 10:47:06 PM
I like the combination of simplicity and bad assery that the standard album cover has. Though the special edition one is pretty cool too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: DarkEternalNight on July 28, 2011, 01:08:43 AM
Now that is awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 28, 2011, 01:44:28 AM
I think I prefer the deluxe edition artwork. I mean, don't get me wrong, the original is fucking awesome as three whole fucks. But like, this one just FEELS like Mastodon and its power is maximum.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on July 28, 2011, 03:02:40 AM
Loved the standard artwork, but orgasmed nearly at the deluxe.  Definitely getting the deluxe  :P
Black Tongue was also a fantastic song, this album will probably snatch 2nd or 3rd place for top 20 of the year.
EDIT: Wolfking, I saw them live when they supported the CTS and they definitely can sing.. Leviathan to me was their weakest album.  I like that this sounds like BM but with vocals from CTS.  Its a beautiful asskicking combination.  Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on July 28, 2011, 06:03:25 AM
I think I prefer the deluxe edition artwork. I mean, don't get me wrong, the original is fucking awesome as three whole fucks. But like, this one just FEELS like Mastodon and its power is maximum.

Yep.  I think the neon figures to each side help it a lot.  Definitely getting deluxe edition just for that artwork.

EDIT: Hmmm....$50 for just some advance songs, a poster, and CD/DVD.  I might have to reconsider.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 28, 2011, 06:17:07 AM
Loved the standard artwork, but orgasmed nearly at the deluxe.  Definitely getting the deluxe  :P
Black Tongue was also a fantastic song, this album will probably snatch 2nd or 3rd place for top 20 of the year.
EDIT: Wolfking, I saw them live when they supported the CTS and they definitely can sing.. Leviathan to me was their weakest album.  I like that this sounds like BM but with vocals from CTS.  Its a beautiful asskicking combination.  Just my opinion though.

That's fine.  I do like like their voices, I just think they need the variety that they had on Leviathan, which IMO worked perfectly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: In The Name Of Rudess on July 28, 2011, 06:20:49 AM
EDIT: Wolfking, I saw them live when they supported the CTS and they definitely can sing..

Except for Brent. What an awful singer.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on July 28, 2011, 06:32:40 AM
EDIT: Wolfking, I saw them live when they supported the CTS and they definitely can sing..

Except for Brent. What an awful singer.

tbh, both Troy and Brent aren't very good singers.  Brann's actually their best clean singer and he only sings on one song.  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on July 28, 2011, 06:36:48 AM
Troy is so much better than Brent. I wouldn't lose any sleep if Brent was never allowed to sing again and Troy took over all of his parts.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 28, 2011, 06:42:37 AM
Troy is so much better than Brent. I wouldn't lose any sleep if Brent was never allowed to sing again and Troy took over all of his parts.

This is all I wish for.  It's sad to see how much Brent has taken over the vocals when Troy is so much better.  I think this was a big reason that this new tracks and CTS let me down.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: bss4life15 on July 28, 2011, 10:55:09 AM
Troy is so much better than Brent. I wouldn't lose any sleep if Brent was never allowed to sing again and Troy took over all of his parts.

This is all I wish for.  It's sad to see how much Brent has taken over the vocals when Troy is so much better.  I think this was a big reason that this new tracks and CTS let me down.

I disagree, i love Brent's vocals.  They are much cleaner and when Trooy sings many times it sounds like a yelp more than singing.  It fits in some songs, but on CTS, Brent's vocals fit so much better than Troy's would.
Also i like Brann's voice more than either of Troy's or Brent's.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on July 28, 2011, 11:04:00 AM
I like that this sounds like BM but with vocals from CTS.  Its a beautiful asskicking combination.  Just my opinion though.

That's mostly what I was hoping for too, although I wouldn't mind some variety with the clean vocals too like wolfking said.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: sonatafanica on July 28, 2011, 11:35:13 AM
brents vocals are fucking awesome, you are all lame
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: In The Name Of Rudess on July 28, 2011, 11:43:55 AM
Go to 0:40 of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3MUSa5ShjA&feature=related

and tell me with a straight face that Brent is a good vocalist.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Arch Benemy on July 28, 2011, 11:57:19 AM
Brent is an original, unusual vocalist. I think he's awesome. New song is really good, I agree with Wolf about CTS being their weakest album, but this track sounds like the Mastodon I love.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Aefenwelg on July 28, 2011, 11:58:10 AM
Go to 0:40 of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3MUSa5ShjA&feature=related

and tell me with a straight face that Brent is a good vocalist.
Uh.... I'm pretty sure the guy missing the note at that point is Troy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on July 28, 2011, 12:42:31 PM
I'm pretty sure the guy who missed one of the rules was ITNOR.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 28, 2011, 12:43:57 PM
I used to dislike all of the vocals. Now I think they're fantastic. True story.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on July 28, 2011, 01:22:52 PM
I do wonder if they are inherently bad or just haven't bothered improving.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on July 28, 2011, 01:38:05 PM
I do wonder if they are inherently bad or just haven't bothered improving.
I find posts like this pointless.  You're adding nothing to this conversation, when instead you could say what in the song you didn't like.  From that it just sounds like you came in here to bash on Mastodon.

Regarding the video someone posted, I'd say that it was good singing  :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on July 28, 2011, 03:36:25 PM
My dad runs a t-shirt business, so I got him to make me a custom Leviathon t-shirt with this on it:
(http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu189/setrataeso/mastodon-leviathan1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on July 28, 2011, 03:38:31 PM
:2metal:

Tell your dad to make me one too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Arch Benemy on July 28, 2011, 03:54:46 PM
:2metal:

Tell your dad to make me one too.
Me too
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 28, 2011, 03:55:14 PM
I do wonder if they are inherently bad or just haven't bothered improving.

That's the thing, I think they have tried to improve over the last few albums, but since they are so weak at the vocals department, it doesn't show through like it should.  Troy has some talent, I can't say much for Brent or Brann.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on July 28, 2011, 08:33:13 PM
My dad runs a t-shirt business, so I got him to make me a custom Leviathon t-shirt with this on it:
*snip*

Lucky!


:2metal:

Tell your dad to make me one too.
Me too

Me three
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on July 28, 2011, 09:11:15 PM
My dad runs a t-shirt business, so I got him to make me a custom Leviathon t-shirt with this on it:
*snip*

Lucky!


:2metal:

Tell your dad to make me one too.
Me too

Me three

Four?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on July 28, 2011, 09:16:50 PM
$25 Cdn, plus shipping and handling.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on July 28, 2011, 10:12:07 PM
I'll have to consider that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on July 29, 2011, 12:05:17 AM
In all seriousness, he wouldn't legally be allowed to sell you anything licensed like the Mastodon shirt. But, if anyone is interested in supporting his business, I'll let you know when his site goes up ;)

Anyways, Live at the Aragon is still holding a solid spot as one of the best releases so far this year. Granted, the competition is not all that fierce from other artists. Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Sigz on July 29, 2011, 12:09:39 AM
In all seriousness, he wouldn't legally be allowed to sell you anything licensed like the Mastodon shirt.

(http://i.imgur.com/ITK68.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on July 29, 2011, 12:10:48 AM
In all seriousness, he wouldn't legally be allowed to sell you anything licensed like the Mastodon shirt.

(http://i.imgur.com/ITK68.jpg)

Hm, maybe he can print some of my band's T-shirt designs when we get some?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 30, 2011, 02:08:37 AM
Granted, the competition is not all that fierce from other artists. Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on July 30, 2011, 11:34:11 AM
Anyways, Live at the Aragon is still holding a solid spot as one of the best releases so far this year. Granted, the competition is not all that fierce from other artists. Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.

(http://tf2wiki.net/w/images/thumb/5/5d/Nope.png/250px-Nope.png)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Arch Benemy on July 30, 2011, 12:12:02 PM
Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.
That's simply a lie.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 30, 2011, 01:18:35 PM
This has been/will be the best year for music since forever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on July 30, 2011, 01:26:37 PM
2010 was such a good year too.

Kvelertak
Nachtmystium
Ghost
Exodus
Death Angel
East of the Wall
Enslaved


I could go on...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on July 30, 2011, 01:33:33 PM
Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.
(http://i.imgur.com/ypYpt.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on July 30, 2011, 05:45:23 PM
2011 is incredible. 2010 was too.

also mastodon is pretty cool i guess let's stay on topic
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on August 03, 2011, 09:27:59 PM
Full Tracklist for The Hunter announced!

Black Tongue
Curl Of The Burl
Blasteroid
Stargasm
Octopus Has No Friends
All The Heavy Lifting
The Hunter
Dry Bone Valley
Thickening
Creature Lives
Spectrelight
Bedazzled Fingernails
The Sparrow
THE RUINER (with limited edition)
DEATHBOUND (with limited edition)


http://www.mastodonrocks.com/news/hunter-tracklisting-announced
 
:metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on August 03, 2011, 09:34:35 PM
Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.
That's simply a lie.


Nope its not.

Iconoclast was incredibly boring.
Chuckles and Mr Squeezy was underwhelming.
Born This Way was not amazing.
Suck it and See was only a marginal improvement on the very weak Humbug.
Endgame was only OK.
Turtleneck and Chain was pretty weak.

That's a good chunk of albums I was really looking forward to.
Granted there is still DT, Opeth, Mastodon, Mars Volta, maybe Rush, maybe PT, maybe PoS, and some other shit to look forward to. But, as of August, there have only been about 6 slam dunk albums: Scurrilous, Ghost, Deconstruction, Wasting Light, The Collective, and The Color Spectrum.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on August 03, 2011, 09:39:14 PM
Yeah but you forgot Dir en grey, Ulver, Unexpect, Music for Money, Radiohead, Polkadot Cadaver, Jovanotti, Eisley, Bright Eyes, CunninLynguists, The Decemberists, Fair to Midland, Bon Iver, Tesseract etc.

and you're a Thrice fan right? new CD in September! :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 03, 2011, 09:51:00 PM
Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.
That's simply a lie.


Nope its not.

Iconoclast was incredibly boring.
Chuckles and Mr Squeezy was underwhelming.
Born This Way was not amazing.
Suck it and See was only a marginal improvement on the very weak Humbug.
Endgame was only OK.
Turtleneck and Chain was pretty weak.

That's a good chunk of albums I was really looking forward to.
Granted there is still DT, Opeth, Mastodon, Mars Volta, maybe Rush, maybe PT, maybe PoS, and some other shit to look forward to. But, as of August, there have only been about 6 slam dunk albums: Scurrilous, Ghost, Deconstruction, Wasting Light, The Collective, and The Color Spectrum.
Born This Way was imo great, and there was Decapitated, and Obscura.  Also Ghost's album came out in November 2010... Granted the American release was in January, but that still doesn't make it a 2011 album. :P  I also found Iconoclast better than some other Symphony X I'd heard before.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on August 03, 2011, 09:52:56 PM
Ghost was released in June 2011.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 03, 2011, 09:54:21 PM
Ghost was released in June 2011.
Oh your talking about Devin Townsend aren't you? Sorry I thought you were talking about the band Ghost.  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on August 03, 2011, 09:57:48 PM
Yeah new Thrice will be nice.
I'm not saying this is a weak year for music. But a lot of the albums I've been most looking forward to have really let me down.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on August 03, 2011, 10:04:48 PM
Ghost was released in June 2011.
Oh your talking about Devin Townsend aren't you? Sorry I thought you were talking about the band Ghost.  :lol

Yes indeed!

Yeah new Thrice will be nice.
I'm not saying this is a weak year for music. But a lot of the albums I've been most looking forward to have really let me down.

Gotcha! ;)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on August 04, 2011, 04:46:39 AM
This year in music owns so far. And it's going to own more.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on August 04, 2011, 08:21:14 AM
Tracklisting for "The Hunter" reveiled:

(From mastodonrocks.com)
Mastodon’s tracklisting for 'The Hunter' has been announced. Two extra bonus tracks will also come with the limited edition!
Plus, watch for “Curl Of The Burl” - coming August 16th!


Black Tongue
Curl Of The Burl
Blasteroid
Stargasm
Octopus Has No Friends
All The Heavy Lifting
The Hunter
Dry Bone Valley
Thickening
Creature Lives
Spectrelight
Bedazzled Fingernails
The Sparrow
THE RUINER (with limited edition)
DEATHBOUND (with limited edition)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on August 04, 2011, 08:27:02 AM
Its very clear from titles like "Stargasm" and "Octopus Has No Friends" that this is going to be their "fun" album.  :lol  Looking very forward to hearing it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mr. Beale on August 04, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
Its very clear from titles like "Stargasm" and "Octopus Has No Friends" that this is going to be their "fun" album.  :lol  Looking very forward to hearing it.

I really like the later one. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on August 04, 2011, 12:28:35 PM
If Bedazzled Fingernails isn't the heaviest, most br0otuhl song on the album I am going to very, very sad.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: DarkEternalNight on August 04, 2011, 01:36:36 PM
I'm looking forward to Stargasm the most. A song about sex in space is what I've always been looking for.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on August 04, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
I'm looking forward to Stargasm the most. A song about sex is space is what I've always been looking for.

If you can avoid Uranus I've heard it's out of this world.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: nikatapi on August 15, 2011, 08:21:13 AM
New song "Curl Of The Burl"
http://soundcloud.com/fudgie_the_whale/mastodon-curl-of-the-burl (http://soundcloud.com/fudgie_the_whale/mastodon-curl-of-the-burl)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on August 15, 2011, 08:27:04 AM
New song is good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on August 15, 2011, 08:42:09 AM
The song was...different.. Did he sing "I killed a man 'cause he killed my dog"?  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on August 15, 2011, 09:09:44 AM
Dang, that song was groovin'.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on August 15, 2011, 09:56:28 AM
Sweet song. Love it!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on August 15, 2011, 10:08:43 AM
I like it! The album can't come soon enough.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 15, 2011, 11:57:59 AM
Reminds me of Black Sabbath.
Liking it, and looking forward to the album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on August 15, 2011, 02:56:53 PM
This September =  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on August 15, 2011, 03:06:46 PM
Very groovy.  Actually sounds more 70s than CtS did.  I like it, but I think I like "Black Tongue" better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on August 15, 2011, 03:16:55 PM
Very cool song, but the chorus felt a little weird to me. Might just take a bunch more listens.

I like it, but I think I like "Black Tongue" better.
Also this.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on August 15, 2011, 08:25:06 PM
I much prefer it to Black Tongue. I love that chorus.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on August 16, 2011, 05:03:49 PM
 :metal  Mastodon have yet to disappoint. Curl Of The Burl reminds me of Colony Of Birchmen but even more awesome.

Have a feeling the album will be outstanding.

Six albums and no dip in quality ? Amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on August 16, 2011, 06:50:04 PM

Six albums and no dip in quality ? Amazing.

Word. I attribute it to these factors although I'm sure there are more I don't know of:

1) They appear to all be pretty good friends.

2) Brent's capable of being THE BAND but doesn't at all seem like he does so unless the others are okay with it which means you can get something as conceptually cohesive as Crack the Skye without having other recordings suffer because of the others getting complacent.

3) Their collective influences are varied enough that they've become good at not hitting the wall creatively.

4) They have an affinity for complexity but are secure enough in themselves to not let it get in the way of the music's overall flow.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on August 17, 2011, 03:50:21 AM
^ Yes, and they have enough varied influences to not just sound like one type of rock or metal.

If you only listen to grindcore - then that's all you're going to sound like...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on August 17, 2011, 02:37:22 PM
I know it's probably intentional, but the guitar in COTB sounds awful, like a CD clipping like crazy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on August 17, 2011, 03:25:37 PM
Why would they intentionally make it sound awful?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on August 17, 2011, 03:29:05 PM
Why would they intentionally make it sound awful?

Indeed.

Maybe it was the quality of the recording sent to the website that hosted it?
We'll have to wait until September and see.

Also, don't think this has been posted.
Video for Curl of The Burl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LLX9ThXjI&ob=av2e
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Fuzzboy on August 17, 2011, 03:59:26 PM
I know it's probably intentional, but the guitar in COTB sounds awful, like a CD clipping like crazy.

I feel ya. Really bright rhythm tone, lots of high frequencies. Maybe a Mesa Recto? I'm not too familiar with metal amps.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on August 19, 2011, 08:21:37 PM
Why would they intentionally make it sound awful?

I meant that they're obviously gonig for a stripped back, under-produced kind of sound. Also I just listened to the video version on Youtube, and it doesn't sound as bad, so it was probably just the link.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on August 20, 2011, 04:02:02 AM
Mastodon endorses Orange amps, i believe.
They where defenitely going for a really "sludgy" sound, and it works IMO. The song has really grown on me. Very catchy, atleast for Mastodon.
It looks like we're getting an album of short, to the point Mastodon-rock! Really looking forward to it!
Only looking at the songtitles im probably looking the most forward to Bedazzled Fingernails (because it sounds br00tal) and Octopus Has No Friends (because of the title :lol).
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on August 20, 2011, 02:12:38 PM
I must admit, Stargasm sounds incredible.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on September 06, 2011, 02:58:01 AM
The song Spectrelight was released on their youtube account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lplPUP1bH4A


So. Heavy. Sound. Yeah.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 06, 2011, 03:22:46 AM
This sounds fucking awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 06, 2011, 05:35:50 AM
The song Spectrelight was released on their youtube account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lplPUP1bH4A


So. Heavy. Sound. Yeah.

This is more my style, this is great.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: XianL on September 06, 2011, 05:42:44 AM
The song Spectrelight was released on their youtube account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lplPUP1bH4A


So. Heavy. Sound. Yeah.

:tup  :tup :tup :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 06, 2011, 05:47:10 AM
Lots more of Troy on this song too which is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 06, 2011, 07:16:12 AM
The vocals are a bit off key in places?? I wonder if that was the intention, stylistically or what..

Good clip though. Mastodon haven't let me down yet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 06, 2011, 08:00:29 AM
The vocals are a bit off key in places??

Dude...it's Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 06, 2011, 08:24:44 AM
If I remember right, Scott Kelly did guest vocals on this song! 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 06, 2011, 09:27:53 AM
The vocals are a bit off key in places??

Dude...it's Mastodon.

Live i'd agree but not in the studio. They're usually good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 06, 2011, 09:54:20 AM
The vocals are a bit off key in places??

Dude...it's Mastodon.

Live i'd agree but not in the studio. They're usually good.
Those weren't really clean sung vocals....I don't get what point your trying to get a really.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 06, 2011, 10:35:01 AM
The vocals are a bit off key in places??

Dude...it's Mastodon.

Live i'd agree but not in the studio. They're usually good.

Mastodon have become one of my favorite bands as of late. The vocals used to be the sole reason I disliked them. I've warmed up to them now, but I'll still be the first person to tell you that they're not very good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 06, 2011, 03:47:05 PM
The vocals sound completely fine to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 06, 2011, 05:59:30 PM
Have I mentioned in this thread that I met Brent Hinds over the weekend?  It was pretty boss.  He was a cool guy, telling stories about how much pot the guys in Deftones smoked and how they had to escape over the Canadian border once or twice.  I told him how awesome Crack the Skye is and how excited I am for the Hunter.

Speaking of which, I really really want The Hunter NOW.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 06, 2011, 06:05:14 PM
That is really a cool story bro (no sarcasm intended).
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 06:09:32 PM
Dude I love Deftones.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on September 06, 2011, 06:37:49 PM
Have I mentioned in this thread that I met Brent Hinds over the weekend?  It was pretty boss.  He was a cool guy, telling stories about how much pot the guys in Deftones smoked and how they had to escape over the Canadian border once or twice.  I told him how awesome Crack the Skye is and how excited I am for the Hunter.

Speaking of which, I really really want The Hunter NOW.

Where did you meet him? Was it a Deftones concert or was it just a random story?  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on September 06, 2011, 07:40:57 PM
I've been getting into the them recently. They all seem like nice guys. I question their live performances though, they sound drunk, more than anything sometimes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 06, 2011, 08:19:57 PM
*snip*

Where did you meet him? Was it a Deftones concert or was it just a random story?  :lol

I was at Dragon*Con, a scifi/fantasy nerd convention in Atlanta for Labor Day weekend.  On Friday, I was walking out of one of the exhibition halls where they were selling a bunch of stuff and saw a tattooed, bearded guy talking to someone outside of some band's booth.  I thought to myself "that kinda looks like Brent from Mastodon, and they're from Atlanta, and he's a Black Lagoon fan, so that might actually be him."  I got a quick glance of the right side of his face to look for that face tattoo and went into a fanboy coma when my suspicions were confirmed.  I just sort of hung around and jumped into the conversation for a bit.  When the first guy walked back to his booth, I introduced myself, told him what a big fan I was, got a picture with him, and wished him a happy Con.  He was a very nice guy, though he mentioned that he actually hated Dethklok's music, which I though was kind of odd. :lol

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/299206_2223128130049_1003103430_2540832_7790136_n.jpg)
To the left: me with a bad smile in need of a shave with a Doctor Who scarf.  To the right: BAMF

After that I kept an eye out for Bill, since he's such a Star Wars fan, but didn't see him around.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 07, 2011, 01:40:38 AM

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/299206_2223128130049_1003103430_2540832_7790136_n.jpg)


I don't know what's funnier. The fact that you'd be wearing a scarf like that when meeting such a bonafide metal icon or that Brent didn't ask you how the Chinese girl bassist is doing these days.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 07, 2011, 06:06:29 AM
He actually complimented me on the scarf, calling it "nice cape"  :lol  He also noticed the Dream Theater shirt but didn't really say anything about them.  Something like "you've got your Dream Theater shirt and everything." 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Elite on September 07, 2011, 07:10:05 AM
The song Spectrelight was released on their youtube account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lplPUP1bH4A


So. Heavy. Sound. Yeah.

This is awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 07, 2011, 07:22:10 AM
He actually complimented me on the scarf, calling it "nice cape"  :lol  He also noticed the Dream Theater shirt but didn't really say anything about them.  Something like "you've got your Dream Theater shirt and everything." 

 :lol


Regarding the song, this youtube comment had me  :rollin but I agree with the sentiment.

Quote
Haha this song sounds like it is produced by Genghis Khan or something.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Orthogonal on September 08, 2011, 10:37:10 PM
Still not sure what to think of the new material. It certainly has a killer groove if you're into that sort of thing, but the overall songwriting feels like a regression from their last few albums. I'll hold final judgements until I hear the whole thing, but so far I'm not very impressed.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 08, 2011, 10:44:20 PM
Awesome that you got to meet him, Matt! :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 09, 2011, 05:54:16 PM
Track by track review!

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/mastodon-the-hunter-reviewed-492324

and interview with rhythm guitarist, Bill Kelliher :)

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-mastodons-bill-kelliher-on-new-album-the-hunter-495017

 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 09, 2011, 06:15:52 PM
Those descriptions sound fantastic, can't wait to hear it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: DarkEternalNight on September 09, 2011, 06:58:37 PM
The drum sound on these songs sound terrific. The previous albums' were pretty bad.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 09, 2011, 08:20:14 PM
I want this album more than anything.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 09, 2011, 09:06:20 PM
I want this album more than anything.

 Indeed  :tup

Time crawls when waiting for new albums... and pizza delivery :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Cynicalamity on September 09, 2011, 11:32:11 PM
Just happen to be listening to Leviathan now.

Such a great album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 10, 2011, 05:23:14 AM
The special edition The Hunter is only £9 on Play !! *ordered*...  :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 10, 2011, 06:10:13 AM
I think the name "Mastodon" suits the music so perfectly, it literally sounds like something huge and colossal.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on September 10, 2011, 09:16:27 AM
I think the name "Mastodon" suits the music so perfectly, it literally sounds like something huge and colossal.
Absolutely agree! I've allways thought Mastodon and Gojira had names that fitted their music so well!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 10, 2011, 10:45:20 AM
Primus too I think. Or maybe that's because you just associate Primus with wacky music. :D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on September 15, 2011, 03:58:17 AM
Song samples!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005MYLMF6/ref=dm_sp_alb

Sounds amazing. Despite the rumours of Dave Grohl NOT playing on the album, does anything think the scream at the beginning of the Blasteroids clip sounds a lot like him; or at least one of the voices?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 15, 2011, 09:24:32 AM
Nice find !  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 15, 2011, 09:29:02 AM
Who the hell is that singing on The Creature Lives ?   :huh:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 15, 2011, 09:37:39 AM
Who the hell is that singing on The Creature Lives ?   :huh:

I don't know, but I wish he'd stop.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 15, 2011, 02:48:49 PM
Dry Bone Valley sounds so intense.  :metal

The riffs from the sample sound absolutely killer, I can't wait!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 15, 2011, 02:50:04 PM
Who the hell is that singing on The Creature Lives ?   :huh:

I don't know, but I wish he'd stop.

Sounds like Brann Dailor, the drummer.

-Sorry for the double post.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 15, 2011, 06:14:50 PM
Those samples sounded really awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 15, 2011, 06:18:46 PM
This will be a top 10 album for sure to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 15, 2011, 07:18:20 PM
I immediately listened to the sample of Bedazzled Fingernails just to see if it was a joke song. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 16, 2011, 05:53:15 PM
Here is a link of the Special Edition samples on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Hunter-Deluxe/dp/B005N4S9R4/ref=dm_ap_alb12

The Ruiner sounds absolutely crushing!  :metal  :metal  :metal  :metal  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 16, 2011, 06:36:12 PM
Glad I got the Special Edition. I much prefer that artwork.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 16, 2011, 06:37:13 PM
Glad I got the Special Edition. I much prefer that artwork.

Yeah, it matches the other album covers much more too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 16, 2011, 06:40:55 PM
Glad I got the Special Edition. I much prefer that artwork.

Yeah, it matches the other album covers much more too.

Indeed, I think the darker color suits the sound of the band as well.

I hope the Special Edition is available at Specs or FYE.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 16, 2011, 07:08:20 PM
It looks more like the Blood Mountain artwork.

And so far, the music sounds like Blood Mountain crossed with Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on September 16, 2011, 08:22:33 PM
Would be strange since I'm looking forward to it a lot yet those two are my least favorite albums by them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 16, 2011, 11:52:16 PM
Some reviews are up!

I'll post some of the others tomorrow but for now, here goes!

http://m.craveonline.com/music/reviews/174444-review-mastodon-the-hunter

 :biggrin:  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 17, 2011, 01:02:27 PM
Quote from: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=19330
Mastodon have announced a string of North American tour dates in November with support from The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang.

Mastodon's fifth album, The Hunter, is scheduled for release on September 27.

Tour Itinerary:

Nov. 1 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern Theater
Nov. 2 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Nov. 3 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theater
Nov. 5 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Nov. 6 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
Nov. 7 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Nov. 8 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Nov. 9 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
Nov. 11 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre
Nov. 12 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Ballroom
Nov. 13 St. Louis, MO Pop's
Nov. 14 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
Nov. 16 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Nov. 17 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Nov. 19 New York, NY Terminal 5
Nov. 20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Nov. 21 Boston, MA House of Blues
Nov. 23 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Nov. 25 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Nov. 26 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Nov. 27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Nov. 28 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Nov. 29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Dec. 1 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues



Epic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 17, 2011, 01:40:29 PM
Not a single Texas date? Fucking seriously?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on September 17, 2011, 03:39:52 PM
lolTexas
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 19, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
Anyone got it yet? Downloading now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 19, 2011, 11:56:44 AM
Wish I could go see them, but at the time they're playing I have to finish a massive research paper so I can't make it :(

On a positive note though, the new album is fucking amazing and I've only listened to it once.  How am I supposed to study for my human resources test with this to listen to?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 19, 2011, 12:08:38 PM
First listen coming up shortly. Also got Haken's new album so today is pretty awesome :D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 19, 2011, 12:09:36 PM
I'll wait until I get it in the mail. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 19, 2011, 01:09:14 PM
First listen: it fucking rules.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 19, 2011, 01:18:29 PM
First listen: it fucking rules.
Fucking agh, I really really really really really really want to listen this, and you saying it rules, and reading the Mastodon interview in Decibel isn't helping FUUUUUCCCKKK
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 19, 2011, 01:33:33 PM
Just listen to it.  Its too fucking good to put off like this.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 19, 2011, 01:35:18 PM
Just listen to it.  Its too fucking good to put off like this.
I have to, I'm holding a listening party, and I want to be just as amazed as everyone else.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 19, 2011, 01:36:52 PM
Just close your eyes and pretend that everything's fine.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 19, 2011, 02:05:37 PM
All I know aside from the 3 songs they've leaked, someone told me it sounded like it was just Crack the Skye songs not good enough to be on Crack the Skye,  I laughed at him.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 19, 2011, 02:08:49 PM
I'm only on Curl of the Burl and this is already a contender for album of the year.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 19, 2011, 02:10:04 PM
All I know aside from the 3 songs they've leaked, someone told me it sounded like it was just Crack the Skye songs not good enough to be on Crack the Skye,  I laughed at him.

Its nothing like Crack the Skye.  Its like nothing else they've done.  The closest comparison is probably Blood Mountain, but more unpredictable.  And better. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 19, 2011, 02:11:14 PM
All I know aside from the 3 songs they've leaked, someone told me it sounded like it was just Crack the Skye songs not good enough to be on Crack the Skye,  I laughed at him.

Its nothing like Crack the Skye.  Its like nothing else they've done.  The closest comparison is probably Blood Mountain, but more unpredictable.  And better.
Yeah, I didn't take him seriously.  I CAN'T WAIT TIL NEXT TUESDAY.
You guys, I'll probably post my cum stained skinny jeans next Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 19, 2011, 02:12:19 PM
Just sounds like Mastodon, not any album in paticular.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 19, 2011, 02:16:40 PM
Just sounds like Mastodon, not any album in paticular.
This.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 19, 2011, 02:41:32 PM
Beginning of Creature Lives = MASSIVE Dark Side of the Moon homage.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on September 19, 2011, 03:15:57 PM
:2metal: :2metal: Bedazzled Fingernails :2metal: :2metal:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 19, 2011, 03:38:02 PM
:2metal: :2metal: Bedazzled Fingernails :2metal: :2metal:

This, This and This  :metal  :metal  :metal  :metal  :metal  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 19, 2011, 06:09:52 PM
This album is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on September 19, 2011, 06:22:31 PM
So psyched to listen tonight
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 19, 2011, 06:23:20 PM
Even if I wanted to listen to it I couldn't.  University has very strict policy on torrenting.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 19, 2011, 06:24:18 PM
I quite enjoyed that. The title track is my initial favorite. The guitar solos are just plain nuts.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: EasterDavy on September 19, 2011, 06:46:22 PM
Any thoughts on the production as of yet?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jaq on September 19, 2011, 08:39:37 PM
Holy fucking shit, what an amazing album. I had nothing against Crack the Skye, don't get me wrong, but damn, I'm glad they abandoned the big concepts and ideas and just did a straight up rocking album. Too early to compare against the rest of their work but I haven't been this excited on first listen since Leviathan.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on September 19, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
I'm worried the novelty of new Mastodon will wear off and it'll sound stale.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 19, 2011, 11:03:41 PM
This album is so goddamn awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 19, 2011, 11:04:53 PM
Holy fucking shit, what an amazing album. I had nothing against Crack the Skye, don't get me wrong, but damn, I'm glad they abandoned the big concepts and ideas and just did a straight up rocking album. Too early to compare against the rest of their work but I haven't been this excited on first listen since Leviathan.

This has me excited.  This is exactly what I wanted them to do.  I can't wait to listen to it.  I for one, was very disappointed with CTS.  I'm so glad they are going back to this sort of style.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 20, 2011, 05:59:35 AM
This is my favorite Mastodon album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Bedwetting Cosmonaut on September 20, 2011, 08:01:01 AM
So blown away. On my 3rd full listen now.

Creature Lives :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 20, 2011, 10:40:14 AM
They are streaming the whole album on youtube a week before release:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffWVlG8rK9k&feature=player_embedded

I must say these songs rock! I loved Crack the Skye and this is a good follow up to just write some rocking songs  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 20, 2011, 10:46:36 AM
I'm gonna hold off and deal with it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 20, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
I'm gonna hold off and deal with it.

Does your university have a policy with watching youtube videos too? haha jk. I can see why you wanna hold off
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 20, 2011, 10:58:49 AM
I'm gonna hold off and deal with it.

Does your university have a policy with watching youtube videos too? haha jk. I can see why you wanna hold off
It's like I'm lubricating my ear hymen to be popped.  I'm so tempted though lol.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 20, 2011, 12:19:39 PM
Holy fucking shit, what an amazing album. I had nothing against Crack the Skye, don't get me wrong, but damn, I'm glad they abandoned the big concepts and ideas and just did a straight up rocking album. Too early to compare against the rest of their work but I haven't been this excited on first listen since Leviathan.

Well Leviathan, Blood Mountain, and Crack the Skye were all concept albums.  I doubt they're done with them forever now.  But it is cool to hear what's probably their most "fun" album to date.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 20, 2011, 12:29:48 PM
Second listen was even better than the first. This one might be able to crack the top 10 of the year.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 20, 2011, 12:46:17 PM
http://sputnikmusic.com/review/45664/Mastodon-The-Hunter/

first review up
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 20, 2011, 12:48:23 PM
I thought Sparrow was awesome.  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 20, 2011, 12:50:54 PM
http://sputnikmusic.com/review/45664/Mastodon-The-Hunter/

first review up

I'm glad he likes it but I disagree with his opinions about earlier Mastodon albums.  They hit their stride with Leviathan and haven't really left it (save a few songs on Blood Mountain). 

Also the Sparrow is one of the best songs on the album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 20, 2011, 12:55:32 PM
Yeah a lot of people there hated the prog influence. (personally I loved it.)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 20, 2011, 02:39:20 PM
This album is ridiculous  :lol

Seriously good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 20, 2011, 02:41:29 PM
This album is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 20, 2011, 02:47:28 PM
Have you guys seen this? I just saw it posted on sputnik and I lol'd ridiculously hard.

(http://rgh.cc/albums/userpics/10268/white_whale.png)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 20, 2011, 02:51:06 PM
Yes it's awesome :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 20, 2011, 03:31:09 PM
That makes me lol everytime.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on September 20, 2011, 03:39:55 PM
Old but good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on September 20, 2011, 05:54:09 PM
Might just be me but there's a lot of riffs/songs in major keys which kind of surprises me. Makes the album a little quirky.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 20, 2011, 06:04:18 PM
THIS


ALBUM



IS




AWESOME
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 20, 2011, 06:09:20 PM
Might just be me but there's a lot of riffs/songs in major keys which kind of surprises me. Makes the album a little quirky.

I agree, really adds a unique sound to a lot of the songs/sections.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on September 20, 2011, 06:20:24 PM
THIS


ALBUM



IS




AWESOME
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 20, 2011, 06:27:49 PM
Might just be me but there's a lot of riffs/songs in major keys which kind of surprises me. Makes the album a little quirky.

Yeah.  First listen of "Blasteroids" I was so confused until it hit the super metal part.   :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 20, 2011, 08:57:40 PM
So along with listening to other new releases of today and the month, I've been listening to the rest of Mastodon's catalogue to stave off the temptation of listening to the album early.  I'm liking Leviathan a lot more than I remember.  I mean I've always thought it was a pretty good album, but it's better than I even remember, unghunghungh.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nic35 on September 20, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
SO. FUCKING. GOOD.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MasterShakezula on September 20, 2011, 10:17:04 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 20, 2011, 10:20:49 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?
Hairy, Beardy, and amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MasterShakezula on September 20, 2011, 10:21:29 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?
Hairy, Beardy, and amazing.

So like a heavier, doomier, less melodic DT sans keyboards?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 20, 2011, 10:21:54 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?

Seeing as you like prog, get Crack the Skye IMMEDIATELY.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 20, 2011, 10:25:26 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?

Seeing as you like prog, get Crack the Skye IMMEDIATELY.
Essentially, I'd just go from newest to oldest, as the oldest of their stuff might not be your kind of thing.  Although I love it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 20, 2011, 10:29:07 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?

Seeing as you like prog, get Crack the Skye IMMEDIATELY.
Crack the Skye will skullfuck you then cum right in your brain.

GET IT.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 20, 2011, 10:31:38 PM
First album I've heard by these guys.  Pretty awesome and fresh; I like. 

How's their other stuff sound?

Seeing as you like prog, get Crack the Skye IMMEDIATELY.
Crack the Skye will skullfuck you then cum right in your brain.

GET IT.
Sig'd.
EDIT: Jamming to Crack the Skye, SO FUCKING GOOD.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 21, 2011, 12:40:49 AM
YOOOOOOUU'REE ON FIIIIIIIIRRREEEEE
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on September 21, 2011, 01:16:32 AM
This album is so damn good. :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Bedwetting Cosmonaut on September 21, 2011, 07:27:27 AM
can't get over how amazing this album is

BC
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 21, 2011, 08:16:21 AM
can't get over how amazing this album is

BC

The Creature Lives is like an *actually* really good version of the type of bands that NME and MOJO magazine go nuts over - who think that just having one chord for the whole song, drums on every downbeat  and a string section = automatically good.Like Elbow.

" Oh its really mature music - everything is on the downbeat and there's one chord and a string section. "

 :-\

Creature Lives =  :tup :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on September 21, 2011, 02:50:36 PM
YOOOOOOUU'REE ON FIIIIIIIIRRREEEEE

I absolutely love the vocal harmonies on that part.

It's stargasmic :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on September 21, 2011, 03:14:41 PM
Despite peopel saying Dave Grohl is not playing, does anything think the growl at 0:43 on Blasteroid is him...or at least think he is part of the background vocals? The very end of the growl sounds a lot like him.

Aside from that...sucha  great album. So many stand out tracks. And so much more cohesive than Blood Mountain.


Current Ranking:
Leviathan
The Hunter
Crack the Skye
Remission
Blood Mountain
The Call of the Mastodon
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 21, 2011, 04:00:18 PM
Checking out the album on youtube. It's good stuff!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on September 21, 2011, 06:07:55 PM
Listening to the album for the first time. Now at 'Thickening'. So far, this is pretty much the most fun I've had first listen with a metal album in a while. Sounds like they've totally outdone themselves in another way.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 21, 2011, 06:46:26 PM
Listening to the album for the first time. Now at 'Thickening'. So far, this is pretty much the most fun I've had first listen with a metal album in a while. Sounds like they've totally outdone themselves in another way.

They have never disappointed. Leviathan pretty much blew me away in 2004 and every album has been a step up since.

Anyone hear their Jonah Hex EP? That's also worth a listen. Pretty Epic in places.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: 73109 on September 21, 2011, 07:29:07 PM
On my first listen. Pretty straight forward at this point. Huge props to Creature Lives and Curl of the Burl.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on September 21, 2011, 08:33:19 PM
I really dig this album but I dunno if I'll ever get around to loving it. There's too many songs outside of their realm which never really manifest into anything interesting. I'm actually liking the more traditional ones better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on September 21, 2011, 08:48:23 PM
I love how they've maintained who they are but have definitely delved into some different musical aspects. This shit is killer IMO. :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 22, 2011, 09:15:15 AM
Music video for curl of the burl is out.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/09/22/mastodons-curl-of-the-burl-video-is-a-must-watch/#disqus_thread
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on September 22, 2011, 09:56:02 AM
Only song I've heard so far is Black Tongue, which actually inspires a visceral reaction from me. I can't not move my body when listening to it. Metal at its finest.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: sonatafanica on September 22, 2011, 10:32:02 AM
Music video for curl of the burl is out.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/09/22/mastodons-curl-of-the-burl-video-is-a-must-watch/#disqus_thread


rad as fuuucckkkk
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 22, 2011, 05:29:08 PM
So currently my favorites are Stargasm, All the Heavy Lifting, Octopus Has No Friends, The Hunter, Creature Lives, and The Sparrow. This album is so good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 23, 2011, 05:27:18 AM
Gonna pick this monster up tomorrow, can't wait.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 23, 2011, 08:01:53 AM
But it comes out Tuesday....
If you're going by time machine, can you pick me up a copy?  Pleeeaaaasssseeee
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 23, 2011, 03:41:09 PM
But it comes out Tuesday....
If you're going by time machine, can you pick me up a copy?  Pleeeaaaasssseeee

It should be instore today for sale here in Australia.  We usually get everything the Friday before.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 23, 2011, 04:10:55 PM
But it comes out Tuesday....
If you're going by time machine, can you pick me up a copy?  Pleeeaaaasssseeee

It should be instore today for sale here in Australia.  We usually get everything the Friday before.
:'(
lucky!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on September 23, 2011, 04:13:01 PM
So this album is pretty much god-tier.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 23, 2011, 05:24:52 PM
But it comes out Tuesday....
If you're going by time machine, can you pick me up a copy?  Pleeeaaaasssseeee

It should be instore today for sale here in Australia.  We usually get everything the Friday before.
I think I speak for the rest of the world when I say 'Fuckn' Australia!' :tdwn
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 23, 2011, 05:34:45 PM
Mine was posted on Wednesday, so i'll either have it today or Monday :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 23, 2011, 05:35:14 PM
So this album is pretty much god-tier.

It's insanely good...and it doesnt even seem like 2 and a half years have passed since Crack The Skye came out !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 23, 2011, 05:35:55 PM
To me - " The Hunter " sounds like the album they were aiming for with Crack The Skye.


+ It's staggering how good it is considering it's their 6th album !!  :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on September 23, 2011, 07:00:46 PM
I disagree. CTS succeeded on its own merits and everything from the riffing to song construction sounded 100% purposeful. While some elements from that album are there in The Hunter it's more sparse than anything. It's like hearing elements of an album to come but after the fact, if that makes any sense.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on September 23, 2011, 07:09:00 PM
YOU CAN RUN TO THE SEA
YOU CAN RUN TO THE FOREST

 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 23, 2011, 07:23:33 PM
I disagree. CTS succeeded on its own merits and everything from the riffing to song construction sounded 100% purposeful. While some elements from that album are there in The Hunter it's more sparse than anything. It's like hearing elements of an album to come but after the fact, if that makes any sense.

I see what you're saying and maybe Crack The Skye has been worn in and The Hunter is just fresh but at this early stage I am enjoying The Hunter a lot more immediately than I did with Crack The Skye . :)

There is no song I do not enjoy on Hunter but Quintessence has never clicked with me. Not saying it's bad, it's just my least favourite on that album.  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 23, 2011, 07:31:39 PM
As much as I dig this album, CTS was musical ecstasy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 23, 2011, 08:41:59 PM
So this album is pretty much god-tier.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 23, 2011, 09:39:06 PM
As much as I dig this album, CTS was musical ecstasy.

This.  Kotowboy, CtS is exactly what they intended it to be: this big, sprawling prog epic.  The Hunter is pretty much the exact antithesis, and its still amazing.

God I love this band.

Also, call of the Mastodon is a compilation or old songs.  I tdon't think ists included as as studio album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on September 24, 2011, 12:03:39 AM
Hard to say this early, but I'm thinking TH > CTS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 24, 2011, 06:58:03 AM
As much as I dig this album, CTS was musical ecstasy.

This.  Kotowboy, CtS is exactly what they intended it to be: this big, sprawling prog epic.  The Hunter is pretty much the exact antithesis, and its still amazing.

God I love this band.

Also, call of the Mastodon is a compilation or old songs.  I tdon't think ists included as as studio album.

Well, Brent considers it a full length release, so I include it in albums. :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 25, 2011, 04:31:48 AM
Picked up the new album yesterday.  The DVD was pretty pointless really and the making of was like a total of 5 minutes long with nothing to do with the actual recording of the album.  :facepalm:

From what I've listened to so far it's killer.  I'm a bit let down that the CD/DVD version doesn't have the bonus tracks.  So I actually don't know where you can get them from.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 25, 2011, 06:49:05 PM
Stargasm is seriously my favorite Mastodon song now. I absolutely love the chorus melody, it's insane.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 25, 2011, 06:52:40 PM
Picked up the new album yesterday.  The DVD was pretty pointless really and the making of was like a total of 5 minutes long with nothing to do with the actual recording of the album.  :facepalm:

From what I've listened to so far it's killer.  I'm a bit let down that the CD/DVD version doesn't have the bonus tracks.  So I actually don't know where you can get them from.

They're on iTunes :)  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 25, 2011, 06:56:41 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-hunter-deluxe-version/id462951780

90 seconds of every song from iTunes :)

Obviously the quality is much better than the Youtube sampler and it sounds even better in this quality  ;D ;D

Dry Bone Valley !!!!  :metal :metal


Mastodon are just ridiculously good.  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on September 26, 2011, 03:38:58 AM
This album rocks! I got it in the mail two days ago, and im sorry ADTOE..you've got serious competition!
What really strikes me about this album is that it's so catchy, yet still maintains that Mastodon-magic that got me into them. I was humming along to allmost every song at the second listen, and im still not skipping any tracks. They're all good!
Highlights: Blasteroid, Octopus Has No Friends, The Hunter, Creature Lives and Bedazzled Fingernails.

I WANNA DRINK SOME FUCKING BLOOOOD!!
I WANNA BREAK SOME FUCKING GLAAAAASS!!  :metal  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 26, 2011, 05:34:17 AM
(https://p.twimg.com/AaQ9NUNCQAA129F.jpg:large)


Also - Pretty sure Blasteroids is the first Mastodon song with swearing in ?

I'll let you off this once, but don't turn into Limp Bizkit please  :biggrin:

10/10 for this album and gotta love Brann talking about every song on the DVD :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on September 26, 2011, 09:09:05 AM
Listened to this album for the first time, I enjoyed it.
Have never really been a big Mastodon-fan, back in the days when I listened to a lot of metal, Leviathan and Blood Mountain really kicked my balls, but CtS (while still being a good album) never had the same effect, and as for how much this album will grow, it's hard to tell.

I enjoyed the first spin though, gonna give it a few more this week when I have time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Bedwetting Cosmonaut on September 26, 2011, 09:15:24 AM
THE CREATURE LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: jsem on September 26, 2011, 01:02:23 PM
Listening for the first time... this is amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 26, 2011, 01:03:25 PM
My Pre-order is STILL processing.  So I don't think I'll be getting to listen to it tomorrow.  Pretty upset/pissed off right now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 26, 2011, 01:33:05 PM
If you have Spotify you can listen to it on that, or on the You Tube stream while you wait ?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 26, 2011, 01:38:21 PM
Cd firstttttttttt.
I'm going to be really really stubborn about this lol.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 26, 2011, 03:45:08 PM
Yeah ok . :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 26, 2011, 06:11:28 PM
Dedication.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Bedwetting Cosmonaut on September 27, 2011, 07:55:38 AM
going to pick up the cd/dvd today. can't wait to have my ballsack stomped on by this wonderful band

BC
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 27, 2011, 12:13:13 PM
I just bought the CD this morning. It's pretty cool but it's not a masterpiece or anything.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ariich on September 27, 2011, 12:37:27 PM
So The Hunter is awesome. Best thing they've done, I think.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 27, 2011, 12:38:10 PM
Crack the Skye is still better I think... I'll need more listens though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 27, 2011, 03:05:23 PM
So The Hunter is awesome. Best thing they've done, I think.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 27, 2011, 03:49:31 PM
Got this today and Yeah it kicks a lot of ass  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on September 27, 2011, 04:14:47 PM
At this stage, Leviathan and Blood Mountain are still better.  It's a hell of a lot better than CTS though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 27, 2011, 04:24:11 PM
With Mastodon, it's no longer about which album is better or worse...


AT this point it really is about proving once and for all that there really is no excuse for Korn.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 27, 2011, 04:54:53 PM
At this stage, Leviathan and Blood Mountain are still better.  It's a hell of a lot better than CTS though.

WTF
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on September 27, 2011, 05:14:08 PM
Awesome album so far! Seven tracks in...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 27, 2011, 05:47:49 PM
At this stage, Leviathan and Blood Mountain are still better.  It's a hell of a lot better than CTS though.

Dammit Wolfking
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 27, 2011, 05:59:32 PM
Just got the special edition CD/DVD Digipak thing today. Very glad to have gotten ADToE, Heritage and this all in special edition form the day they each came out and without ever hearing a note of a single one of these albums except for three seconds of Curl of the Burl by accident when I was flipping through the music stations on DirecTV.

This is good. Way better initial reaction than Heritage.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on September 27, 2011, 06:16:51 PM
Of course The Hunter is going to leave a better first impression than Heritage. With The Hunter, you can actually remember what happened after one listen, whereas with Heritage, you can't. It's not a quality thing - it's a difference in the nature of the two kinds of music.

Sorry. I'll try and stop being a Heritage apologist. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 27, 2011, 06:42:09 PM
I'd say this is their best work, at least in my opinion. Literally every song is memorable and it's just such a fun listen. I actually think they've gotten better with each subsequent album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 27, 2011, 07:06:39 PM
At this stage, Leviathan and Blood Mountain are still better.  It's a hell of a lot better than CTS though.

Am I having a Migraine ? I'm reading the words but I can't understand what they say !  ???
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 27, 2011, 08:00:01 PM
Sorry. I'll try and stop being a Heritage apologist. :lol

Heritage, holocaust. Two tri-syllabic h-words that no amount of apology can atone for.

Am I having a Migraine ? I'm reading the words but I can't understand what they say !  ???

Don't know what to tell you on that one but good lord is the packaging and liner notes exquisite for the special edition.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on September 27, 2011, 08:04:09 PM
Got the leak a while ago, but bought the 2 CD edition today.

I'm pretty disappointed at the DVD. "The Making of the Hunter" is actually a 6 minute long video about hardly anything. The Track-by-track commentary is cool, though. I was hoping for a little more.

But all else aside, the music is awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 27, 2011, 08:16:55 PM
Not sure why I see a lot of people comparing Heritage and the Hunter.

The only reason I can think of is because they both start with the letter "H"?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 27, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
...and they were also released at the same time and a lot of people listen to both bands. Makes sense to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 27, 2011, 08:20:35 PM
Yeah but the music is nothing alike.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 27, 2011, 08:21:48 PM
I don't think that's the point of the comparisons. People are just saying that they enjoy The Hunter more than Heritage. Not sure why you're complaining about that comparison tbh.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 27, 2011, 08:26:11 PM
I don't think that's the point of the comparisons. People are just saying that they enjoy The Hunter more than Heritage. Not sure why you're complaining about that comparison tbh.

I wasn't complaining just wondering.

I think they are both great albums but anyway back to the original topic...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 27, 2011, 08:27:24 PM
Stargasm is still the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 27, 2011, 08:29:08 PM
Stargasm is still the greatest thing ever.

Yeah it's one of the best songs. Along with Curl of the Burl, Black Tongue, Creature Lives, and Bedazzled Fingernails.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on September 27, 2011, 08:29:18 PM
Because they were both extremely anticipated on this forum, came out a week apart, and have had very differnet responses.


Not that that's a reason, but that's why.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on September 27, 2011, 08:31:26 PM
Stargasm is still the greatest thing ever.

Yeah it's one of the best songs. Along with Curl of the Burl, Black Tongue, Creature Lives, and Bedazzled Fingernails.

I agree with all of those man, and I'd add The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 27, 2011, 08:33:34 PM
Yeah, I definitely should have included that one :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 27, 2011, 08:34:22 PM
Friday or Saturday boyssss
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: OsMosis2259 on September 27, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
Loving the atmosphere in THE SPARROW when the vocals come in  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Samsara on September 28, 2011, 02:15:06 PM
Mine doesn't get here until Friday.  :'(

Very jealous. I could go listen online now, but don't want to spoil the fun.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ariich on September 28, 2011, 02:38:43 PM
I don't think that's the point of the comparisons. People are just saying that they enjoy The Hunter more than Heritage. Not sure why you're complaining about that comparison tbh.
There's no logical reason for the comparison though. What about all the albums by metal bands that came out this autumn?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 28, 2011, 02:41:31 PM
Those comparisons would be fine too. People aren't comparing if they're similar musically. They're just saying "oh I enjoy this one more." It's really not a big deal.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 28, 2011, 02:42:30 PM
Those comparisons would be fine too. People aren't comparing if they're similar musically. They're just saying "oh I enjoy this one more." It's really not a big deal.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 28, 2011, 02:51:56 PM
I PUT MY HANDS, AROUND HIS THROAT

YOU'RE ON FIIIIIIREEEEEEEEEE

DEAAATTTTHH OOFF THEEEEEE SUUUUN

HEAD DOWN RUNNING FROM THEEE BEAAAAASSSSSSSST

my favs
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on September 28, 2011, 03:23:37 PM
JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTT CLOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRR EYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
AND PRE-TEND THAT EVERYTHING'S FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 28, 2011, 04:02:23 PM
AHHHHHH AH AH AH AHHHHHH
AHHHHHHA H AH AH HHHHHHH
AHHHHHH AH AH AH AH HHHHHH

THE CREEAAATURE LIIIIIVES !

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 29, 2011, 03:21:59 AM
The Needle Drop video review of The Hunter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApMeFBLy3v0&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 29, 2011, 07:15:43 AM
Understood where he was coming from and respected his well-written review until he said that Torche was better than The Hunter.  Fuck that band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 29, 2011, 07:17:10 AM
I'm not a fan of the guy most of the time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2011, 08:20:54 AM
Is there seriously anything *NOT* to like about The Hunter ?

Outstanding production - drums sound fantastic.

Guitars are beefy and the vocal melodies are gorgeous.

The songs are amongst the best the band have done and there's no weak moment ( depending on your opinion of Creature Lives. )
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Sigz on September 29, 2011, 10:36:53 AM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 29, 2011, 12:54:42 PM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.

Let's not say anything TOO crazy. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jaq on September 29, 2011, 01:21:45 PM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.

Let's not say anything TOO crazy.

But it does.  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Pyroph on September 29, 2011, 04:17:37 PM
I believe the first time I heard Mastodon was from Rock Band. It was Colony of Birchmen from Blood Mountain and I didn't really care for it. I've had forms of Leviathan and Crack the Skye but I haven't really taken the time to listen to them. I think I'm going to change that tonight and buy The Hunter, because the songs I've heard at first didn't appeal to me but damn they're growing now.

I'm also probably going to buy most of their discog., is Remission worth it or not?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 29, 2011, 04:18:41 PM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.

Let's not say anything TOO crazy.

But it does.  :)

 :|
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 29, 2011, 04:23:04 PM
I believe the first time I heard Mastodon was from Rock Band. It was Colony of Birchmen from Blood Mountain and I didn't really care for it. I've had forms of Leviathan and Crack the Skye but I haven't really taken the time to listen to them. I think I'm going to change that tonight and buy The Hunter, because the songs I've heard at first didn't appeal to me but damn they're growing now.

I'm also probably going to buy most of their discog., is Remission worth it or not?
If you like aggressive sludge metal yes.  I do.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on September 29, 2011, 04:25:18 PM
Is there seriously anything *NOT* to like about The Hunter ?

Not enough Grade A songs/riffs and many of the songs don't really resolve into anything super interesting. As a collection of songs it kicks some ass but as an album it's a little too scattershot to make me really wanna listen to the whole thing. The experimentation is cool but most of the time they sound best when they're sticking to the regular Mastodon sound ("Black Tongue", "Spectrelight", and to a certain extent "Curl Of The Burl"). The songs will grow on me, though, but it just doesn't flow very well as an album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 29, 2011, 04:26:57 PM
Remission's 'aight.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 29, 2011, 05:37:12 PM
Crack The Skye

Blood Mountain

Leviathan


Not sure where to put The Hunter, and I never bothered with Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on September 29, 2011, 05:51:34 PM
Crack The Skye

Blood Mountain

Leviathan


Not sure where to put The Hunter, and I never bothered with Remission.

GO BOTHER WITH REMISSION NOW!

It's worth it
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2011, 05:52:52 PM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2011, 05:55:12 PM
Is there seriously anything *NOT* to like about The Hunter ?

Not enough Grade A songs/riffs and many of the songs don't really resolve into anything super interesting. As a collection of songs it kicks some ass but as an album it's a little too scattershot to make me really wanna listen to the whole thing. The experimentation is cool but most of the time they sound best when they're sticking to the regular Mastodon sound ("Black Tongue", "Spectrelight", and to a certain extent "Curl Of The Burl"). The songs will grow on me, though, but it just doesn't flow very well as an album.

I disagree ! I think it flows great from start to finish ! :)

And I love that there is a new sound on there.

They don't put out the exact same album every 2 years like Motorhead - AC/DC - Slayer etc..
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 29, 2011, 05:57:37 PM
Yeah I agree that it doesn't really feel like a coherent album but more like a collection of good songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2011, 06:08:36 PM
Crack The Skye and The Hunter are so awesome, that I think Mastodon might put out albus of this quality for a while. They don't seem to have any trouble doing so.

When they finally put out a "bad" album, it will almost be a shock. Or at least " Well, it had to happen at SOME point !  :eek "
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on September 29, 2011, 09:21:49 PM
The fact that this album is so good even though the guys just kinda went into it like "eh, let's make a record just for the hell of it" tells me that we have some serious musical geniuses here, and that we won't be seeing a letdown for a while.

As far as flow goes, maybe I just don't really give a shit, but the album seems to flow fine to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on September 29, 2011, 09:23:52 PM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.

Let's not say anything TOO crazy.

But it does.  :)

Quoted for truth. It's so much better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: toro on September 29, 2011, 09:32:19 PM
ALBUM OF THE YEAR ALL YEARS HOLY SHIT IT'S SO FUCKING GOOD!


























CAPS LOCK!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on September 30, 2011, 06:30:46 AM
Grace for Drowning and Arrows & Anchors are still better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on September 30, 2011, 07:40:03 AM
It probably isn't in my top30 or so, but for anyone who really loves Mastodon, I can see if they would rank it very high. :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on September 30, 2011, 08:01:18 AM
Holy hell this album blows CTS out of the water.

Let's not say anything TOO crazy.

But it does.  :)

Quoted for truth. It's so much better.

God Dammit Gadough
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 30, 2011, 08:46:47 AM
Definitely beats the shit out of Crack the Skye.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on September 30, 2011, 08:50:45 AM
Naw, Crack the Skye is still the more powerful album.


Regardless, this album kicks nuts.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Starkweather on September 30, 2011, 09:01:17 AM
The only good Mastodon album is Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on September 30, 2011, 09:18:38 AM
The only good Mastodon album is Remission.
Kill yourself. If this is the part of your life that you are at, then you obviously are not living happily. Therefore there is nothing else to live for.



Obviously.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Starkweather on September 30, 2011, 09:23:43 AM
I didn't know being happy was requisite upon liking sludge.

I'll just listen to Repugnant instead.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on September 30, 2011, 09:26:28 AM
Yes, because Crack the Skye is definitely nothing but sludge metal.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Starkweather on September 30, 2011, 09:35:50 AM
It's not.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 10:16:01 AM
The only good Mastodon album is Remission.
:facepalm:
Seriously?  If you really need Remission style Mastodon so bad, there's also Mose Giganticus and Knut you know?  I mean I like them too, but you have such a shallow window of whatever the hell it is that makes you say Mastodon's only good album is Remission.  Fucking A man.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Starkweather on September 30, 2011, 11:20:12 AM
Yes, my liking of a single album from a otherwise mediocre and overrated band makes me have a small window of knowledge (I'm assuming that's what you are saying) of sludge.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 11:37:51 AM
Yes, my liking of a single album from a otherwise mediocre and overrated band makes me have a small window of knowledge (I'm assuming that's what you are saying) of sludge.
Mediocre and overrated?  :lol
I didn't mean knowledge of sludge, I can't even explain, its just really comes off as arrogant and dumb.
Repugnant's a death metal band anyways, and their lead member is actually The Nameless Ghoul in Ghost :D
Ghost is radular as fuck.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on September 30, 2011, 11:39:48 AM
Mastodon: The most serious of businesses
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2011, 11:39:53 AM
If you want more "early" Mastodon - you might find Baroness to be more your taste.  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 11:42:39 AM
If you want more "early" Mastodon - you might find Baroness to be more your taste.  :tup
They're similar in tones, but I actually disagree when they're lumped together.  They're really diverse and different.  But then again, Baroness is awesome as well so might as well recommend them lol.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Samsara on September 30, 2011, 12:01:26 PM
Just got the album last night. I'm on spin two of the album. LOVE the emphasis on vocal harmonies. This is a killer record. Very, very cool. It departs a bit from Crack the Skye, but that's totally fine. Love the tunes.

I know some folks may be taken aback at the shorter, more accessible songs, but I think as long as they go into the longer epics again in the future, this was a nice change of pace. Could help bring in new fans as well.

Totally impressed. Loving it.   :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on September 30, 2011, 12:10:18 PM
If you want more "early" Mastodon - you might find Baroness to be more your taste.  :tup
They're similar in tones, but I actually disagree when they're lumped together.  They're really diverse and different.  But then again, Baroness is awesome as well so might as well recommend them lol.

They're pretty different, but it's hard to be a fan of one and not the other.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 12:11:50 PM
If you want more "early" Mastodon - you might find Baroness to be more your taste.  :tup
They're similar in tones, but I actually disagree when they're lumped together.  They're really diverse and different.  But then again, Baroness is awesome as well so might as well recommend them lol.

They're pretty different, but it's hard to be a fan of one and not the other.
Very True.  I'd recommend Mose Giganticus to you guys as well C:  The three make a shit ton of awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Starkweather on September 30, 2011, 01:17:40 PM
Mediocre and overrated?  :lol
I didn't mean knowledge of sludge, I can't even explain, its just really comes off as arrogant and dumb.
Repugnant's a death metal band anyways, and their lead member is actually The Nameless Ghoul in Ghost :D
Ghost is radular as fuck.

Then what you should have said was that my opinion, according to you, is arrogant and dumb. I know they're death metal, I'm just on a swedeath kick lately and felt like pimping them.

Why none of you are recommending acid bath and eyehategod is beyond me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 01:19:16 PM
Mediocre and overrated?  :lol
I didn't mean knowledge of sludge, I can't even explain, its just really comes off as arrogant and dumb.
Repugnant's a death metal band anyways, and their lead member is actually The Nameless Ghoul in Ghost :D
Ghost is radular as fuck.

Then what you should have said was that my opinion, according to you, is arrogant and dumb. I know they're death metal, I'm just on a swedeath kick lately and felt like pimping them.

Why none of you are recommending acid bath and eyehategod is beyond me.
This isn't the sludgemetal recommendation thread, and they're not very similar to Mastodon duh.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Starkweather on September 30, 2011, 01:22:37 PM
Have fun holding that view while simultaneously recommending sludge bands. Anyways I don't want to let this thread get derailed, so I'll just say that I own all the mastodon albums besides their newest, and I liked them quite a bit, but I only enjoy Remission anymore before leaving <3
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 01:25:26 PM
Have fun holding that view while simultaneously recommending sludge bands. Anyways I don't want to let this thread get derailed, so I'll just say that I own all the mastodon albums besides their newest, and I liked them quite a bit, but I only enjoy Remission anymore before leaving <3
Recommending bands similar to Mastodon,  derp.  Your point?
EDIT: Exemption.  Metalsucks just showed me them.  I disagree aside from some of the riffage, still pretty good though and their album is free of bandcamp.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2011, 01:49:05 PM
Have fun holding that view while simultaneously recommending sludge bands. Anyways I don't want to let this thread get derailed, so I'll just say that I own all the mastodon albums besides their newest, and I liked them quite a bit, but I only enjoy Remission anymore before leaving <3

Now now now .... lets not get all....



...



Sludgemental  :hat
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on September 30, 2011, 01:59:37 PM
Crack the Skye remains the better album for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 30, 2011, 02:16:05 PM
Crack the Skye remains the better album for me.

I think this, but the new album is still really awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 30, 2011, 03:04:54 PM
I'm curious. I like Remission a hair better than Leviathan and everything else much less. I've been into them since '04 (when the video for March of the Fire Ants began getting airplay on the watered-down nouveau Headbanger's Ball) so I guess that makes me an old-timer in their fanbase's ranks. Do any other old-timers not like Remission/Leviathan more than the stuff released since?

CtS has grown on me a fair bit and I hope TH does as well but a couple listens in I'm still searching for even one KILLER RIFF :metal moment but nothing's grabbed me yet. I'll keep giving it a full spin at least once every couple day's with optimism.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2011, 03:59:58 PM
Been a fan since Blood & Thunder and i've loved every thing they've put out.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 04:02:46 PM
I've loved everything they've put out.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2011, 04:04:39 PM
I've loved everything they've put out.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Sigz on September 30, 2011, 04:26:06 PM
Guys, let's take a minute and be honest with one another.

Leviathan is still their best album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 04:27:37 PM
Guys, let's take a minute and be honest with one another.

Leviathan is still their best album.
I haven't heard The Hunter yet, but CtS and BM are still my favorites.  Leviathan and Remission are tied for second place though lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on September 30, 2011, 04:28:37 PM
Guys, let's take a minute and be honest with one another.

Leviathan is still their best album.
Why do you suck so much?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: bss4life15 on September 30, 2011, 07:29:59 PM
Guys, let's take a minute and be honest with one another.

Leviathan is still their best album.
no
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2011, 07:34:48 PM
The only good Mastodon album is Remission.

I agree with you...







It's their only "good" album.......



The rest however, are "awesome" . :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 30, 2011, 07:40:59 PM
Leviathan is awesome, just not as awesome as Crack the Skye.

Not sure where I'd place The Hunter, but it's pretty awesome so far.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2011, 07:43:28 PM
My ranking at the moment.

1.Crack The Skye / The Hunter
2.Leviathan
3.Blood Mountain
4.Remission
5.Jonah Hex EP / Call Of The Mastodon.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Plasmastrike on October 01, 2011, 10:36:31 AM
Crack The Skye got me into this band.

I've given some tracks from their other albums a shot, but none really grabbed me. I've also been keeping up with this thread and finally decided to give The Hunter a spin.

Man, Stargasm started as I began typing this post. These guys make me smile. Their tone and instrumentation on this album is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on October 01, 2011, 05:00:59 PM
Crack The Skye is their best album, with Leviathan coming close behind it
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: XianL on October 01, 2011, 05:57:10 PM
Listening to The Hunter for the first time....it's a weird album. "Creature Lives" is playing currently, such a different song compared to everything else they've done.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 01, 2011, 07:26:06 PM
I love how The Hunter is different enough to be a logical progression from Crack The Skye. Yet familiar enough to not be too much of a 180 like

Metallica did when they followed up Metallica with Load.

I can hear Leviathan, Blood Mountain, Remission, Crack The Skye PLUS something new in The Hunter, which is quite a feat in itself.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on October 01, 2011, 08:12:02 PM
I finally got my copy of The Hunter and damn is it good, I rate it right up there with CTS.   :hat

Blown away by the sound and I just had back to back to back listening session with Heritage and ADTOE thrown into the mix also (Just got them in the mail as well).

I may have overdone it  :lol  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: juice on October 01, 2011, 08:16:32 PM
So I'm thinking about getting my first Mastadon album.  Crack the Skye or The Hunter?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on October 01, 2011, 08:26:45 PM
Crack the Skye, but I think you'll enjoy either one.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on October 01, 2011, 08:28:36 PM
So I'm thinking about getting my first Mastadon album.  Crack the Skye or The Hunter?

Since we're on a prog forum I'd suggest Crack The Skye as it is the proggiest of Mastodon's releases.

That being said, The Hunter is still a compelling album and is easily one of the best releases to come out this year. Not to mention it is simply a blast to listen to.

All IMHO.  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on October 01, 2011, 08:32:58 PM
Man. The Hunter. What an album!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 01, 2011, 08:38:53 PM
Man. The Hunter. What an album!

Yep. It's one of the most entertaining listens of the year, and I love it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on October 01, 2011, 11:01:24 PM
Leviathan is Mastodon's best album.

I haven't listened to Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on October 01, 2011, 11:13:01 PM
So, I've never heard Mastodon for a single second of my life until last night and I listened to The Hunter in its entirety, and I really enjoyed it and I think I'll delve more into the backlog of Mastodon... But I don't see how anyone of sane mind can even compare this to Heritage. Not to start shit, don't be getting up all in mah face, otay? Otaygoodthanks. But really... This doesn't come anywhere near touching the glorious anus of Heritage. It wallows in it's shit, which still smells better than the perfume that The Hunter wears. With that said, I truly think this album is a masterpiece in its own right.

But then I see another comparison to Opeth, and I laugh. Then I weep. Deeply.

And I ask myself once more, "Why don't I see more comparisons of Between the Buried and Me's 'Colors' to Simon and Garfunkel's 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on October 01, 2011, 11:33:31 PM
No one's comparing it, just posting that they like it or prefer it to Heritage. Nothing wrong with that.

Just like I prefer Between the Buried and Me to... say Lady Gaga.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on October 01, 2011, 11:46:01 PM
No one's comparing it, just posting that they like it or prefer it to Heritage. Nothing wrong with that.

Just like I prefer Between the Buried and Me to... say Lady Gaga.

I don't have a problem with it in the least, people can compare whatever music they'd like to and I'll be dandy as a hookahbaiyo, but it just strikes me as odd. Not to mention I can't see this band coming close to touching the gloriousness that is Opeth no matter how many songs I listen to, but that's based off of a single album I've listened to once so fukitol. And yeah, I said 'see' as if I'm reading a bunch of comparisons but it was mainly the few that were made when the two were released and the rest is a friend of mine who happens to lurk at this forum a shit ton (I've told him to make an account thousands of times (srsly, thousands. dual parenthases fuck yeah) and he still resists like a pansy bitch; so fukitol) and is comparing them like they were two peas in a pod when I can't find a single god damn simularity between the two. I think they just so happened to release around the same time and it just so happened that many memebers on this forum like both bands...maybe, I don't know, but it weirds me out, man. It really does. It's like one guy comparing Cher and The Misfits, it just gives me a bad vibe and makes me want to give someone a golden shower or something. I don't know. But if I were God, I'd outlaw that shit pronto.

P.S. I was under the impression that if someone posts that they like one album over another, it's a comparison. Is it not? Just a thought...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on October 02, 2011, 09:09:50 AM
Guys let's talk about the Hunter, not the albums that have been out for like 5 years.

The Hunter is fantastic. Man, I love the Cynic-esque vocodor vocals in "Bedazzled Fingernails". So fuckin' cool. Isn't "fuckin' cool" like a synonym for Mastodon anyway?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on October 02, 2011, 11:53:41 AM
Great album :metal (new listener btw, I will check out CTS later)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on October 02, 2011, 12:04:47 PM
What a great album!

Also, "Creature Lives" sounds like a Christmas song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jamesman42 on October 02, 2011, 12:15:49 PM
Had a second listen of the new album today. It's good, needs more time to digest but it's great.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 02, 2011, 12:24:04 PM
AND THEN WE SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE

BUT YOU'RE NOT HEEEEEERE
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 03, 2011, 11:01:56 AM
IT CAME IN, I'M ON STARGASM, GUYS


ITS SO GOOD
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: jsem on October 03, 2011, 11:18:18 AM
Crack the Skye remains the better album for me.

I think this, but the new album is still really awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 03, 2011, 12:24:53 PM
IT CAME IN, I'M ON STARGASM, GUYS


ITS SO GOOD
Just wait for Creature Lives :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 03, 2011, 12:41:46 PM
Holy shit guys, this album is soooooooooooo goddamned good!! :metal
The Sparrow is such a good ender.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on October 03, 2011, 12:44:18 PM
Pursue happiness with diligence :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: juice on October 03, 2011, 01:10:34 PM
I ended up ordering Crack the Skye.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: jsem on October 03, 2011, 01:11:28 PM
I ended up ordering Crack the Skye.
:tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 03, 2011, 01:21:09 PM
Holy shit guys, this album is soooooooooooo goddamned good!! :metal
The Sparrow is such a good ender.

You can buy Ruiner & Deathbound from iTunes if you want. 15 track album then.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 03, 2011, 01:22:25 PM
If you arrive to Mastodon late - work backwards.

I've been a fan since 2004 so every album has sounded like a logical progression to me.

I can't imagine listening to Crack The Skye then hearing Call Of The Mastodon.

It's like two different bands.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 03, 2011, 01:29:25 PM
Holy shit guys, this album is soooooooooooo goddamned good!! :metal
The Sparrow is such a good ender.

You can buy Ruiner & Deathbound from iTunes if you want. 15 track album then.
I really wish the deluxe edition came with them.  But I'm willing to spend $2 easily lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 03, 2011, 01:37:59 PM
I got the CD/ DVD package for £9 so an extra £1.98 is nothing really.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 03, 2011, 01:41:05 PM
I got mine for $15 so I'm alright with $2 added on.  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on October 03, 2011, 02:59:40 PM
I bought mine at Hot Topic for $9.99 so two dollars seems good for two songs  :).

First time I bought something there in years  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 03, 2011, 08:48:25 PM
Song ranking time!

Stargasm
Octopus Has No Friends
Creature Lives
Black Tongue
All the Heavy Lifting
Blasteroid
The Hunter
Curl of the Burl
The Sparrow
Spectrelight
Bedazzled Fingernails
Dry Bone Valley
Thickening

That was actually really hard.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 03, 2011, 08:53:24 PM
I've only gotten to listen to it once, plus I don't know if I could possibly rate the songs, I love them all so much.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 04, 2011, 03:34:33 AM
The songs are all too good to be placed in "order". I never pick a song at the moment.

I usually just start from black tongue and stop after The Sparrow ( duh ).

Usually i've memorised the running order for new albums by now but this is taking longer since I just listen to it and don't really

Pay attention to what the song is called..   :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on October 04, 2011, 04:39:42 AM
Here we go. This is a tough one!

Octopus Has No Friends
Blasteroid
The Hunter
Black Tongue
Creature Lives
Bedazzled Fingernails
Stargasm
Curl of the Burl
All the Heavy Lifting
Spectrelight
The Sparrow
Thickening
Dry Bone Valley

The funny thing is, the four lowest ranked songs are great as well! I never skip them!  :D

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on October 04, 2011, 10:05:18 AM
Something like this...(more or less):

All Heavy Lifting
Stargasm
Octopus Has No Friends
Blasteroid
Dry Bone Valley
The Hunter
Curl of the Burl
Bedazzled Fingernails
Creature Lives
Thickening
The Sparrow
Spectrelight
Black Tongue

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: bosk1 on October 04, 2011, 10:11:55 AM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2uptybp.jpg)
IT CAME IN!!!!

Guess I won't be getting this one after all.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Buckethead on October 04, 2011, 10:55:52 AM
This album is making a very good challenge for #1 album of the year for me. It's just SO good. I can't get over it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 04, 2011, 04:55:38 PM
Of eff are we ranking the songs now?  Um...

Stargasm
Spectrelight
Black Tongue
The Hunter
All the Heavy Lifting
Octopus Has No Friends
The Sparrow
Curl of the Burl
Blasteroids
Dry Bone Valley
Creature Lives
Bedazzled Fingernails
Thickening

FUCK that was hard.  Not a bad song on there. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on October 04, 2011, 05:26:02 PM
It is way too hard to rank songs on this album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: FiberglassMoon on October 04, 2011, 05:52:33 PM
Amazing album, not a single bad song on it. There is no way in hell I could realistically rank songs on this album.  It's definitely in my top 5 for the year so far, and could be a top 3 album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 04, 2011, 06:05:02 PM
I'm pretty sure all of the songs are interchangeable in their ranks since they're all so awesome, except for Stargasm. That one will remain my favorite.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 04, 2011, 06:17:23 PM
It is way too hard to rank songs on A Mastodon album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 04, 2011, 06:23:56 PM
Kind of pissed that the making of documentary is basically about three minutes of nothing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 05, 2011, 05:24:46 AM
Kind of pissed that the making of documentary is basically about three minutes of nothing.

Yeah, I was really pissed about this too, the DVD is therefore basically worthless.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 05, 2011, 08:05:52 AM
It has Deathbound's music video too though.. and something else I can't remember.
I LOVE  how well they mixed clean vocals with growls in this album.  THE DYNAMICS HOLY SHIT.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: emtee on October 05, 2011, 09:05:39 AM
B-mouth just posted they sold 39K copies in the first week...that's more than DT. WUT? I'm really surprised by that.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on October 05, 2011, 09:09:00 AM
Crack the Skye remains the better album for me.

I think this, but the new album is still really awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 05, 2011, 09:12:33 AM
B-mouth just posted they sold 39K copies in the first week...that's more than DT. WUT? I'm really surprised by that.
Mastodon has the prog crowd AND the modern metal crowd. I can't believe they didn't sell more.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on October 05, 2011, 10:04:52 AM
From their Facebook:

"Don't miss Mastodon on "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight on CBS, where they'll perform 'Curl of the Burl' live. The show starts at 11:35pm/10:35 central."
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on October 05, 2011, 10:07:24 AM
awesomesauce
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 05, 2011, 10:09:23 AM
B-mouth just posted they sold 39K copies in the first week...that's more than DT. WUT? I'm really surprised by that.

I'm not.  This album deserves the sales more than DT's did.  Plus, as UMH said, they have progheads and modern metal fans (and opening for Metallica a bajillion times doesn't hurt your popularity).  And it helps that this album is just another masterpiece in their catalog.  Plus, this is their most accessible album, so those who heard the full youtube stream (great damage control against leaks, btw.  Take note, Roadrunner!) probably liked it enough to buy a copy. 

EDIT: Cool to see them on Letterman again.  I remember watching them play "Oblivion" back in 2009 and Letterman commented on how "terrified" he was and then the camera panned to Brent.  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on October 05, 2011, 10:10:45 AM
I still prefer CtS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 05, 2011, 10:11:42 AM
I still prefer CtS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Samsara on October 05, 2011, 10:30:44 AM
I like the new album a lot. I prefer Crack the Skye, but it's really a little unfair to compare it to CtS, because to me, that was one of the finest albums released in the progressive/metal genres in the last 15-20 years.

Can't wait to see them live next month.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on October 05, 2011, 10:37:58 AM
After a few more spins I like but don't love this album. I feel like I'm in the minority here but there's way too many songs that are just okay. Seems more like a B-side collection the more I listen to it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on October 05, 2011, 10:50:57 AM
After a few more spins I like but don't love this album. I feel like I'm in the minority here but there's way too many songs that are just okay. Seems more like a B-side collection the more I listen to it.

Yeah..
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 05, 2011, 10:53:28 AM
After a few more spins I like but don't love this album. I feel like I'm in the minority here but there's way too many songs that are just okay. Seems more like a B-side collection the more I listen to it.

I kind of agree. I still think Black Tongue, Curl and Stargasm are incredible, but the rest doesn't really compare. Not that it's bad by any stretch, still a great album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Samsara on October 05, 2011, 10:57:15 AM
I wouldn't say that it sounds b-side-ish. But I think the totality of the tracks doesn't measure up with what is on CtS.

And to me, that's ok. CtS was one of those special records.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on October 05, 2011, 12:46:53 PM
After a few more spins I like but don't love this album. I feel like I'm in the minority here but there's way too many songs that are just okay. Seems more like a B-side collection the more I listen to it.

I think it's really good, but I'm not as high on it as most of the people here.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 05, 2011, 12:52:59 PM
After a few more spins I like but don't love this album. I feel like I'm in the minority here but there's way too many songs that are just okay. Seems more like a B-side collection the more I listen to it.
Respectfully I'd have to disagree, listening through this album each and everytime, every song pulls me in and has its own special connection that makes it what it is, Each track is chock full of great things which makes it a full listen through everytime as  Idon't want to skip any songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on October 05, 2011, 01:02:35 PM
At this very moment This Mortal Soil is blowing my mind... blowing my mind....blowing my mind....blowing my mind....
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 05, 2011, 03:18:09 PM
I feel the only songs on the Hunter that aren't ZOMGORGASMIC are Thickening, Bedazzled Fingernails, and Creature Lives.  They're good songs, but the others on the album are all 5-star level.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on October 05, 2011, 04:24:37 PM
I haven't been a huge Mastodon forever but this is my favorite album of the year by far and CTS was amazing. So yeah, they've certainly won me over with this release coming after CTS.

I think both CTS and The Hunter are about on the same level for me personally. They are just different animals to some extent (CTS obviously being a concept album). Although the tracks on The Hunter are stand alone in nature it seems I've found myself listening to the thing from beginning to end every time. :hefdaddy


Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 05, 2011, 04:30:34 PM
I haven't been a huge Mastodon forever but this is my favorite album of the year by far and CTS was amazing. So yeah, they've certainly won me over with this release coming after CTS.

I think both CTS and The Hunter are about on the same level for me personally. They are just different animals to some extent (CTS obviously being a concept album). Although the tracks on The Hunter are stand alone in nature it seems I've found myself listening to the thing from beginning to end every time. :hefdaddy
You've pretty much explained it how I would, except I've been a mastodon fan for awhile :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on October 05, 2011, 04:59:30 PM
After a few more spins I like but don't love this album. I feel like I'm in the minority here but there's way too many songs that are just okay. Seems more like a B-side collection the more I listen to it.
Respectfully I'd have to disagree, listening through this album each and everytime, every song pulls me in and has its own special connection that makes it what it is, Each track is chock full of great things which makes it a full listen through everytime as  Idon't want to skip any songs.

Each song is unique, definitely. Gives it a better chance for me to warm up to them individually.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 05, 2011, 05:03:07 PM
I still love every song on this album. The Hunter, The Creature Lives, and The Sparrow are still my favorites.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 05, 2011, 06:00:54 PM
Had a listen to Blood Mountain again today.

Hunters Of The Sky is just  :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 05, 2011, 06:52:08 PM
I like this album a ton more than Crack the Skye. And I love CtS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on October 05, 2011, 07:10:26 PM
I like this album a ton more than Crack the Skye. And I love CtS.

Don't know if it's the new album buzz but I am currently in the same camp as you  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 05, 2011, 07:19:11 PM
I love every Mastodon album instantly. But The Hunter just has that extra level of new album smell.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on October 06, 2011, 04:09:02 AM
The beginning of Stargasm sounds so much like the beginning of The Czar. I keep expecting to hear "don't stay, run away."
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 06, 2011, 06:07:57 AM
Yeah the melody at the beginning is definitely similar, but the Czar was my favorite song on CtS so I absolutely adore Stargasm.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: zxlkho on October 06, 2011, 11:52:00 AM
http://wbr.fm/oB4V7N

on Letterman last night
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Nighthawkwill7 on October 06, 2011, 03:26:53 PM
http://wbr.fm/oB4V7N

on Letterman last night

 :metal

Brent's live vocals seemed to have improved somewhat.  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 06, 2011, 04:32:57 PM
http://wbr.fm/oB4V7N

on Letterman last night

Properly Grooving :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 07, 2011, 03:59:24 PM
So Blood Mountain just properly clicked for me...



FUCK.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 07, 2011, 05:05:33 PM
Hunters of the Sky !!!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 07, 2011, 07:17:42 PM
This Mortal Soil is so damn underrated.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 08, 2011, 06:23:03 AM
This Mortal Soil is so damn underrated.

The transition into that really rocking bit at the beginning is killer.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 08, 2011, 02:17:26 PM
The guitar riff under " The atmosphere that floats above the earth is corrupt for man - this we know [ riff ]  What has dwelt within the early dawn has gone away - its ok "

Reminds me of Jelly Belly by Smashing Pumpkins.  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 08, 2011, 02:41:40 PM
Siberian Divide is my favorite song off of Blood Mountain.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on October 08, 2011, 04:04:18 PM
The guitar riff under " The atmosphere that floats above the earth is corrupt for man - this we know [ riff ]  What has dwelt within the early dawn has gone away - its ok "

Reminds me of Jelly Belly by Smashing Pumpkins.  :)

I definitely got that vibe too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 09, 2011, 04:02:12 PM
So, The Hunter went to #10 on the Billboard 200 albums. Their best placing so far ! :D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 10, 2011, 03:12:31 AM
At this very moment This Mortal Soil is blowing my mind... blowing my mind....blowing my mind....blowing my mind....

Fucking love that song, especially when the vocals and rest of the band kick in. Such a gorgeous guitar melody.

o/
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 10, 2011, 07:04:04 AM
This album is really fighting to become my #2 album of the year, it's just so amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 10, 2011, 02:57:37 PM
Just so long as your #1 album for the year isn't Unto The Locust :P


And yeah - this album gets better every listen. A truly amazing achievement.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on October 19, 2011, 03:24:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F4Ei2RklDTk
Black Tongue live!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on October 19, 2011, 03:47:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F4Ei2RklDTk
Black Tongue live!  :metal

Woah. What happened to the Orange Cabs?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 19, 2011, 07:22:24 AM
Guys have I mentioned how incredible this album is yet? 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on October 19, 2011, 09:05:21 AM
Finally got a physical copy the other day :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 19, 2011, 09:46:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F4Ei2RklDTk
Black Tongue live!  :metal

Watched that on TV as it happened ( 100% live ). :) Troy sounded amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 19, 2011, 08:37:31 PM
Yeah, Troy was sounding really good in that video.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 20, 2011, 04:32:23 AM
That video alone proves why all vocals should be done by Troy.  Brent shouldn't be allowed near the mic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on October 20, 2011, 05:41:44 AM
That video alone proves why all vocals should be done by Troy.  Brent shouldn't be allowed near the mic.

Ew. No.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on October 20, 2011, 05:44:24 AM
Brent should just take some time with a vocal coach to improve his live singing, it's pretty disappointing every time I hear it really.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on October 20, 2011, 05:46:19 AM
Yeah, that's fine. But I think all three voices are so central to the Mastodon sound. Things wouldn't be complete with one of them left out.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: bss4life15 on October 20, 2011, 01:27:49 PM
That video alone proves why all vocals should be done by Troy.  Brent shouldn't be allowed near the mic.
Brent is just fine where he is in Mastodon's music.  The person who needs more vocals is definetly Brann, his voice is soooo good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 20, 2011, 01:32:34 PM
Seeing them for the second time now in Chicago on the 11th of November, SUPER PSYCHED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo59fCISVFw
Also quite honestly, first time I saw them, Brent sounded fine, and the Aragorn Theater he sounds fine too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 20, 2011, 07:06:34 PM
I guess I don't mind some of the songs he sings, but Troy is just so much better vocally IMO, and is one of the reasons I love the earlier Mastodon more.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on October 20, 2011, 09:05:50 PM
The person who needs more vocals is definetly Brann, his voice is soooo good.

I agree.

but Troy is just so much better [than Brent] vocally IMO

I agree.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on October 22, 2011, 06:14:35 AM
I like this album a ton more than Crack the Skye. And I love CtS.

Don't know if it's the new album buzz but I am currently in the same camp as you  :tup

I'm with you guys.... this album is blowing my mind....  :2metal:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on October 22, 2011, 10:21:48 AM
"The Sparrow" is so good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on October 22, 2011, 01:48:18 PM
"The Sparrow" is so good.
That and the title-track are my favorites, I think.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on October 22, 2011, 02:24:28 PM
"The Sparrow" is so good.
That and the title-track are my favorites, I think.
those plus Stargasm, All the Heavy Lifting, Creature Lives, Black Tongue and Curl of the Burl. What an album  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 22, 2011, 02:26:52 PM
Don't forget Spectrelight, Blasteroids, Octopus Has No Friends, and Bedazzled Fingernails.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on October 22, 2011, 02:27:30 PM
 :metal :metal :metal

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on October 22, 2011, 02:50:20 PM
Don't forget Spectrelight, Blasteroids, Octopus Has No Friends, and Bedazzled Fingernails.
Bedazzled Fingernails has the coolest riff on the album.

Oh and...

YOOOOUURRRRRRR'EEE OONN FFFFIIIIIIIIIRRRRREEEE
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Pyroph on October 22, 2011, 03:09:38 PM
Don't forget Spectrelight, Blasteroids, Octopus Has No Friends, and Bedazzled Fingernails.

Really? That's the worst song on this album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 22, 2011, 03:11:43 PM
Stargasm is the best.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on October 22, 2011, 03:14:30 PM
Stargasm is the best.
agreed.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Pyroph on October 22, 2011, 03:15:58 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 22, 2011, 05:54:02 PM
Don't forget Spectrelight, Blasteroids, Octopus Has No Friends, and Bedazzled Fingernails.

Really? That's the worst song on this album.

(http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/forumavatars/avatar_699_1316990998.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Pyroph on October 24, 2011, 01:27:02 PM
"The Sparrow" is so good.

Middle part sounds like Hey You and it's awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on October 24, 2011, 03:38:10 PM
Don't forget Spectrelight, Blasteroids, Octopus Has No Friends, and Bedazzled Fingernails.

Really? That's the worst song on this album.

(http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/forumavatars/avatar_699_1316990998.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X_Ot0k4XJc
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: setrataeso on October 30, 2011, 03:54:21 PM
Don't forget Spectrelight, Blasteroids, Octopus Has No Friends, and Bedazzled Fingernails.

Really? That's the worst song on this album.

Incorrect sir.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on November 18, 2011, 08:34:08 AM
BUMP


(http://i.imgur.com/T6TDS.jpg)






Saw them a couple of weeks ago. Such a cool show. Ended up hurting my ankle (still fucking hurts) in the pit during Blood and Thunder. Totally worth it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on November 18, 2011, 08:35:03 AM
Me so jelly  :-X
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Metal on November 18, 2011, 09:31:05 AM
Anyone else jamming 'Creature Lives' right now?
 :metal

As much as I enjoy this album, in the back of my mind I am wanting another concept album from Mastodon. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on November 18, 2011, 07:08:25 PM
Seeing them Monday... can't wait to see how The Hunter songs sound live!  :metal SO PUMPED
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on November 18, 2011, 07:10:19 PM
You are in for one fuckin' badass performance, man. The show felt like the perfect length to me. No songs I was not interested in nor did it feel like it fell too short.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on November 18, 2011, 07:39:51 PM
You are in for one fuckin' badass performance, man. The show felt like the perfect length to me. No songs I was not interested in nor did it feel like it fell too short.

:caffeine: :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on November 18, 2011, 08:58:50 PM
They were fucking incredible in Chicago!  :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on November 19, 2011, 06:35:25 AM
I'm hoping for a Hunter tour DVD but seeing as their first official live DVD came out 11 years after the band formed, I'm not expecting one soon ! :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on November 19, 2011, 07:36:08 AM
The Hunter has slide right down in replay value unfortunately, probably below the latest three albums.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on November 19, 2011, 10:57:38 AM
 :omg: Really ? it still sounds super fresh to me and i've been playing it to death. it's still near the top - if not AT the top.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on November 19, 2011, 03:50:53 PM
The Hunter has slide right down in replay value unfortunately

Me too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on November 19, 2011, 04:11:13 PM
Still sounds  :tup to me. I played it to death at release but gave it some rest and came back to it and still really really enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on November 19, 2011, 05:14:06 PM
^ I love it...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on November 19, 2011, 08:00:09 PM
My decreased spins of the album is more a side-effect of having so many new releases this year than anything else.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on November 19, 2011, 08:32:36 PM
^That. While I've been listening to it less, I still know it's amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 20, 2011, 10:32:05 AM
It's always been sitting comfortably beneath Leviathan and Crack the Skye and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on November 20, 2011, 12:06:42 PM
It's always been sitting comfortably beneath Leviathan and Crack the Skye and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon.

This.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on November 20, 2011, 12:08:50 PM
I'm pretty sure the only album I would rank it under would be Leviathan.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on November 20, 2011, 12:43:41 PM
DID SOMEONE SAY ALBUM RANKING TIME SURE WHY NOT HERE WE GO

1. Blood Mountain
2. Crack the Skye
3. The Hunter
4. Leviathan
5. Remission


Keep in mind, The Hunter and Leviathan are constantly competing and switching places.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on November 20, 2011, 12:46:18 PM
1. Leviathan
2. The Hunter
3. Crack the Skye
4. Blood Mountain

Haven't heard Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MK_Ultra on November 20, 2011, 01:03:08 PM
1. Blood Mountain
2. Leviathan
3. Crack The Skye
4. The Hunter
5. Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 20, 2011, 01:05:32 PM
1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. The Hunter
6. Blood Mountain
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on November 20, 2011, 01:51:43 PM
1. The Hunter
2. Crack the Skye
3. Leviathan
4. Blood Mountain
5. Remission

~
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on November 20, 2011, 02:23:31 PM
1. The Hunter
2. Crack the Skye
3. Leviathan
4. Blood Mountain
5. Remission

~
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on November 20, 2011, 05:29:41 PM
1. Crack The Skye
2. Leviathan
3. The Hunter
4. Blood Mountain
5. Remission

Leviathan and The Hunter are always swapping, they're practically tied for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 20, 2011, 06:00:57 PM
1. Crack The Skye
2. Leviathan
3. The Hunter
4. Blood Mountain

Leviathan and The Hunter are always swapping, they're practically tied for me.
My ranking, but I haven't heard Remission yet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on November 20, 2011, 06:38:13 PM
1. Crack The Skye
2. Leviathan
3. The Hunter
4. Blood Mountain
5. Remission

Leviathan and The Hunter are always swapping, they're practically tied for me.

That ranking looks about right.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on November 20, 2011, 08:04:06 PM
Wow, the rankings kind of surprised me. Has The Hunter not aged well?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on November 20, 2011, 08:43:14 PM
I still love it. I don't play it as much as I did when it first came out, but it's incredibly solid.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Riceball on November 20, 2011, 08:52:51 PM
1. Crack the Skye
2. Blood Mountain
3. The Hunter
4. Leviathan
5. Remission

The Hunter is great, will probably beat Blood Mountain eventually. But yeah, CtS? Nah, not going to touch that.

I reckon The Hunter is a really great album to not listen to attentively. Not quite at the ambient level, but I find it gets a bit...difficult to sit down and listen to. Having it on in the car though, hot damn.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on November 20, 2011, 09:46:49 PM
1. Crack the Skye
2. Blood Mountain
3. The Hunter
4. Leviathan
5. Remission

The Hunter is great, will probably beat Blood Mountain eventually. But yeah, CtS? Nah, not going to touch that.



This.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on November 20, 2011, 10:35:29 PM
I reckon The Hunter is a really great album to not listen to attentively. Not quite at the ambient level, but I find it gets a bit...difficult to sit down and listen to. Having it on in the car though, hot damn.

That pretty much sums it up. Individually most of the songs have stacked up really well but as a whole it gets a bit tedious. Maybe because there's so many goofy, off-beat songs I can take before having to switch to more serious Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 21, 2011, 03:19:44 AM
1. Crack the Skye
2. Blood Mountain
3. The Hunter
4. Leviathan
5. Remission

The Hunter is great, will probably beat Blood Mountain eventually. But yeah, CtS? Nah, not going to touch that.

I reckon The Hunter is a really great album to not listen to attentively. Not quite at the ambient level, but I find it gets a bit...difficult to sit down and listen to. Having it on in the car though, hot damn.

Didn't know people outside the American south used that phrase. You've invigorated my mirth pal :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: faemir on November 21, 2011, 12:29:25 PM
I reckon The Hunter is a really great album to not listen to attentively. Not quite at the ambient level, but I find it gets a bit...difficult to sit down and listen to. Having it on in the car though, hot damn.

That pretty much sums it up. Individually most of the songs have stacked up really well but as a whole it gets a bit tedious. Maybe because there's so many goofy, off-beat songs I can take before having to switch to more serious Mastodon.

This. The album averages 4 out of 5 for me (4 = awesome on my scale), but I get bored after a few songs. The drawn out style on CTS engaged me far more.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on November 21, 2011, 02:06:03 PM
I don't know if this has been commented yet, but check out the "making of Hunter"-video from 4:28 and onwards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl6SRaRFWQY
It's a snippet of "Stargasm" with Troy on vocals, and it sounds awesome! I would love to hear the entire song with him singing  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Riceball on November 21, 2011, 07:46:45 PM
hot damn.
Didn't know people outside the American south used that phrase. You've invigorated my mirth pal :)
Hah, they don't normally, I just needed a succint phrase with the right amount of "pow" factor.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on November 22, 2011, 11:42:37 AM
Show was brutally awesome.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on November 22, 2011, 11:43:03 AM
Show was brutally awesome.  :metal
Two words:

Iron. Tusk.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on November 22, 2011, 01:14:01 PM
Did Dillinger get a shit reaction everywhere or was it just Boston? Probably 5 people in the whole venue clapped when they finished their set. I only caught the last two songs of their set because I was uh... welll........ :hat

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on November 22, 2011, 01:28:56 PM
Dear God.... you let me see millions zillions of bands.... I'm begging you please let me see these guys... soon.. I need it so badly!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on November 22, 2011, 01:56:24 PM
Did Dillinger get a shit reaction everywhere or was it just Boston? Probably 5 people in the whole venue clapped when they finished their set. I only caught the last two songs of their set because I was uh... welll........ :hat
No, in Chicago people just stood.  It annoyed me so much, a lot of people were whiteknighting their girlfriends and 3 kids were two stepping.  They put on a fantastic performance regardless.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on November 23, 2011, 11:11:47 AM
Fuck everyone who doesn't enjoy seeing Dillinger live.  Probably one of my favorite modern live acts.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on November 23, 2011, 12:09:18 PM
Fuck everyone who doesn't enjoy seeing Dillinger live.  Probably one of my favorite modern live acts.
Okay, that's cool and all, but it's a shame they sucked and were obnoxious as all hell on stage.

I completely understand when bands put forth a ton of energy when on stage playing their musics, but I find it fairly obnoxious when the musicians (and I had this same issue when watching The Ocean perform) are all jumping like fuckin' maniacs, kicking the air, swinging their instruments around, jumping on the front monitors (and almost kneeing me in the face while doing so), and so on. It just seems...annoying.


But it's cool, different strokes. I still loved how when I saw them a few weeks back, this fat, old school metalhead wearing a Motorhead shirt just looked at me, made a "hmmph" noise, shook his head and walked away. I didn't see him the rest of the show.  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZBomber on November 23, 2011, 01:04:42 PM
I had heard of them before, but always assumed they weren't my cup of tea. I thought the two songs I heard live were pretty good, and I did like their energy.... but I agree with lat, they were kind of obnoxious. Including leading the crowd in a chant of "you fucking suck", which is tacky and just made me roll my eyes.

I was wondering how they weren't hitting people in the face since the singer was spinning his microphone in an arc over the audience, and it seemed dangerously close to a few faces.  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 02, 2011, 10:31:50 AM
I'M SEEING MASTODON TONIGHT!  OMG SO EXCITED!

So I have a few questions first.  The show, according to the venue, starts at 5:30.  That's really fucking early.  Then the opening bands are billed as "some band, Dillenger, Red Fang, and MORE"  Just how many openers are there going to be? :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on December 02, 2011, 01:03:48 PM
There was only Red Fang, Dillinger, and Mastodon for me, and we missed Red Fang due to Chicago's fucking awful traffic   :'(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on December 02, 2011, 10:16:38 PM
Listened to Blood Mountain today.

My brain has been smashed into jelly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 03, 2011, 07:14:46 AM
So for this show (I'm guessing because it was the last show of the tour) they had FIVE openers.  We missed Monstro, saw a bit of Tiger! Tiger! (female-fronted alt-rock stuff.  It was all right), Red Fang, Dillinger (wasn't a bit fan of the music, but the singer did a good job of getting the crowd worked up), and then Black Lips (pretty much straight punk).  A very eclectic mix, to be sure.  Well, Mastodon did play, and they rocked the faces off of everyone.  I managed to get in the pit for Megalodon, Spectrelight, and Blood and Thunder.  It was a lot more fun than I expected it to be.  You could see Troy was struggling a bit with the clean vocals halfway through the show, but from what I could tell he was never really "bad," if that makes sense.  Also, for "Creature Lives," they got a bunch of their family members and the opening bands, dressed them up in monks robes, and got them on stage to sing along.  They also released green balloons at the end.  It was really cool to see.  Fucking heaviest show I've been to. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on December 03, 2011, 07:54:24 AM
Listened to Blood Mountain today.

My brain has been smashed into jelly.

my fave album closely followed by the Hunter....
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZKX-2099 on December 03, 2011, 08:26:26 AM
They need more Brann Dailor vocals songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: bss4life15 on December 03, 2011, 09:59:06 AM
They need more Brann Dailor vocals songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on December 04, 2011, 02:07:08 PM
They need more Brann Dailor vocals songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Arch Benemy on December 16, 2011, 01:50:10 PM
1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. The Hunter
6. Blood Mountain
This is definitely the closest to my ranking. Leviathon is my favourite though, and Crack the Skye might be lower

Mastodon and Dillinger touring the UK next year, definitely getting on that, Dillinger are one of my absolute favourite bands to see live as it's always fun to leave a gig with a few war wounds.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on December 16, 2011, 03:50:07 PM
1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. The Hunter
6. Blood Mountain

wow... it's the first time we're going our separate ways....  :lol   Blood Mountain is my fave..... but that doesn't change one bit in my respect in your music taste  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 16, 2011, 03:51:25 PM
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
The Hunter
Blood Mountain
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Riceball on December 19, 2011, 10:48:01 PM

It's just the curl of the burl
It's just the curl of the burl
That's just the way of the woooooorld
It's just the curl of the burl

 :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 19, 2011, 11:02:27 PM
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
The Hunter
Blood Mountain
Remission
This is what posts look like when they're correct.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZKX-2099 on December 20, 2011, 07:22:15 AM
Skye
Blood Mountain
Hunter
Leviathan
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on December 20, 2011, 10:22:19 AM
Remission is heavier than a thousand fucks taking a shit. :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 21, 2011, 11:15:20 AM
Remission is heavier than a thousand fucks taking a shit. :metal

What about Call Of The Mastodon ?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Metropolaris on December 22, 2011, 02:58:38 PM
Crack the Skye
Blood Mountain
The Hunter
Leviathan

Haven't heard Remission yet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 22, 2011, 06:33:54 PM
Remission is heavier than a thousand fucks taking a shit. :metal

What about Call Of The Mastodon ?

We call it "Lifeslblood" in these parts greenhorn :P

1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. The Hunter
6. Blood Mountain

This is definitely the closest to my ranking. Leviathon is my favourite though, and Crack the Skye might be lower

Mastodon and Dillinger touring the UK next year, definitely getting on that, Dillinger are one of my absolute favourite bands to see live as it's always fun to leave a gig with a few war wounds.

I'm guessing you may have already been a fan before Leviathan's release? Usually those are the only Mastodon fans to share my opinion(s) about them.

1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. The Hunter
6. Blood Mountain

wow... it's the first time we're going our separate ways....  :lol   Blood Mountain is my fave..... but that doesn't change one bit in my respect in your music taste  :metal

I guess I was just so overjoyed with Remission that it's been hard for me to like anything else quite as much since. Leviathan made a very good first impression with possibly my favorite transition (country lick-into-Sanitarium interlude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6D-ys43DMo#t=78s)) in any song ever outside of this Opeth gem (0:54-1:02) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TisMSbLRI-s#t=54s) and Seabeast/Naked Burn's vocals were a nicely unexpected foray into clean vocals. Aqua Dementia has one of their best intros ever and they've been using that signature Bill Kelliher chaotic arpeggio thing extensively throughout later works. Hearts Alive is just a great epic as well.

Blood Mountain was just a big bummer for me coming off of two awesome albums like R and L. The closest to a go-to song on there for me is This Mortal Soil and to a lesser extent, Colony of Birchmen. Crack the Skye did even less for me on first listen than BM but I had a job where I commuted 45 minutes and listened to both albums (BM and CtS) frequently to give them a fair chance before closing the book on either. In the end, I liked CtS in spite of saminess issues and it just about drove the final nail in the coffin on BM. Divinations and Ghost of Karelia really helped it out.

The Hunter just does virtually nothing to turn my crank but it gets the higher ranking than BM for now since BM, as of now any way, is a tested dud for me with legitimate listening to confirm my feelings on it whereas The Hunter is still in that less-than-ten full spins area right now.

Also, thanks for the reassured allegiance Nem :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on December 22, 2011, 07:35:39 PM
1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. The Hunter
6. Blood Mountain

wow... it's the first time we're going our separate ways....  :lol   Blood Mountain is my fave..... but that doesn't change one bit in my respect in your music taste  :metal

I guess I was just so overjoyed with Remission that it's been hard for me to like anything else quite as much since. Leviathan made a very good first impression with possibly my favorite transition (country lick-into-Sanitarium interlude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6D-ys43DMo#t=78s)) in any song ever outside of this Opeth gem (0:54-1:02) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TisMSbLRI-s#t=54s) and Seabeast/Naked Burn's vocals were a nicely unexpected foray into clean vocals. Aqua Dementia has one of their best intros ever and they've been using that signature Bill Kelliher chaotic arpeggio thing extensively throughout later works. Hearts Alive is just a great epic as well.

Blood Mountain was just a big bummer for me coming off of two awesome albums like R and L. The closest to a go-to song on there for me is This Mortal Soil and to a lesser extent, Colony of Birchmen. Crack the Skye did even less for me on first listen than BM but I had a job where I commuted 45 minutes and listened to both albums (BM and CtS) frequently to give them a fair chance before closing the book on either. In the end, I liked CtS in spite of saminess issues and it just about drove the final nail in the coffin on BM. Divinations and Ghost of Karelia really helped it out.

The Hunter just does virtually nothing to turn my crank but it gets the higher ranking than BM for now since BM, as of now any way, is a tested dud for me with legitimate listening to confirm my feelings on it whereas The Hunter is still in that less-than-ten full spins area right now.

Hey great post buddy  :tup also made me realise that I haven't given a fair chance to Remission and Leviathan.... which I'm gonna do these couple of days....

As for the transitions... that's what I like the most about Mastodon.....great examples in Blood Mountain too....


Quote
Also, thanks for the reassured allegiance Nem :tup
:heart

 you've got no idea  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on December 22, 2011, 09:12:57 PM
I still really love The Hunter. It's just such a fun album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jaq on December 22, 2011, 10:27:09 PM
Mastodon rankings? Hmm.

Bearing in mind that there isn't a Mastodon album I haven't loved to bits...

1. Leviathan
2. Remission
3. The Hunter
4. Crack The Skye
5. Blood Mountain
6. Lifesblood

I don't think they've done a bad album yet though, but of their full lengths, it does seem as they got more esoteric in their concepts, my interest wavered a bit. The main reason why I love The Hunter so, I imagine.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MetalManiac666 on December 22, 2011, 11:49:54 PM
Leviathan
The Hunter
Crack the Skye
Blood Mountain

Haven't heard Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on December 23, 2011, 12:43:06 AM
1. Crack The Skye
2. Blood Mountain
3. Leviathan
4. The Hunter
5. Remission
6. Call of the Wookie.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on December 23, 2011, 06:30:35 AM
Haven't heard Remission.

*slap*

I don't know why, but it's clicked really hard for me recently. It's awesome. Go listen to it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jamesman42 on December 23, 2011, 06:45:19 AM
it's probably been posted by IDGAF:

IT'S JUST THE CURL OF THE BURL
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 23, 2011, 08:54:51 AM
THE HERO OF THE GODS
THE CROSSING OF THE THRESHOLD
THE BELLY OF THE WHALE
REFUSAL TO RETURN


 :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ACID_FOX on December 23, 2011, 10:55:08 AM
Oh god yes
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on December 25, 2011, 05:52:42 AM
This is the greatest picture ever taken by anyone, ever. Just sayin.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/380037_10150407710387948_5748157947_8379950_1886402951_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on December 25, 2011, 06:44:47 AM
Awesome  :laugh:  :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 25, 2011, 10:26:28 AM
This is the greatest picture ever taken by anyone, ever. Just sayin.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/380037_10150407710387948_5748157947_8379950_1886402951_n.jpg)

Of course they belong in the same pic. Dinosaurs and mastodons were both prehistoric creatures.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 25, 2011, 10:42:35 AM
THE BARNEY LIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on January 02, 2012, 01:30:33 PM
The guitar solo in The Czar is so good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on January 02, 2012, 01:59:37 PM
The Czar is so good.
FTFY


Also, Iron Tusk might just be one of the heaviest songs man has ever created. Dem palm mutes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on January 16, 2012, 04:05:57 AM
Saw them last night in Oslo.
One word: INTENSE. 23 songs, no breaks between them. Sold out show, they sounded amazing, the room was electric - one of the best metal shows i've ever been to, thats for sure.
They've added "Thickening" to their set which was awesome. Brann came out after "Creature lives" and talked for a bit. They seemed baffled that their fanbase in Norway was so big! I dont think they've ever headlined here before, so it really seemed like they where kind of shocked by the response they got.
A funny thing: Brent fractured his foot before the show. Apparently he slipped on some ice outside the venue. He had to walk around like a robot while playing, and it looked really uncomfortable when he had to step on pedals with his right foot  :lol As Brann said: "He's from the south, he's not used to this shit.."
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on January 16, 2012, 07:57:14 AM
There's a rumor that Mastodon and Opeth are going to kick off a tour in April.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on January 16, 2012, 10:56:05 AM
There's a rumor that Mastodon and Opeth are going to kick off a tour in April.

If that's true... :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 16, 2012, 04:43:50 PM
There are pics of them on their facebook in the studio titled "January 2012". Wonder what that's all about?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on January 16, 2012, 05:06:00 PM
There are pics of them on their facebook in the studio titled "January 2012". Wonder what that's all about?
They're doing a split with Feist for Recordstore day, and they're covering Feist and Feist cover them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on January 16, 2012, 08:56:11 PM
That will be insane, I really can't imagine how that will sound to be quite honest.

Also, YES at the tour with Opeth.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 16, 2012, 09:04:00 PM
That will be insane, I really can't imagine how that will sound to be quite honest.

Also, YES at the tour with Opeth.

Fucking right dude! We each hit a new 1000-post milestone today o/
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on January 16, 2012, 09:28:57 PM
That will be insane, I really can't imagine how that will sound to be quite honest.

Also, YES at the tour with Opeth.

Fucking right dude! We each hit a new 1000-post milestone today o/

\o yeah man! I didn't even notice I had 1000 posts :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on January 16, 2012, 11:05:51 PM
There's a rumor that Mastodon and Opeth are going to kick off a tour in April.

(http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/do-want-cookie-monster.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on January 16, 2012, 11:22:09 PM
There's a rumor that Mastodon and Opeth are going to kick off a tour in April.
(http://i.imgur.com/2bEYR.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on January 16, 2012, 11:24:15 PM
There's a rumor that Mastodon and Opeth are going to kick off a tour in April.

(http://i.imgur.com/L1jaL.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gorille85 on January 17, 2012, 12:03:10 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on January 17, 2012, 11:04:32 AM
(http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu51/senemn/reactions/tumblr_lr7ner1gIX1qei4dzo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on January 17, 2012, 12:50:29 PM
There are pics of them on their facebook in the studio titled "January 2012". Wonder what that's all about?
They're doing a split with Feist for Recordstore day, and they're covering Feist and Feist cover them.

Seriously?  That's awesome!  Reason number 109293848 I love Record Store day.  Can't wait to hear Feist singing about white whales and holy grails.  :metal

And again, a thousand  :metal 's for the rumored Opeth tour.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on January 17, 2012, 01:02:18 PM
http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/11/30/the-mastodonfeist-split-might-be-a-really-real-thing/
Here's the article just so I'm not talking out of my ass :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 24, 2012, 06:51:50 PM
Just used the "Random article" button on the left margin of wikipedia for the first time in over a year. This (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasteroids) is what came up :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on January 25, 2012, 01:01:29 AM
Nice  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on January 25, 2012, 02:43:07 AM
Hey tried the same and came up with a band to check out I guess  :lol  The Foreshadowing
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: obscure on January 26, 2012, 05:51:19 PM
we've got a video....directed and animated by Tim Biskup. ... YAY..... Dry Bone Valley (http://www.nme.com/news/mastodon/61618 Dry Bone Valley)

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2012, 08:25:24 AM
Do not like.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on February 05, 2012, 08:28:30 AM
Got tickets for NYC show :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on February 23, 2012, 08:59:40 PM
So happy! Minneapolis date on May 7th. But at The Brick Nightclub? What the fuck is that place?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on February 23, 2012, 09:13:35 PM
Got my ticket for the Charlotte show.  Best metal tour ever?  Yes.  Any tour with Mastodon is the best metal tour ever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on April 20, 2012, 01:30:28 PM
Last night during All The Heavy Lifting, the lights turned on the audience and blinked very rapidly whenever "Just close your eyes" was sung. The rapid blinking made us close our eyes because it hurt to watch. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on April 20, 2012, 10:37:59 PM
Last night during All The Heavy Lifting, the lights turned on the audience and blinked very rapidly whenever "Just close your eyes" was sung. The rapid blinking made us close our eyes because it hurt to watch. Pretty cool.

definitely noticed this.  Pretty cool effect.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on April 21, 2012, 06:38:05 AM
So Feist's cover of "Black Tongue" is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 21, 2012, 10:27:41 AM

I went to all of my local record stores this morning an hour after they opened and ALL of Mastodon was already gone.  I'm really pissed right now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on April 21, 2012, 10:29:33 AM
Well you can listen to it legally on stereogum  :-\
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 21, 2012, 10:39:43 AM
I just bought it off amazon for 3 times the cost of what it would of been at the record store  :\
I listened to 30 seconds of each yesterday, metal sucks also had them, but I really really really really wanted this lol
oh well, honestly it's worth the $20.  I'm just venting out on how dumb Record Store day is ;)
They didn't have my Rebecca Black either  :sadpanda:  (If this would have existed, I would have gotten it soooooo hard)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on April 21, 2012, 01:15:03 PM
Hahaha, the "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton" cover is absolutely awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on April 21, 2012, 02:08:27 PM
Due to my brokeness I decided to pass on that one.  I'm interested in hearing it though.  The Flaming Lips version is already pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on April 21, 2012, 02:14:09 PM
http://fuckyeahmastodon.tumblr.com/ you can listen to it here!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on May 11, 2012, 12:11:59 AM
Just got back from the Mastopeth show.  Man the setlist was not as good.  Its not that the they picked were bad, but there was waaaay too much Hunter stuff all in a row.  I mean, Thickening, Dry Bone Valley, Octopus, Blasteroids, Stargasm, and The Hunter all at once was just too monotonous, if that makes sense.  If they had removed a song or just put in some other stuff in between it might have been a bit more interesting.  That didn't stop those last three songs from being awesome live (also, as soon as the Hunter started, the whole place started to smell like weed  :lol). 

Highlights included Blasteroids, Stargasm (Troy vocal FTW), Spectrelight, Hand of Stone, Crystal Skull, Aqua Dementia, and Blood and Thunder. 

There was also some dick in front of me who gave them the finger and a thumb down and kept booing them during "Curl of the Burl."  He'd also shout "WHITE WHALE HOLY GRAIL" between songs.  I mean, if a band plays a song you don't like, just shut up and let everyone else have their fun and don't disrespect the band.  I hate Made Out of Nothing, but I didn't boo Coheed when they played it.  Still a fun time overall.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on May 11, 2012, 01:19:41 AM
There was also some dick in front of me who gave them the finger and a thumb down and kept booing them during "Curl of the Burl."  He'd also shout "WHITE WHALE HOLY GRAIL" between songs.  I mean, if a band plays a song you don't like, just shut up and let everyone else have their fun and don't disrespect the band.  I hate Made Out of Nothing, but I didn't boo Coheed when they played it.  Still a fun time overall.



LOL, I don't understand some fans. I hate when I have some moron doing this. How often do larger touring bands play songs requested from some idiot in the crowd?

And the booing and giving the band the finger? Maybe the guy had an addiction to wood and was offended? It's not my favorite song by the band but come on. I know it wouldn't have been enjoyable to you but If I was the band and I saw this guy doing this just because they played  this particular song I would be inclined to play it till he left or learned to love it.


"This is a song off our latest album... we call it, Curl of the Burl!"... about 5 mins later "The second song from our album The Hunter is a beast called "Curl... Of.... The.... Burl!"  5 mins pass "Yeah, Curl of the Burl... wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? Here it go!"  :lol

Or maybe just go with a 25 min improvised Curl of the Burl jam.... lmao.



Anyway, glad you enjoyed it overall! I really wish I could have gone (another show I've missed recently that I wanted to see; the other Fair to Midland).
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on May 11, 2012, 05:21:16 AM
Just got back from the Mastopeth show.  Man the setlist was not as good.  Its not that the they picked were bad, but there was waaaay too much Hunter stuff all in a row.  I mean, Thickening, Dry Bone Valley, Octopus, Blasteroids, Stargasm, and The Hunter all at once was just too monotonous, if that makes sense.  If they had removed a song or just put in some other stuff in between it might have been a bit more interesting.  That didn't stop those last three songs from being awesome live (also, as soon as the Hunter started, the whole place started to smell like weed  :lol). 

Definitely. Could've used some more Leviathan.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on May 11, 2012, 08:31:47 AM
I think I might have just been spoiled by the last setlist, which had most of the album on it (except Island, Naked Burn, and Hearts Alive, IIRC :P).  I think it could have used a different Crack the Skye song.  Divinations would be so much fun live!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on May 11, 2012, 03:43:33 PM
They need to end every show with Hearts Alive.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on May 11, 2012, 04:49:53 PM
That would be overwhelming.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on May 11, 2012, 05:29:51 PM
I think I might have just been spoiled by the last setlist, which had most of the album on it (except Island, Naked Burn, and Hearts Alive, IIRC :P).  I think it could have used a different Crack the Skye song.  Divinations would be so much fun live!
The Crack The Skye tour was awesome, just for the very reason that I got to see Crack The Skye in it's complete form.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on May 12, 2012, 12:29:45 AM
I think I might have just been spoiled by the last setlist, which had most of the album on it (except Island, Naked Burn, and Hearts Alive, IIRC :P).  I think it could have used a different Crack the Skye song.  Divinations would be so much fun live!
The Crack The Skye tour was awesome, just for the very reason that I got to see Crack The Skye in it's complete form.

This exactly, was a great tour! Favorite Mastodon album too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on May 12, 2012, 04:09:49 PM
Crack the Syke tour was godly. Though I must say, their first leg of The Hunter tour when they headlined without Opeth was the best show of their for me. The amount of Blood Mountain material they played made me feel like a homeless man locked in a grocery store after hours.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on May 12, 2012, 04:15:29 PM
Let me guess, Alex: that actually happened at your Target once?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on May 12, 2012, 04:18:41 PM
Almost, but we treat our store like a fuckin' Vegas casino in terms of security. We even call out each section as clear as we do a sweep through the store after we close.

"Section A is clear"
"Section B is clear"

To make it less lame, I give each section code names when I clear.

"Arcutus is clear"
"Behemoth is clear"


I hate my job.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Gadough on May 12, 2012, 04:24:22 PM
That's pretty fuckin cool though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mechanix1911 on May 16, 2012, 02:54:59 PM
I'm wondering if Mastodon will grow on me, I like them partially, but I feel like I just don't get them. I like certain aspects of their sound, though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on May 16, 2012, 09:44:30 PM
It took a while for CtS to grow on me like that, and the rest of their music eventually followed.  Now they're my favorite heavy metal band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on May 22, 2012, 10:54:53 PM
new proshot live vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoNSXlaHDk&feature=g-u-u (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoNSXlaHDk&feature=g-u-u)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on May 22, 2012, 11:28:55 PM
my Mastodon top 5 at the moment

Dry Bone Valley
Blood And Thunder
The Last Baron
Stargasm
Bladecatcher - this song is so messed up - whatever is happening during the fast "verses" always reminds me of Donald Duck trying to sing extreme tech metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on May 22, 2012, 11:34:11 PM
new proshot live vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoNSXlaHDk&feature=g-u-u (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoNSXlaHDk&feature=g-u-u)

That was very nice.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on May 22, 2012, 11:36:37 PM
cool video.  They almost blinded me with that light effect during the "just close your eyes" choruses.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 04:01:55 AM
Moby Dick was published 161 years ago today. I celebrated by listening to Leviathan in its entirety.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on October 18, 2012, 04:08:47 AM
Moby Dick was published 161 years ago today. I celebrated by listening to Leviathan in its entirety.

I'ma do that too!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 18, 2012, 04:12:03 AM
Moby Dick was published 161 years ago today. I celebrated by listening to Leviathan in its entirety.

Best Mastodon album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 04:13:34 AM
Moby Dick was published 161 years ago today. I celebrated by listening to Leviathan in its entirety.

Best Mastodon album not named "Remission."

 :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 18, 2012, 04:26:47 AM
Remission is so underrated it's not funny, it is a true masterpiece and miles ahead of the last two.  That album really is a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 04:42:19 AM
Yeah, it gets unfairly shat on because of all the growl-despising fans who've come aboard since Crack the Skye who probably have never given a fair chance to such melodic gems as Ole Nessie, Trainwreck, Trilobite, and Elephant Man. Also, I think most folks who smile themselves over Blood and Thunder would probably like Crusher Destroyer if they forced themselves to listen to it a good 5-10 times which ain't asking much since it's like 2 1/2 minutes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 18, 2012, 04:45:12 AM
Yeah, you're right, it's never given a fair chance and just written off, but IMO, it's miles ahead of CTS and TH.  Fav songs;

Crusher Destroyer
March of the Fire Ants
Where Strides the Behemoth
Burning Man
Workhouse
Mother Puncher

Really the whole fucking thing is incredible, love Troy's vocals on this too, Mastodon's true sound for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 04:58:12 AM
Yeah, it's the musical equivalent of injecting a bull with PCP and letting it loose in a china shop. Just sheer, unrelenting, visceral release. I remember the first time I saw them was when MotF's video came on the latter-day incarnation of Headbanger's Ball and I turned to my friend halfway through and said "Dude! That drummer's been playing a solo since the intro ended!!" It was also incredible how it seemed like the rhythm of the songs is only jolted in cases where it seems like he's doing so intentionally for effect (Iron Tusk 2:10, Trilobite 3:09) despite the fact that he seldom plays "in the pocket."

I also thought Brent Hinds was 50 in March's video.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 18, 2012, 05:05:46 AM
Iron Tusk could possibly be my fav riff ever!

Watching the Fire Ants video right now.  Damn how the band has become so ordinary compared to this.  I wish they stuck to this style.  I now know why I don't listen to them as much as I did 6 or 7 years ago.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 05:27:50 AM
Yeah. It just feels like they focus a little too hard on "covering all bases" in most of their songs now which has caused sameyness issues. It also feels like they've forgotten how to write heavy parts with any real intensity. Even though The Hunter has been a giant snore fest for me, I'll probably keep buying each new album until they make one that truly sucks since at least the cover art and liner notes are pretty.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 18, 2012, 05:34:12 AM
The Hunter is still my favorite Mastodon album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 05:36:48 AM
Not to bait you for an argument or anything but when did you discover or get into them?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 18, 2012, 05:47:14 AM
Yeah. It just feels like they focus a little too hard on "covering all bases" in most of their songs now which has caused sameyness issues. It also feels like they've forgotten how to write heavy parts with any real intensity. Even though The Hunter has been a giant snore fest for me, I'll probably keep buying each new album until they make one that truly sucks since at least the cover art and liner notes are pretty.

Fucking Spectrelight and Black Tongue. 

I don't understand the "cover all bases" thing in that post either.  The Hunter is full of quality songs and its more of a reaction to the over-progness of Crack the Skye.  I don't think its supposed to be a continuation of their older style, just something different.  And it still rocks. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 18, 2012, 06:04:20 AM
Spectrelight and Black Tongue are soft and lightweight compared to Fire Ants, Hail to Fire, Workhorse, Burning Man, Shadows That Move etc.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 06:25:21 AM
Well, after all, it is skydivingninja reacting emphatically to a post where I've expressed an opinion on music so that doesn't surprise me in the least.

By "covering all bases" I meant the way their dynamics have shifted toward generally avoiding being too heavy for the newer fans that came on board since BM/CtS and having a much smaller range of dynamics so the songs have less of a probability of yielding polarizing reactions.

I'm guessing you didn't know of or like them until well after Leviathan's release? I don't mean that as a jab either but just trying to point out how it's much easier to not have any issues with the newer output if that was your first exposure to them and what you've gotten used to hearing from them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 18, 2012, 06:29:04 AM
While Crack The Skye, and Blood Mountain are my favorites, the older stuff is still amazing, I'd really like to see them combine their two sounds.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: me7 on October 18, 2012, 07:39:08 AM
new proshot live vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoNSXlaHDk&feature=g-u-u (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoNSXlaHDk&feature=g-u-u)

One of the better Mastodon recordings I've heard. The vocalists actually managed to hit some notes by accident.

I really like their albums but they need to work on their live vocals. Being a musician is a job that requires you to stay in shape technically.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 07:47:43 AM
The problem is they never had the shape to begin with. After Eric Saner left, Brent and Troy reluctantly split vocal duties and at that time they very likely didn't plan on being the singers for the long haul. Also, they play stuff that's not particularly made for being able to easily sing over. I definitely agree that if you're gonna be performing you should make your best efforts to do it well but the fact that they were originally just musicians that filled a seemingly temporary void is probably a lrge part of why they never got around to sharpening their skills.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 18, 2012, 07:48:18 AM
Every time I've seen them live they've done wonderfully vocally and musically.  I honestly don't get where that complaint comes from.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 18, 2012, 08:25:26 AM
I think folks just have a hard time getting used to their style because it's not roaring, it's not traditionally "trained" singing where you're adding vibrato to the end of vocal lines, etc., and they don't go for any overt emotional inflection in their delivery either so their style is more like quirky storytelling ala Les Claypool but since the music is so profoundly complex, well-written, and intensely presented it seems to rub some folks the wrong way that the vocals themselves convey a more laid-back approach.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on October 18, 2012, 09:09:37 AM
Well, after all, it is skydivingninja reacting emphatically to a post where I've expressed an opinion on music so that doesn't surprise me in the least.

By "covering all bases" I meant the way their dynamics have shifted toward generally avoiding being too heavy for the newer fans that came on board since BM/CtS and having a much smaller range of dynamics so the songs have less of a probability of yielding polarizing reactions.

I'm guessing you didn't know of or like them until well after Leviathan's release? I don't mean that as a jab either but just trying to point out how it's much easier to not have any issues with the newer output if that was your first exposure to them and what you've gotten used to hearing from them.

I'm guessing you're talking about the "fucking spectrelight" comment.  It wasn't meant to be some emphatic post, just a response that says "how did you forget about those heavy-as-elephant-shit songs?" in a shorter way.  :P

Yes, I got into them in 2009 with Crack the Skye, but I also fucking love Leviathan.  Remission is okay.  Some good songs, some forgettable ones.  I don't think the time you get into a band positively or negatively affects your opinion of their older/newer music unless you make it your MO to do so.  You like it or you don't, you prefer one era over the other.  Whatevs. 

I also don't think they would dumb down their sound just to be more accessible anyways.  I wouldn't call Crack the Skye or Blood Mountain accessible at all.  I'm not even sure half of the Hunter is, for that matter.  :lol

I agree with your point about vocals though.  They certainly aren't the best in the world, and they took me a while to get into, but I can't imagine Mastodon without 'em.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2012, 11:20:25 AM
Spectrelight and Black Tongue are soft and lightweight compared to Fire Ants, Hail to Fire, Workhorse, Burning Man, Shadows That Move etc.

If you listen to everything from Call Of The Mastodon right up to The Hunter - there is a natural progression and growth. Not like some bands who do two really great albums then take a HUGE left turn and do a completely different style almost overnight.

I'm cool with that. If I want heavy - i'll listen to Remission. But since i've been a fan since 2004 - I've been there with each release and taken the journey if you will along with the band.

IMO - they haven't done a bad album yet and they seem to be evolving naturally with their sound instead of doing one super heavy album one year and then a super mellow electro jazz album the next.


Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2012, 11:24:53 AM
 I was having this conversation with a friend the other day.

We were talking about bands that completely change styles on their next album.

Radiohead obviously came up and I mentioned how Kid A should have been released as a side project - then if fan reaction was poor - they could go back to being Radiohead again on the album after it.

I like how Green Day released Money Money 2020 as The Network and it was a vastly different style to what Green Day do normally.

That way - if you don't like that one album - it's ok because it's not a 100% official Green Day album. Same with the Hot Tubs CD - although admittedly - that was closer to what GD do normally.

I just think it makes more sense to do experimental music as an alternative band so as not to annoy your own fan base.

How does this fit it with the Mastodon discussion ?

Well as I said before - their sound has changed incrementally over 4 or 5 albums - they didn't go from Remission to Crack The Skye in one album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on October 18, 2012, 11:34:28 AM
Watching the Fire Ants video right now.  Damn how the band has become so ordinary compared to this.

I don't know, it sounds pretty generic compared to what they're doing now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on October 18, 2012, 11:38:13 AM
I was having this conversation with a friend the other day.

We were talking about bands that completely change styles on their next album.

Radiohead obviously came up and I mentioned how Kid A should have been released as a side project - then if fan reaction was poor - they could go back to being Radiohead again on the album after it.

I like how Green Day released Money Money 2020 as The Network and it was a vastly different style to what Green Day do normally.

That way - if you don't like that one album - it's ok because it's not a 100% official Green Day album. Same with the Hot Tubs CD - although admittedly - that was closer to what GD do normally.

I just think it makes more sense to do experimental music as an alternative band so as not to annoy your own fan base.

How does this fit it with the Mastodon discussion ?

Well as I said before - their sound has changed incrementally over 4 or 5 albums - they didn't go from Remission to Crack The Skye in one album.

I'm not that familiar with Mastodon or Green Day, but I don't really like that argument, because it implies that bands should cater what their fans want, not what they want to do.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2012, 12:30:42 PM
Well successful bands are *only* successful because the fans buy the music.

Some bands tend to forget that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on October 18, 2012, 02:37:45 PM
The Hunter is my favorite album from the band but I'd place Remission right close to CtS behind it. I am one of those who became a fan at the release of CtS and I am not a huge growl vocal fan but I do really enjoy their early work regardless of that. IMO they were great then and still are...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on October 18, 2012, 03:11:04 PM
Not to bait you for an argument or anything but when did you discover or get into them?

Well I really liked a few songs from CTS around 09, and eventually I started listening to the whole album and getting into it, though originally I didn't dig the vocals. When The Hunter came out, I thought it was awesome with the catchy songwriting and the better vocals. However, this then got me into the rest of the bands' work, and eventually I came to love it all. I think that subjectively Leviathan is a better album than The Hunter, but that's the album that made me fall in love with the band totally, rather than partially.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2012, 04:54:18 PM
I first heard Leviathan in 04 and it blew me away.

It sounded like Nirvana covering Metallica.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on October 18, 2012, 06:42:11 PM
I remember when Blood Mountain came out and Mastodon was being pushed as the next best thing.  I bought the CD, having only listened to "The wolf Is Loose" (which I thought was pretty awesome) and I hated most of the album.  Cut '09 and I hear "Oblivion" and I thought it was fucking awesome.  I loved Brann's vocals so that was a great way to help me get used to Brent and Troy's rather unique vocals. 

It took a while, but I eventually really got into CTS and I love it now.  Went back and listened to Leviathan, BM and RemissionLeviathan I loved almost immediately.  BM eventually grew on me to the point that I do like it now, but it's still one of my least favorites from them.  Remission is about half good and half completely forgettable.  I liked their heavier stuff, but on Remission, the songs just weren't that interesting.

Finally The Hunter came out and I was bit torn on it at first.  It seemed good, but not awesome.  It almost sounded like Mastodon's Black Album, though nowhere near as boring.  It eventually grew on me.  The Hunter has a lot of really quality songs but I hope that this is not a style that they stick with for very long.

My Ranking:

Crack The Skye
Leviathan
--- Those two are incredibly close.  Really amazing albums right there. ---
The Hunter
Blood Mountain
----------
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 19, 2012, 05:06:29 AM
Watching the Fire Ants video right now.  Damn how the band has become so ordinary compared to this.

I don't know, it sounds pretty generic compared to what they're doing now.

There is nothing generic about Remission IMO. 


I first heard Leviathan in 04 and it blew me away.

It sounded like Nirvana covering Metallica.

Wha???
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 19, 2012, 11:52:43 AM
That's what it sounded like to me back in 04.

I think it was the song Island mainly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 19, 2012, 03:28:18 PM
Seabeast and, to a much lesser extent, Naked Burn vaguely reminded me of early Foo Fighters vocals. I guess it was partly due to how unexpected clean vocals were on the heels of Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on October 19, 2012, 03:38:40 PM
I still think Dave Grohl is on "Blasteroid" from The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ryzee on October 19, 2012, 03:39:10 PM
I got in to Mastodon through Leviathan on a whim.  At the time the band names I was tossing around for the current project I was working on were Mastodon, Leviathan and Whale.  So I'm at the record store and I see this new CD on display called Leviathan, by a band called Mastodon with a whale on the cover.  I figured since these guys apparently had access to inside my head that I'd better check them out.  They did not disappoint.  Sometimes the universe just works out like that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 19, 2012, 04:48:13 PM
A rare case where I can sincerely say "cool story, bro."
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ryzee on October 19, 2012, 04:56:34 PM
Twasn't it though?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: me7 on October 20, 2012, 11:08:26 AM
I think folks just have a hard time getting used to their style because it's not roaring, it's not traditionally "trained" singing where you're adding vibrato to the end of vocal lines, etc., and they don't go for any overt emotional inflection in their delivery either so their style is more like quirky storytelling ala Les Claypool but since the music is so profoundly complex, well-written, and intensely presented it seems to rub some folks the wrong way that the vocals themselves convey a more laid-back approach.

You mean it's not a bug, it's a feature. Randomized vocal lines on each concert to keep things exciting, just like Geoff Tate has done for the last couple of years :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: pain of occupation on October 20, 2012, 10:14:02 PM
I still think Dave Grohl is on "Blasteroid" from The Hunter.

trippy. i swear thats kurt kobain lending his vocal talents to octopus has no friends. im 97% sure its him.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on October 20, 2012, 10:48:58 PM
I still think Dave Grohl is on "Blasteroid" from The Hunter.

trippy. i swear thats kurt kobain lending his vocal talents to octopus has no friends. im 97% sure its him.

I've always said that too! They call me crazy!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on December 04, 2012, 09:58:03 AM
Mastodon is recording a new song for........







....Monsters Inc. 2.....

Yep. Indeed they are. That should be interesting
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/12/mastodon-to-record-song-for-new-monsters-inc-movie.html (http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/12/mastodon-to-record-song-for-new-monsters-inc-movie.html)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on December 04, 2012, 10:11:27 AM
Saw that on Facebook, I shall keep a close eye on this, as it sounds like it has the potential to be fucking amazing.  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on December 04, 2012, 10:12:36 AM
I think it will.

I like how some people are treating it like it's a joke and the article I linked to seems uncertain  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 04, 2012, 10:15:25 AM
I just hope their next album has more going for it than The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on December 04, 2012, 10:20:07 AM
I just hope their next album has more going for it than The Hunter.
While I adore The Hunter, I hope they go for something a little more hard hitting as well.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on December 04, 2012, 10:40:30 AM
The Hunter is great if you just cut out the middle chunk (Octopus to Thickening). Those songs either never fully clicked with me or ended up not doing well with age. The other 8 tracks however are awesome as fuck and are among my favourites.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 04, 2012, 11:00:25 AM
Octopus, The Hunter, and Dry Bone Valley are great.  Thickening is really bland though. 

Monster University is going to be the most metal movie ever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on December 04, 2012, 11:05:42 AM
To be honest, I don't understand this. It's cool that they will be on this soundtrack. But like, Pixar is owned by Disney now. And Disney is the fucking company that black listed Machine Head from playing on Disney owned property and called the fans "undesirable".

I just think it's weird, is all. I'm sure the song isn't going to be the most violent, brutal thing the band wrote. But like, I just don't get Disney.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on December 04, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
It's going to be Creature Lives pt.2
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on December 04, 2012, 01:57:26 PM
Just wanted to drop in and say The Hunter is awesome :yarr....
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on December 04, 2012, 02:26:59 PM
The Hunter is damn good, it worked perfectly as my introduction to the world of Mastodon. The only song on it I dislike is Creature lives, and I have to be in a good mood for title track and The Sparrow, but the rest left quite an impression on me. I love their progressive side of its predecessor, but I find the more accessible aspect of their music exciting as well.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 05, 2012, 04:39:27 PM
What's wrong with Creature Lives ?

It's one of my favourite songs on the whole album...


The Hunter is an awesome album !!!!

I hope we get a new album in 2013
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Orthogonal on December 05, 2012, 05:35:01 PM
I agree, Creature Lives is awesome. Sure it is an odd song, but that is what makes it great. It's good to see a band go outside of their comfort zone and write something that is "out there" from their standard material.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on December 06, 2012, 12:55:28 AM
It's probably that a major key in a Mastodon song sounds just too weird. It's like a power metal band all of a sudden. But what's just how I hear it.  ;D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 07, 2012, 03:52:25 PM
Blasteroid is pretty happy sounding too.

I love Creature Lives. Its what Flaming Lips have the potential to sound like - except they're...well....dreadful.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 07, 2012, 08:44:19 PM
Blasteroid is pretty happy sounding too.

I love Creature Lives. Its what Flaming Lips have the potential to sound like - except they're...well....dreadful.

Wut
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on December 07, 2012, 09:19:55 PM
It's probably that a major key in a Mastodon song sounds just too weird. It's like a power metal band all of a sudden. But what's just how I hear it.  ;D

The major keys on many of the songs on the album is one of the main reasons why I'm not too crazy about it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 07, 2012, 09:29:44 PM
The lack of intensity or any memorable moments is what let me down. Remission and Leviathan were stacked with signature moments and sections. Blood Mountain was a sharp dropoff but Colony and Mortal still redeemed it at least a little. Crack the Skye was very hard for me to get into but succeeded in what it set out to do once it clicked. The Hunter just seems like they either creatively exhausted themselves on CtS or maybe they wanted to get back toward doing their traditional brand of metal but tried to not risk alienating the the newbs who signed on with CtS and may not like the older 'don sound and, in the end, that just compromised any possibility of them being able to faithfully deliver their early sound.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 07, 2012, 10:03:49 PM
The Hunter is Mastodon's Black Album.  Except that it's good.  It took me a long time to realize that, but The Hunter is chock full of good songs.  My real problem with the album is it lacks any/many standout songs that stand with their other bests.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 07, 2012, 10:22:18 PM
Sorry but there is nothing on The Hunter that is even in the same universe as The Unforgiven, Wherever I May Roam, Nothing Else Matters, and My Friend of Misery.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on December 07, 2012, 10:31:30 PM
Sorry but there is nothing on The Hunter that is even in the same universe as The Unforgiven, Wherever I May Roam, Nothing Else Matters, and My Friend of Misery.


I'm a fan of both bands but I prefer The Hunter to TBA for sure. TBA although good is not as interesting to me in the same way The Hunter isn't aggressive enough for you.

Having said that, even though I think The Hunter is awesome, I don't have a problem with them moving back to their more aggressive sound like in some of their earlier works or at least more progressive work like in CtS. I think the band still has plenty of room to grow and mix their more aggressive work with the experimental (CtS) and even the more catchy stuff on The Hunter.

The key to their awesomeness for me is if they can continue to mix it up and don't focus on just one of these styles for too long just for the sake of whats expected of them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 07, 2012, 10:41:53 PM
Sorry but there is nothing on The Hunter that is even in the same universe as The Unforgiven, Wherever I May Roam, Nothing Else Matters, and My Friend of Misery.
That may be true, but the rest of the album is glorified filler (sans Sandman), something that can be said about (maybe) one song from The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 07, 2012, 10:51:24 PM
I've listened to The Hunter at least 6 or 7 full spins by now and not even one song has me going back for seconds though and I'm far from alone in this. I've had it come up in conversation with other friends of mine who are into Mastodon and they felt the same. As much as I was let down with Blood Mountain and remain unimpressed with it, at least there were a couple songs to latch onto for me. I just have nothing to work with for The Hunter. I thought it might be Curl of the Burl or Dry Bone Valley but they plateaued in a hurry and now when I try giving it a spin I keep zoning out after the first 5 or 6 tracks and usually only remember I was listening to an album once the room goes silent when it ends.

It's a damn bummer too because I really don't wanna hate this album because I loved Mastodon for Remission and Leviathan and think they're just a really likeable group of people in general. Hopefully something will change.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on December 08, 2012, 01:23:18 AM
Crack The Skye and Blood Mountain are my two favorites. Leviathan at third, The Hunter at fourth and Remission at last although they're all killer albums.
The Hunter is great, but for me it feels a bit short.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on December 08, 2012, 07:46:27 AM
Blasteroid is pretty happy sounding too.
Ooh, good point, it's also in the major key. I guess what appeals to me about that track is its snappiness, you just start rocking out and it's already over. And the happier verses are counterbalanced by some tasteful yet aggressive screams.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 08, 2012, 07:56:33 AM
To me - The Hunter is not Mastodon running out of ideas... They simply went into the studio to create an album without much written and The Hunter is what they came up with.

They said they had a concept worked out but ditched it in favour of doing a " fun " album.

If they can write an album like The Hunter without really trying too hard - then that's really good news long term.

They'll probably do another big concept on the next album but Brent said that he was tired of it up until The Hunter.

Six albums in and one EP - I think it will actually be a surprise if Mastodon put out a truly "bad" album at this point.



My Current Ranking as of this moment :

1.Leviathan
2.The Hunter
3.Blood Mountain
4.Crack The Skye
5.Remission
6.Call of The Mastodon

With the Jonah Hex EP somewhere between 4 & 5
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 08, 2012, 08:17:23 AM
I thought Call of the Mastodon was an EP as well.  Or at least just a compilation album of older stuff.

I'm still not getting the "lack of intensity" arguments regarding the Hunter.  Black Tongue, Spectrelight, Stargasm, Blasteroids, and Dry Bone Valley are still pretty intense, just more of a "rock n roll" kind of intense rather than a sludgy fast kind of intense (save Black Tongue and Spectrelight).  I like the comparison between the Hunter and TBA though, except that the Hunter is awesome.

I'm really confused by you though, B_F.  Blood Mountain was a disappointment EXCEPT for Colony and Mortal Soil?  The first half of that album has some of their best and heaviest songs! 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 08, 2012, 08:39:26 AM
I made the intensity argument because they were going for the aggressive angle on this album. For me, it just felt like they fell flat in that area. Overall, I find myself liking them best when they can present something heavy in an intense and interesting way. If they can work in some melody that fits the song, even better. I also like it a lot when they have mostly melodic songs I can lose myself in.

Examples of the heavy and interesting style I mentioned would be:

March of the Fire Ants, Megalodon, Blood and Thunder, and Crusher Destroyer.

Examples of the melodic would be:

Elephant Man, Trilobite, Ol' Nessie, Trainwreck, Hearts Alive, and Sleeping Giant.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 08, 2012, 09:18:50 AM
I'm really confused by you though, B_F.  Blood Mountain was a disappointment EXCEPT for Colony and Mortal Soil?  The first half of that album has some of their best and heaviest songs!
Blood Mountain was my first Mastodon album and it took a long time to click for me.  It's still pretty low in my rankings but it does have some awesome songs, even if it has two of my least favorite Mastodon songs as well.

My album ranking:

1. Crack The Skye
2. Leviathan
3. The Hunter
4. Blood Mountain
5. Remission

EDIT: Oh and I take back what I said about The Hunter not having any amazing songs.  I forgot how awesome the title-track was.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on December 08, 2012, 09:29:20 AM
I like the comparison between the Hunter and TBA
That's quite an accurate comparison. There's nothing wrong with a band being tired of progressive and complex music, and deciding to go with something stripped down and ''fun''. Many bands have done it - Metallica, Iron Maiden, Rush, Genesis. Now, some succeeded, some failed miserably.  ;D Mastodon, in my opinion, did a great job and I honestly wouldn't mind them continuing in that direction.

Anyway, now that we're ranking albums:

1. Crack the Skye
2. The Hunter
3. Leviathan
4. Blood mountain (it would be above Leviathan if only it were a couple songs shorter...)
5. Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on December 08, 2012, 11:29:59 AM
my top four are so close that it needs to be 1a, 1b, etc

1a. Crack The Skye
1b. The Hunter
1c. Leviathan
1d. Blood Mountain
5. Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 08, 2012, 11:32:40 AM
I thought Call of the Mastodon was an EP as well.  Or at least just a compilation album of older stuff.

Brent has said he considers it an album.

I do as well since it's about half an hour in length and has 9 songs on it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on December 08, 2012, 05:36:38 PM
1 Leviathan
2 The Hunter
3 Blood Mountain
3 Remission
5 Crack the Skye

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on December 08, 2012, 08:09:43 PM
Crack the Skye
The Hunter
Leviathan





Blood Mountain




Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on December 08, 2012, 08:16:19 PM
>The Hunter is higher than Remission
>THE HUNTER IS HIGHER THAN BLOOD MOUNTAIN
>BLOOD MOUNTAIN IS NOT NUMBER ONE


Nate please stop listening to music.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on December 08, 2012, 08:18:41 PM
Blood Mountiain
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Sigz on December 08, 2012, 08:51:13 PM
The Hunter
Leviathan

(http://i.imgur.com/V8R6f.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 08, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on December 09, 2012, 10:53:08 AM
The Hunter is still my favorite, tied with Leviathan, maybe. How can you people dissing the album not enjoy Octopus Has No Friends, Blasteroid, or Stargasm AKA my favorite Mastodon song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 09, 2012, 11:39:49 AM
Easy. They do nothing for me. I love Mastodon and bought The Hunter after intentionally making sure I never heard a single note of it just to make sure it'd be completely new to me. I buy less than 10 albums a year so that's a pretty big leap of faith to be taking which should make it clear that I like them a lot and go into each album of theirs wanting to like it.

On top of that, the band hinted at this being something of a return to their earlier sound and it seems like the vast majority of people that think they achieved this are the ones who don't really even like the early sound in the first place so it's kinda difficult for them to be in a spot to say something holds up to that when they likely hardly ever listen to those albums in the first place. It'd be like a vegetarian writing a review for a steak house.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 09, 2012, 12:17:34 PM
To me - Remission - the Hunter shows a logical growth.

You can hear how they've changed over time.

And not like some bands who do 4 identical albums then the 5th one is completely new.

I've been a fan since 2004 so i've been a long for the ride. I dunn owhat it would be like for someone who started out with Crack The Skye.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 09, 2012, 12:25:36 PM
CtS was different and showed growth. The Hunter seemed to be an effort to get back to their roots or maybe placate longtime fans who missed the early sound or perhaps a combo of the two. It just seemed to fall flat though since it's simple, lacking vigor, and comes off like a band who's a bit less talented than Mastodon trying to cover them and doing a somewhat decent job of it. "Growth" is about the last word I'd use to describe it since growth usually implies a broadening of style, not a watered-down attempt at getting back to your roots.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on December 09, 2012, 12:53:42 PM
The Hunter is still my favorite, tied with Leviathan, maybe. How can you people dissing the album not enjoy Octopus Has No Friends, Blasteroid, or Stargasm AKA my favorite Mastodon song.

Nothing on the album, outside of Black Tongue, Spectrelight, The Sparrow, and parts of Curl of the Burl actually sound like the band is taking their songs seriously. I wouldn't necessarily call the album goofy but it's the type of music people might associate with B-sides. The lack of any real hooks kills the album for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on December 09, 2012, 01:07:15 PM
CtS was different and showed growth. The Hunter seemed to be an effort to get back to their roots or maybe placate longtime fans who missed the early sound or perhaps a combo of the two. It just seemed to fall flat though since it's simple, lacking vigor, and comes off like a band who's a bit less talented than Mastodon trying to cover them and doing a somewhat decent job of it. "Growth" is about the last word I'd use to describe it since growth usually implies a broadening of style, not a watered-down attempt at getting back to your roots.



I don't know that the band was attempting to go back to their roots. I never saw them say it was an attempt at that (although they may have; just I haven't seen that). I do remember them saying they weren't working with a concept, weren't doing a proggy type album and were just having fun with it. I don't think it's anything like their early albums and I don't see how it could be considered as such. You're definitely right in that if you were looking for The Hunter to sound much like Remission or Leviathan you'd be disappointed; but because they are clearly different doesn't make The Hunter bad.


I don't expect their next album to sound like The Hunter either and would be incredibly surprised if it was much like it. For me this isn't like Metallica's TBA where everyone knew it was going in that direction going forward. As for Mastodon, I've already stated they will be better served to explore their depths within their aggressive, progressive, groove, and even catchy sounds than to attempt to just make the same type songs or album over and over.



Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on December 09, 2012, 01:24:38 PM
I'll tell you what's great about The Hunter. The songs are not extremely heavy like on Remission, not experimental like on Blood mountain and not epic like on Crack the Skye. Yet, the playing is stellar throughout. Blasteroid, for example, might be short, happy sounding and simple in terms of arrangement, but when I take a closer listen at drums for example, Brann blows my mind as much as he did on their previous albums. I'm just spinning Octopus has no friends. Again, very traditional arrangement, but the riffs are killer. The record truly offers fantastic musicianship.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2012, 10:41:17 AM
So - If " The Hunter " is comparable to their " Black Album ".

Which would you say is their " Master Of Puppets " ?

Is it the sprawling Crack The Skye or the epic tale of survival Blood Mountain ?


And while i'm on the subject - Remission - Leviathan - Blood Mountain - Crack The Skye - The Hunter.

The best five album run since Kill em all - Metallica ?

I suppose Mastodon's next two albums should be the southern blues albums.

But I don't see Mastodon doing a massive style left-turn. I think they're pretty much gonna sound like Mastodon whatever they do - just tweak it each time like they have been doing so far.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on December 20, 2012, 11:37:05 AM
I'd their MoP would probably be Leviathan.  There's really not something in Metallica's discography to equate CTS to. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on December 20, 2012, 11:38:14 AM
It's definitely Leviathan, seeing how it's the "classic" Mastodon album. Which is what Master of Puppets is to Metallica.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: glaurung on January 13, 2013, 12:33:09 PM
A piano cover of the whole Leviathan album. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h85KV5e6t-E)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lateralus88 on January 13, 2013, 12:41:35 PM
Yeah well I can play the first 5 chords of Blood and Thunder on guitar.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 05, 2013, 08:22:49 AM
Sooo, I felt like bringing this thread back to life since there is news on the next album:

Quote
We’ve been writing a new album, we’re sort of in the middle of it right now. It’s going pretty good but we definitely want to make sure that it’s absolutely ready before we go into the studio.

It’s a possibility that we might not record until after the summer, like September or something like that, so we will see what happens.

Quote
You’ve got some slow pretty stuff, there’s some super heavy stuff, heavy slow stuff, fast stuff but I can tell you that I really like it. Everybody in the room really digs what’s going on so we’re really excited about it. That’s pretty much what we go by, we have to trust our own taste and hopefully that transfers.

Quote
So far, to me, it seems a little more epic. I think there’s going to be more longer songs whereas ‘The Hunter’ was a collection of shorter songs.

We kind of got… not sick of, but a little sick of [doing] ‘Crack the Skye’ for a couple of years straight and we just wanted a quick release, I think ‘The Hunter’ was a reaction to that. We did enjoy those quick bursts and quick songs so there’ll be a couple of those as well.

Maybe three or four that we’re working on right now are getting up there in length, seven/eight minutes. It might be a little more akin to ‘Crack the Skye’.

Quote
I don’t think it will be as concise as ‘Crack the Skye’ as far as concept is concerned. It will definitely have a theme. There’ll be a nucleus that everything is centred around and sort of sprout off from there.

Source: http://www.metalireland.com/2013/03/03/mastodon-interview/

The interview is about a month old, so I hope it was not posted already, but I searched and found nothing ;D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 05, 2013, 08:45:48 AM
Color me excited  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 05, 2013, 08:53:13 AM
Boner and thunder.

That's what's going on in my pants right now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 05, 2013, 08:59:40 AM
Boner and thunder.

That's what's going on in my pants right now.
Be glad it's not Blood and Thunder  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 05, 2013, 09:28:25 AM
Boner and thunder.

That's what's going on in my pants right now.
Be glad it's not Blood and Thunder  :biggrin: :biggrin:
That's what happens after the march of the fire ants.

Or, as I like to call it, the day I run out of medicated, topical cream.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on April 05, 2013, 10:05:15 AM
yay!


Quote
You’ve got some slow pretty stuff, there’s some super heavy stuff, heavy slow stuff, fast stuff but I can tell you that I really like it. Everybody in the room really digs what’s going on so we’re really excited about it. That’s pretty much what we go by, we have to trust our own taste and hopefully that transfers.

I want some super heavy fast pretty stuff!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 05, 2013, 10:15:53 AM
Some older interview (december 2012):
Quote
“A lot of the stuff I’m writing is in open G-minor,” he says, before explaining, “I’m playing a lot of slide guitar and just getting really Jimmy Page-y on the place and getting really eerie and Radioheadish and very spooky sounding.” Right now, he thinks he has about three songs’ worth of material, “or it could be one gigantic one,” he says straight-faced. “I haven’t made up my mind yet.”

http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/mastodon-new-album-2013
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on April 05, 2013, 10:25:39 AM
This got posted on a Serbian metal forum, and fans freaked out when they read the word ''Radioheadish''. I got very excited about the album on the other side.  ;D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 05, 2013, 10:31:38 AM
This got posted on a Serbian metal forum

Haha I read it in the official Mastodon forum, and people seem to have VERY mixed opinions about the "radioheadish" thing   :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on April 05, 2013, 11:57:04 AM
I got no problems with Tommy Yorke and the Radio Heads.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 05, 2013, 12:00:03 PM
As long as it's The Bends era Radiohead with the trademark Mastodon sludge.

Not Amnesiac era wtf-is-this-shit era Radiohead.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 05, 2013, 12:01:08 PM
" There are open doors and there are revolving doors "

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/d1c/853/e6e/resized/creepy-willy-wonka-meme-generator-that-s-just-fascinating-80f6dc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on April 05, 2013, 03:18:31 PM
As stated in the RMH thread:

Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Mastodon - The Hunter

woo hoo!!  Both on my top 50 list.
Yeah, it's actually your avatar that inspired me to get them. Currently on Crack the Skye, and I'm definitely liking what I'm hearing. The Czar was amazing.

... I should probably take this to the Mastodon thread.

... so here I am. If the rest of the albums matches up to CTS, then I'm sold. Currently on The Last Baron, The Hunter's next.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 05, 2013, 03:22:35 PM
Crack the Skye is awesome, but is a big change from their previous. Hopefully you like their earlier work as well
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on April 05, 2013, 04:22:54 PM
Just dropping by here. Crack the Skye is one of my favourite albums of all time, and by far my favourite Mastodon album. I've listened to The Hunter and Blood Mountain a few times and liked them, but not nearly as much as CTS. Maybe I should try again sometime.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on April 05, 2013, 04:24:50 PM
The Hunter is pretty cool as well, from what I gathered during my first listen, though I can't really compare it to CTS yet - both are totally different records.

EDIT: The Sparrow is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 05, 2013, 04:38:00 PM
From the quotes, I'm not getting excited at all, but Mastodon to me is Remission/Leviathan.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 05, 2013, 07:19:42 PM
From the quotes, I'm not getting excited at all, but Mastodon to me is Remission/Leviathan.

Yup. I feel virtually no remorse by hitting torrents for music now since 90% of bands that I supported when they were very obscure just go on to nearly completely abandon the style that drew me to them in the first place by either pandering to the new fans or getting their Brian Wilson on, so to speak, by overtly trying to make "the best album ever" (as judged by critics, not the actual fans) once they reach a level of notoriety that gives them a sustainable career.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on April 05, 2013, 07:23:22 PM
The Hunter is pretty cool as well, from what I gathered during my first listen, though I can't really compare it to CTS yet - both are totally different records.

EDIT: The Sparrow is pretty sweet.

Best song on the album. Only "Black Tongue" and "Spectrelight" are really all that interesting to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on April 05, 2013, 07:55:05 PM
The Hunter is pretty cool as well, from what I gathered during my first listen, though I can't really compare it to CTS yet - both are totally different records.

EDIT: The Sparrow is pretty sweet.

Best song on the album. Only "Black Tongue" and "Spectrelight" are really all that interesting to me.

for me, it's Stargasm and Dry Bone Valley.  Can't get enough of those.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on April 05, 2013, 07:56:54 PM
The Hunter is pretty cool as well, from what I gathered during my first listen, though I can't really compare it to CTS yet - both are totally different records.

you're certainly right about that.  The Hunter is all about short concise songs that get their point across and end.  CTS, at least much of it, is about exploring all kinds of craziness.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 05, 2013, 08:02:00 PM
From the quotes, I'm not getting excited at all, but Mastodon to me is Remission/Leviathan.

Yup. I feel virtually no remorse by hitting torrents for music now since 90% of bands that I supported when they were very obscure just go on to nearly completely abandon the style that drew me to them in the first place by either pandering to the new fans or getting their Brian Wilson on, so to speak, by overtly trying to make "the best album ever" (as judged by critics, not the actual fans) once they reach a level of notoriety that gives them a sustainable career.
Yeah, I definitely don't think Crack the Skye is their best. No siree no. Guess I must be one of those 'actual fans' then.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 05, 2013, 08:17:13 PM
Wow, I can't believe some of what I'm reading. You're no môre an actual fan than I am, you're the one who doesn't enjoy their newer work, which aside from being less heavy, they're really not that different stylalistically.
Just retread your post and saw what you actually meant.
But I think some of the people who gripe about their new sound could still adjust their thinking
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 05, 2013, 08:52:10 PM
There are semantic similarities (Brann's top echelon drumming, their penchant for chaotically difficult arpeggios, etc.) but, as far as the overall vibe goes, Remission and Leviathan own the living shit out of everything since in my opinion. CTS took a while to grow and is easily my favorite of the three subsequent albums but the other two just feel like they followed heralded albums and were just "riding the wave" and did very little to set the world on fire.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 06, 2013, 11:52:37 AM

Yup. I feel virtually no remorse by hitting torrents for music now since 90% of bands that I supported when they were very obscure just go on to nearly completely abandon the style that drew me to them in the first place by either pandering to the new fans or getting their Brian Wilson on, so to speak, by overtly trying to make "the best album ever" (as judged by critics, not the actual fans) once they reach a level of notoriety that gives them a sustainable career.


Dafuq did I just read ?  :sad:

If you listen to every Mastodon album from Remission to The Hunter - You can clearly hear a progression.

They didn't suddenly abandon their trademark style and make an electronic avant-garde album like some bands.

I'd love to know how "The Hunter" sounds like every other band out there at the moment. . .
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on April 06, 2013, 11:54:57 AM

Yup. I feel virtually no remorse by hitting torrents for music now since 90% of bands that I supported when they were very obscure just go on to nearly completely abandon the style that drew me to them in the first place by either pandering to the new fans or getting their Brian Wilson on, so to speak, by overtly trying to make "the best album ever" (as judged by critics, not the actual fans) once they reach a level of notoriety that gives them a sustainable career.


Dafuq did I just read ?  :sad:

If you listen to every Mastodon album from Remission to The Hunter - You can clearly hear a progression.

They didn't suddenly abandon their trademark style and make an electronic avant-garde album like some bands.

I'd love to know how "The Hunter" sounds like every other band out there at the moment. . .
^this
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 06, 2013, 12:15:44 PM

Yup. I feel virtually no remorse by hitting torrents for music now since 90% of bands that I supported when they were very obscure just go on to nearly completely abandon the style that drew me to them in the first place by either pandering to the new fans or getting their Brian Wilson on, so to speak, by overtly trying to make "the best album ever" (as judged by critics, not the actual fans) once they reach a level of notoriety that gives them a sustainable career.


Dafuq did I just read ?  :sad:

Apparently not my post you quoted if it led you to say:

If you listen to every Mastodon album from Remission to The Hunter - You can clearly hear a progression.

They didn't suddenly abandon their trademark style and make an electronic avant-garde album like some bands.

If "progression" means "making music that is roughly the same level of complexity of prior tracks such as Ol'e Nessie, Trilobite, March of the Fire Ants, Trainwreck, Aqua Dementia, and Hearts Alive but with the inclusion of more acoustic guitars and a concept album", then sure, they have progressed. That's no knock on Crack the Skye either as I enjoy it pretty well overall. I just think FAR too many newer fans just fail to realize that the nuances and intricacies that they love on CtS have been around since Remission just because y'all don't care for the rawer-edged sound and more roar-dominant vocal style. People act like Mastodon reached some new pinnacle with CtS despite the fact that every album after Lifesblood has had shitloads of weird time signatures, off-kilter melodic sections, and all the other things that embody their unique sound.

I'd love to know how "The Hunter" sounds like every other band out there at the moment. . .

Hyperbole much? Please tell me where I said, or even implied, that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on April 06, 2013, 05:15:41 PM
Maybe I'm alone here but The Hunter doesn't resonate with me that well because of the amount of major keys in the songs. Major keys in metal can be done well but I rarely find it enjoyable to listen to. The way it comes off on a lot of songs on the album, especially with the ridiculous song titles and lyrics, makes it seem more like parody and plain goofiness, two things that I do not look for in Mastodon. They probably were in the mood to make an album like that that sounded quite a bit different from their usual stuff but it seemed to come off like a brain dump of fragmented ideas that ultimately sounds like a compilation B-side album like The Who's Odd & Sods.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 06, 2013, 05:51:26 PM
The way I see it - The Hunter is Mastodon making an album from bits and bobs and it's still great.

Which means when they put their minds to it - it's awesome but when they don't it's still great.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: drummerThatShreds87 on April 06, 2013, 08:04:46 PM
didn't like this album as much as Crack the Skye, but it wasn't bad. Some gems for sure.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 07, 2013, 05:10:48 AM
Wow, I can't believe some of what I'm reading. You're no môre an actual fan than I am, you're the one who doesn't enjoy their newer work, which aside from being less heavy, they're really not that different stylalistically.
Just retread your post and saw what you actually meant.
But I think some of the people who gripe about their new sound could still adjust their thinking

I totally disagree.  I don't hear anything in Crack the Skye that is similar to Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on April 07, 2013, 06:50:36 AM
Though I don't agree with the overall point...

the nuances and intricacies that they love on CtS have been around since Remission

:D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 07, 2013, 07:59:44 PM
1. Congrats on your 12000th post :metal

2. I'm not sure what the emote means. Does it convey heavy skepticism or whimsical agreement?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on April 07, 2013, 08:11:17 PM
I still really love The Hunter but I'm due to listen to some Mastodon again. Those quotes actually do excite me, though-- I'd love an album that has some long, epic CTS-type tracks, some heavy, crazy Leviathan-type songs, and some quick, fun Hunter type songs. Although, I don't think that would entirely work for a concept album. Still.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on April 07, 2013, 09:09:00 PM
dud mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 09, 2013, 07:15:39 PM
Top 5 Remission/Leviathan songs:

1. March of the Fire Ants
2. Elephant Man
3. Ol'e Nessie
4. Trilobite
5. Trainwreck

I guess my fave Leviathan track would vary between Megalodon and Hearts Alive depending on the day. It's weird too because I hadn't realized just how much more I like Remission until I made this list.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 09, 2013, 07:20:16 PM
Why even put Leviathan in the title?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 09, 2013, 10:00:18 PM
Top 4 Leviathan Songs plus a song from Remission cuz what the fuck:
1. Naked Burn
2. Megalodon
3. Blood and Thunder
4. March of the Fire Ants
5. Aqua Dementia
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 09, 2013, 11:04:51 PM
Why even put Leviathan in the title?

Cuz I'm still interested in other people's opinions of these songs since they seem to be somewhat lost in the mix overall when DTF discusses the 'don.

Also, yippy! Post #12112
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on April 11, 2013, 06:05:59 AM
Why even put Leviathan in the title?

Cuz I'm still interested in other people's opinions of these songs since they seem to be somewhat lost in the mix overall when DTF discusses the 'don.

Also, yippy! Post #12112

Really?  I never get that impression.  Its typically near the top of most people's lists.  I think maybe the discussion tends to gravitate towards CTS/The Hunter because people are disappointed or defending the other.

But for the record....

1. Megalodon
2. Blood and Thunder
3. Aqua Dementia
4. I am Ahab
5. Island
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 11, 2013, 06:13:31 AM
But for the record....

1. Megalodon
2. Blood and Thunder
3. Aqua Dementia
4. I am Ahab
5. Island

I'd put Hearts Alive at #4 and I Am Ahab at #5 but other than that, I agree.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 11, 2013, 08:33:08 AM
Yeah Leviathan is very well regarded around here.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on April 11, 2013, 08:46:04 AM
Maybe I'm alone here but The Hunter doesn't resonate with me that well because of the amount of major keys in the songs. Major keys in metal can be done well but I rarely find it enjoyable to listen to. The way it comes off on a lot of songs on the album, especially with the ridiculous song titles and lyrics, makes it seem more like parody and plain goofiness, two things that I do not look for in Mastodon. They probably were in the mood to make an album like that that sounded quite a bit different from their usual stuff but it seemed to come off like a brain dump of fragmented ideas that ultimately sounds like a compilation B-side album like The Who's Odd & Sods.

I really agree with all of this.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on May 09, 2013, 11:25:12 PM
Been listening to lots of the 'don lately and just furthering my man crush on Brann Dailor... dude is such a beast. I'm usually big into guitar and this whole band is so very, very musically talented with all three of Brent, Bill and Troy definitely being reasons I love this band; but Brann just makes me smile listening to his playing behind it all.  :hat
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Big Hath on May 09, 2013, 11:39:11 PM
Brann is indeed great
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 11, 2013, 01:00:25 PM
1.Crack The Skye / Leviathan
2.Blood Mountain / The Hunter
3.Remission / Call Of the Mastodon


Too hard to seperate !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on May 11, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
1.Crack The Skye
1.5.Blood Mountain
2.Leviathan / The Hunter
3.Remission / Call Of the Mastodon


Too hard to seperate !

Now I agree
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on May 11, 2013, 07:03:02 PM
I wish people were more aware of the fact that CotM is not a true Mastodon album but actually a combo of their EP, Lifesblood, along with a few other tracks. Just seems awkward to use CotM instead of Lifesblood since the former's a compilation while the latter's a more proper "album" in terms of being useful for ranking lists despite it being an EP. No knock on anyone for using it though since most don fans are unaware of the difference.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 12, 2013, 06:38:25 PM
I'm aware of the difference - but Brent counts it as a full length album since Relapse released it as such so I will too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on May 13, 2013, 11:54:12 AM
Brent also lacked the common sense to avoid enticing Shavo Odadjian and a member of the Wu Tang Clan into a fight when he was drunk and nearly sustained brain damage in the process.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Perpetual Change on May 13, 2013, 02:58:42 PM
I wish people were more aware of the fact that CotM is not a true Mastodon album but actually a combo of their EP, Lifesblood, along with a few other tracks. Just seems awkward to use CotM instead of Lifesblood since the former's a compilation while the latter's a more proper "album" in terms of being useful for ranking lists despite it being an EP. No knock on anyone for using it though since most don fans are unaware of the difference.

Yeah. I was honestly unaware until you made this post.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on May 13, 2013, 03:00:51 PM
Guess I'll mention this again: I'm seeing these guys live on the 6th of June. How are they live?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on May 13, 2013, 03:14:34 PM
I think if I had heard more of their material before I saw them live, then I would have had a much better time. I just wasn't as familiar as others were. Also the mix for them wasn't that great, it was really muddy. But the people were great and overall I had a fun time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on May 14, 2013, 02:02:51 AM
Guess I'll mention this again: I'm seeing these guys live on the 6th of June. How are they live?

Instrumentally, they are one of the best live metal-bands out there. They are unbelievably tight!
Vocally, it really depends on the gig. I've seen them four times. On two gigs they were pretty bad IMO. When they opened up for Metallica last year they where pretty good, and when i saw them headline on The Hunter-tour, they where awesome.
Troy is probably the most reliable vocalist they have, while Brent can be pretty awful at times. Brann is pretty good as well, but he doesn't sing as much as the other two guys.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on May 14, 2013, 08:00:41 AM
Guess I'll mention this again: I'm seeing these guys live on the 6th of June. How are they live?

Instrumentally, they are one of the best live metal-bands out there. They are unbelievably tight!
Vocally, it really depends on the gig. I've seen them four times. On two gigs they were pretty bad IMO. When they opened up for Metallica last year they where pretty good, and when i saw them headline on The Hunter-tour, they where awesome.
Troy is probably the most reliable vocalist they have, while Brent can be pretty awful at times. Brann is pretty good as well, but he doesn't sing as much as the other two guys.

I think recently they've been more consistent with their vocals live.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on May 14, 2013, 09:24:31 AM
I think recently they've been more consistent with their vocals live.
As far as I know, Brent is doing vocal trainings and you can really see the positive results compared to his quite awful performance a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on June 07, 2013, 02:48:24 PM
Guess I'll mention this again: I'm seeing these guys live on the 6th of June. How are they live?

Due to the flood in our region, the show yesterday was cancelled. :(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 27, 2013, 02:05:53 AM
Quote from: Brann Dailor
We'll probably record in September, maybe…I'm guessing. But nothing is set in stone at the moment. We're pretty close, as far as our demos are concerned. We're getting there.

:caffeine:


http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/mastodon-hoping-to-enter-the-studio-in-september-to-record-new-album
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 13, 2013, 07:35:05 PM
Okay.  This really is sad. Their sound for Mayhem is just awful, and nobody really rocked out, except a few of us. They we're pissed, and it seems to happen at all Mayhem shows. I sure hope its the crowd that's lame cause they were pretty good musically.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lordxizor on August 04, 2013, 07:15:54 PM
So I have Crack the Skye and it's been growing a lot on me recently. Where does everyone suggest I go next in Mastodon's catalog?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on August 04, 2013, 07:20:03 PM
Leviathan.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 04, 2013, 07:21:55 PM
Blood Mountain is my favorite Mastodon record so that's my recommendation.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on August 04, 2013, 10:46:34 PM
lifesblood
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 05, 2013, 12:35:13 AM
Blood Mountain if you don't mind some heavier and crazier stuff. Otherwise The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on August 05, 2013, 02:15:12 AM
Both The Hunter and Blood Mountain.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on August 05, 2013, 11:33:07 AM
Leviathan.
This.

Blood Mountain is probably proggier and a bit closer to Crack the Skye, but it's not as good and also has the dubious honor of having my least favorite Mastodon song on it. Leviathan is a thoroughly great album with some ripping songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 05, 2013, 11:49:32 AM
Leviathan.
This.

Blood Mountain is probably proggier and a bit closer to Crack the Skye, but it's not as good and also has the dubious honor of having my least favorite Mastodon song on it. Leviathan is a thoroughly great album with some ripping songs.

Which one?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on August 05, 2013, 11:52:39 AM
"Bladecatcher."

That song is annoying as all hell. I hit the skip button as soon as I hear it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 05, 2013, 11:56:50 AM
"Bladecatcher."

That song is annoying as all hell. I hit the skip button as soon as I hear it.
:'(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 05, 2013, 12:04:17 PM
"Bladecatcher."

That song is annoying as all hell. I hit the skip button as soon as I hear it.
:'(

This. I think it's cool and unique.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on August 05, 2013, 12:35:58 PM
'Cool' and 'unique' hardly makes it enjoyable to listen to.

At least to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 05, 2013, 12:38:27 PM
I love the effect they put on their voices, and the riffs are molten lava deliciousness. Absolutely killer track if you ask me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 05, 2013, 12:48:59 PM
'Cool' and 'unique' hardly makes it enjoyable to listen to.

At least to me.

+ it's great musically ;D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on August 05, 2013, 01:18:56 PM
'Cool' and 'unique' hardly makes it enjoyable to listen to.

At least to me.

+ it's great musically ;D
Yeah, okay.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on August 05, 2013, 01:20:08 PM
Leviathan used to be my favourite Mastodon album, but I *THINK* Blood Mountain has taken the cake recently. Just so awesome.

Even Bladecatcher. Those guitar riffs are so catchy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: skydivingninja on August 11, 2013, 11:20:01 AM
So who saw Monsters University and headbanged to the five seconds of "Island" that played in the movie?  I know I did.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 11, 2013, 11:41:28 AM
So who saw Monsters University and headbanged to the five seconds of "Island" that played in the movie?  I know I did.  :metal
I was laughing so hard when that came on, and yes I did head bang a little
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on August 15, 2013, 11:49:49 PM
So... finally got a chance to see these guys live @ The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. I've had to miss them every time they've been around the last few years and I'm kicking myself for missing them with other acts like Alice in Chains, Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ghost etc. but at the very least, now I can finally say that I beheld the behemoth; MASTODON!  :metal

It was the band's last tour date before heading back home and then getting back in the studio to finish up recording their new album which I've seen them mention for Spring 2014, UGH such a wait!. They've already done some studio work and supposedly already written a lot of the music that will be on the album. With it being the last tour date and not too far from home for the band they had many family members and friends in the audience and backstage/stage side (I think Troy's wife was there with his son who was sporting a superman cape). Being the headlining band (opening bands were USX (U.S. Christmas), and ASG), they were able to play a fairly long set, performing about 20 songs.


Setlist:

1. Black Tongue
2. Crystal Skull
3. Dry Bone Valley
4. Thickening
5. Megalodon
6. Oblivion
7. The Hunter
8. Octopus Has No Friends
9. Stargasm
10. Blasteroid
11. Crack the Skye
12. All the Heavy Lifting
13. Spectrelight
14. Bedazzled Fingernails
15. Curl of the Burl
16. Iron Tusk
17. March of the Fire Ants
18. Blood and Thunder
19. The Sparrow


I was up front and got some cool photos and one video (before security gave me the throat slash sign after I suppose they became aware I was videoing). The video is "Oblivion"... be sure to check it out as Brent Hinds walks right up to me to deliver a face melting solo to us all! (@ about the 3:50 mark). Going to post about 10 photos here from the show (hope that's cool by everyone?) and a link to the video on youtube.




(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8714_zps8a0c3705.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8736_zpsc02e8265.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8746_zps27ef4679.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8758_zps45c82dc6.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8839_zpsd0d4e180.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8867_zps6ee913ee.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8871_zps13bf4d49.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8915_zps53d5ae95.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8987_zpsb8622750.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/MusicNut77/Mastodon%20Pics/IMG_8996_zpsfb277da3.jpg)



Video: Mastodon - Oblivion (Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel 8/14/13):  http://youtu.be/9OI16OpoBtM

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 16, 2013, 12:56:56 AM
Cool :tup

Seems like Brent went back to his Blood Mountain hairstyle.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 16, 2013, 12:13:29 PM
They're all looking great! Especially Bill  :blush

Man, I can't wait for some new material from them! Especially if Brent's hairstyle means he's thinking in line with Blood Mountain again  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 16, 2013, 12:15:47 PM
As much as I love Blood Mountain, I'd rather have him thinking in line with Crack The Skye ;)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on August 16, 2013, 12:18:41 PM
An even better outcome would be BM+CtS
 :eek
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on August 16, 2013, 12:44:23 PM
Brent looks so much better with short hair :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on August 16, 2013, 02:46:11 PM
No way :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on August 16, 2013, 04:56:44 PM
Mastodon appear to be turning into one of those bands that don't put out bad albums.

The Hunter was written and recorded in the studio in a hurry with barely any material and it's still awesome.

For this new album they're taking their time again and demoing everything beforehand like with Crack The Skye so

I have high hopes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jaffa on September 06, 2013, 03:09:37 AM
So, which album should I start with?  Seems like Crack The Skye is the fan favorite, but is it a good place to start with Mastodon, or would I be better off starting with one of their earlier albums?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on September 06, 2013, 03:39:22 AM
If you're into really heavy, start with Leviathan. If you're into melodic and accessible, start with The Hunter. If you're into progressive, start with Crack the Skye. I guess, I dunno.  ;D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on September 06, 2013, 04:07:30 AM
Crack The Skye without a doubt. It's the most consistent, and although it's pretty "progressive", I still find it very accessible. Maybe also The Hunter, although that one is less awesome (still really good) and a lot more straight forward. CTS was my first Mastodon album and I think it's a good choice as an introduction to the band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jaffa on September 07, 2013, 12:05:19 PM
Alright, thanks for the tips.  :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Outcrier on September 07, 2013, 12:28:13 PM
So, which album should I start with?  Seems like Leviathan is the fan favorite, but is it a good place to start with Mastodon, or would I be better off starting with one of their earlier albums?

FTFY
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 07, 2013, 12:32:00 PM
Blood Mountain>Crack The Skye>Leviathan>The Hunter>Remission>Call Of the Mastodon

That'd be the order I go and it happens to be my rankings as well :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on September 07, 2013, 12:32:43 PM
Leviathan and Crack The Skye seem to be loved fairly equally.

Though usually not by the same people.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Orthogonal on September 07, 2013, 12:33:33 PM
So, which album should I start with?  Seems like Crack The Skye is the fan favorite, but is it a good place to start with Mastodon, or would I be better off starting with one of their earlier albums?

That's where I started. It's a great entry point if you prefer a little more prog.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Outcrier on September 07, 2013, 12:58:42 PM
Just listen to Hearts Alive and be hooked!
You know, hooks, megalodons, seabeasts
fail "trying to be funny" attempt
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: me7 on September 07, 2013, 01:03:45 PM
From a prog metal lover's perspective, Crack the Skye is their most even album at walking a line between sludge and prog. I'd recommend it as a start since it is rather proggy but still representative of Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jaffa on September 07, 2013, 05:31:49 PM
Well, for clarification, I really don't listen to very much prog.  That's not to say that I don't enjoy the genre, because I do, but my background is much more metal than prog.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on September 07, 2013, 11:42:41 PM
Then you might try Blood Mountain. Very unique album, pretty heavy, some prog influence, and better songwriting than on Leviathan IMO. Although CTS is really not an overly proggy album either, so I'd still recommend that one as an introduction to the band. And I think it's a lot easier to get into than BM.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2013, 04:17:44 PM
I think anyone who hasn't given Remission at least 10 full devoted listenings is depriving themselves of the true Mastodon experience.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 08, 2013, 05:45:30 PM
I started with Leviathan. I was hooked instantly so maybe start there.

Then the production will only get better as you go on.

However - the same will be true if you start with Remission too.

But Remission has barely any clean singing on whilst Leviathan onwards has progressively more clean singing and the music gets slightly less heavy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on September 08, 2013, 07:35:28 PM
Then the production will only get better as you go on.

Except for Crack The Skye. That album sounds like ass.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2013, 07:40:37 PM
Then the production will only get better as you go on.

Except for Crack The Skye. That album sounds like ass.
.... wut
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on September 08, 2013, 10:29:59 PM
Then the production will only get better as you go on.

Except for Crack The Skye. That album sounds like ass.

(http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/forumavatars/avatar_5827_1339039924.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: me7 on September 09, 2013, 03:43:27 AM
Crack the Sky indeed sounds like ass. Great songwriting but terrible production. It sounds thin, lifeless and dull.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 09, 2013, 05:34:32 AM
I have no problem at all with that album's production.

I do like The Hunter though. The drums sound amazing on that album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on September 09, 2013, 08:51:58 AM
Blood Mountain is the best-sounding Mastodon album imo, it's got the rawness and balls of the first two albums mixed with the crisp, clear production of The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on September 09, 2013, 08:54:02 AM
Blood Mountain is the best-sounding Mastodon album imo, it's got the rawness and balls of the first two albums mixed with the crisp, clear production of The Hunter.
Okay, I agree with this. Blood Mountain Master Race.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 09, 2013, 07:43:21 PM
1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Lifesblood
4. Crack the Skye
5. Blood Mountain
6. The Hunter
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on September 10, 2013, 05:47:03 AM
I can't rank the albums. They're all brilliant in their own way. It would change on a daily basis.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: lordxizor on October 14, 2013, 06:40:51 PM
Finally got around to getting Blood Mountain and The Hunter based on everyone's recommendations. Loving both of them. Mastodon may be my favorite musical discovery of the year. Gotta digest these, and the several other new albums I've gotten recently, then I'll pick up the rest of their albums.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 14, 2013, 06:46:01 PM
1. Leviathan
2. Remission
3. Blood Mountain
4. Call of the Mastodon
5. The Hunter
6. Crack the Skye
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 14, 2013, 06:51:04 PM
 :hefdaddy
Crack The Skye
Leviathan
Blood Mountain
The Hunter
 :metal
Remissions
Call Of The Mastodon
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 28, 2013, 10:54:30 AM
I'll just leave this here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC2zcKJl0Zc&feature=youtu.be

 :hat
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on October 28, 2013, 12:56:45 PM
That's epic! Too bad it's only digital.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on October 28, 2013, 01:24:05 PM
:caffeine:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on October 28, 2013, 02:49:32 PM
 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on October 28, 2013, 06:12:29 PM
That's epic! Too bad it's only digital.

Yes i'd love a physical copy - but if it's digital only it may be cheaper. :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on October 30, 2013, 04:44:37 AM
A DVD would have been cool too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on October 30, 2013, 08:55:19 AM
I'm amazed that I just got into this band. They're amazing! :metal :tup I've listened to all five of their studio albums at least once so far, though I've listened to a couple of them multiple times. Currently my rankings are:

1. Leviathan

2. Blood Mountain
3. Crack the Skye
4. The Hunter





5. Remission

That being said, I think that all five of them are great and I suspect they'll continue to grow on me with repeated listens.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on October 31, 2013, 07:45:22 AM
I gotta say, the more I listen to all of these Mastodon albums, the more I'm reminded of the days when I first got into metal in 2007. Back when I didn't care as much about vocals and just focused on the music as a whole.

The biggest thing I remember from that time was this one night back in the December of that year and my family went out into Honolulu to do some volunteer work at a small rundown homeless shelter somewhere in the middle of the city's own personal Chinatown. My dad had just been deployed to Iraq a few days before and I was stuck with my mom and my younger sister for the following six months.

We lived on another part of the island, so we had a pretty long drive to get that shelter- first from our house to the church at Pearl Harbor and from Pearl Harbor to the shelter. Back then, I listened to Dio-era Black Sabbath, Megadeth and was getting into old school Metallica. On the long drives there and back, as well as whatever brief moments I had away from the volunteer work, I listened to Ride the Lightning over and over again. I still remember listening to "Fade to Black" that night as the church bus drove on the highway with the city lights flying by.

Obviously I moved away to other bands and albums over time, but those early days were the first steps to where I am today. And now I'm here in college and listening to Leviathan and I'm having that same feeling I had back that night when I listened to RtL. Absolutely surreal stuff...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on November 20, 2013, 01:06:42 PM
My apologies for triple posting in this thread, but the band just made an update on their upcoming album. Sounds like this will be an interesting album, as always with Mastodon! :hefdaddy :tup Also, it looks like this album is going to be produced by Nick Raskulinecz. Hope it sounds as great sonically as Rush's Snakes and Arrows album did!

Quote
In recent years, when the members of metal riff crushers Mastodon were on the road, they turned to an unexpected source for inspiration: Stevie Wonder.

"Every night before we went onstage, we used to put on a video of Stevie Wonder, live in '72 on a New York public access show, and then Stevie live in '75 on a German music show," reveals drummer Brann Dailor as he sits in a van after a band rehearsal. "Watching Stevie Wonder, he gets there, and it doesn't seem hard for him. It just puts me in that mindset where it's more of a spiritual realm of going on the stage as opposed to taking it for granted."

The drummer says that watching Wonder in his prime – and watching concert films in general – is what inspired the group, in part, to film a February 2012 gig at the O2 Academy Brixton in London when the quartet was deep into a tour supporting their most recent album, The Hunter. At the time, the 5,000 or so metalheads who filled the venue was the largest audience the band had played for as a headliner. Now the group's 97-minute set is coming out as the digital-only video and audio release Mastodon Live at Brixton.

Over a year later, Dailor still recalls the show fondly, using words like "amazing" and "pretty fantastic." Knowing that the show would be a milestone for the group, Mastodon planned ahead and booked a camera crew to capture it. "It's a cool thing for us to have a pro-shot thing now that sounds really good and sees us really digging into our material and being Mastodon," he says. "It's a good opportunity to present the live experience of seeing our band, because we are a live band."

Although the show contains many highlights, including the group's sweaty, guitar-dueling anthem "Blood and Thunder" and their recent, cucumber-cool "Curl of the Burl" single, the standout is the finale. The set contains 23 songs but feels like less of a workout since Mastodon has the tendency to "Ramones it," as Dailor puts it, going from one song to the next with a "less talk, more rock" attitude. After pummeling their way to a well-deserved break, they returned to the stage so Dailor could drum and take lead vocals on the catchy, hard-rock-leaning Hunter track "Creature Lives."

As green lasers light the audience, he begins his lyrics about an "Iron Man" or "Jeremy"-type character who feels unloved and retreats "into the swamp from which he spawned." But Mastodon could hardly relate, since the 5,000 headbangers in the audience raise their hands and sing along on the song's "whoa" chorus breaks, and members of the tour's supporting acts – art-metal terrorists the Dillinger Escape Plan and stoner-metal troupe Red Fang – mount the stage to join in.

"We never had a real sing-along kind of song before," Dailor says, looking back. "When I wrote it, in my head, I remember driving around thinking about that." Midway through the performance, red balloons descend from the rafters – an event the drummer says occurred only in London. "That's expensive, them balloons," he says with a laugh. "You gotta have somebody come and rig 'em up in the ceiling and drop them – it costs money."

As of August, the group has ended touring in support of The Hunter. Currently, Mastodon's focus is on writing their as-yet-untitled sixth full-length. They'd begun writing a bit during a tour-free gap between November 2012 and this past May, during which vocalist-guitarist Brent Hinds told reporters he was writing "spooky sounding," "Radiohead-ish" music for the band. But a European trek and a run on the main stage of this summer's Mayhem Festival stymied their progress. Looking back, the drummer doesn't mind the break from songwriting.

"In all honesty, I didn't feel like we were ready before Mayhem Fest," he says. "When we got back, it wasn't too hard to get back into writing. In my head, I worry so much about the music, like, 'Is it going to come together?' But it will be ready when it's ready. It's pretty much ready right now."

In a couple of weeks, Mastodon will be entering the studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has helmed LPs for Foo Fighters, Rush and others. Explaining the choice, Dailor unleashes a litany of rationales: "He's a rock guy. He's a rocker. He likes to rock." Most important, "He's done a bunch of our friends' records that sound great," Dailor says. "I'm a fan of all the Deftones records he's done, all the Alice in Chains stuff, and he worked with Queens of the Stone Age on [their 2002 album] Songs for the Deaf."

So far Mastodon have written about 18 or 19 songs, but Dailor says the group "needs to trim the herd." Though he's cagey about specifics, he says the songs reflect Mastodon's inclination for trying new things, considering their career has found them transition from playing sludge metal to prog metal to hard rock.

"It's gonna be massive and insane, lots of epic greatness," he says. "There will be lots of huge riffs and new directions. It's real weird, real math-y, real straightforward. It's up, down and all around." He laughs. "It's a culmination of everything for the band. The snowball keeps rolling and collecting snow."

Asked whether Mastodon has been channeling any of the Stevie Wonder mentality in songwriting, he replies in the affirmative. "He's just in the moment and he loves it so much," Dailor says. "It's like, oh, man, I want that. The four of us try to go all the way there. Since we are the only ones that we can please genuinely, that's what we try to do."

But for all of Dailor's turns of phrase and philosophizing, his demeanor grows suddenly serious. "There's very few things that anybody can do to stop a Mastodon record from being born," he says. "And this thing's gonna get born, OK? And there's nothing anybody can do about it. We're ready to lay them shits down. We're ready to rock."
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mastodon-detail-weird-next-record-and-new-live-release-20131120
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on November 20, 2013, 01:17:49 PM
 :metal cool stuff. I'm sure it will be fantastic as usual.

6 or 7 albums in 14 years. That's the way to do it. I hope they always keep up their schedule of an album every 2.5 years.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on November 20, 2013, 01:30:46 PM
:metal cool stuff. I'm sure it will be fantastic as usual.

Agreed. That said, I am hoping we get just a little bit more Brann on main vocals on this album. I'd love to hear a more balanced share of vocals from him, Troy and Brent.

Quote
6 or 7 albums in 14 years. That's the way to do it. I hope they always keep up their schedule of an album every 2.5 years.

Yeah, I really like the band's work ethic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on November 20, 2013, 01:32:27 PM
Dream Theater and Therapy? have also put out a ton of albums in their career.

I can think of many bands who have put out less than a handful of albums in the same time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on November 20, 2013, 01:57:16 PM
Dream Theater and Therapy? have also put out a ton of albums in their career.

I can think of many bands who have put out less than a handful of albums in the same time.

That's an excellent point. I wish more bands were as active as in making and releasing albums as Mastodon and DT are.

BTW, I'm just now checking out that bonus track 'Deathbound' off of The Hunter, and apparently Bill did lead vocals on that song. :omg: I'm seriously surprised he doesn't do lead vocals in the band more often, he's great! It'd be awesome for the whole band to share lead vocals on the new album! :metal :hefdaddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=710UyJF7C48

I also found that 'song' the band did for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie that came out awhile back, and I was wondering who did the King Diamond-esque vocals for that song. Does anyone here know? Or did King Diamond actually contribute the song for their song too?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhfjcM1PnmY

EDIT: I just double-checked and apparently Brann did the King Diamond vocals and Brent did the thrashier vocals. Huh. I could see Brann doing the KD vocals, but I figured Troy did the other vocals. :lol Call me redundant, but it'd be awesome for them to do that a little more often on their more 'serious' albums. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on November 20, 2013, 02:18:29 PM
I love how Mastodon are primarily a metal band but aren't afraid to put experimental songs on albums and just be goofy.

I may eat my words but I can't imagine many other bands being as at once heavy as they are but at the same time can be as goofy and original

and down to earth as they are.

Plus I also love how each album is a it different and they didn't just redo Blood Mountain every two years.

And yeah - Bill's growls are amazing. He does " White Whale - Holy Grail " live and it's br00tal !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on November 20, 2013, 02:37:21 PM
I love how Mastodon are primarily a metal band but aren't afraid to put experimental songs on albums and just be goofy.

I may eat my words but I can't imagine many other bands being as at once heavy as they are but at the same time can be as goofy and original

and down to earth as they are.

Plus I also love how each album is a it different and they didn't just redo Blood Mountain every two years.

And yeah - Bill's growls are amazing. He does " White Whale - Holy Grail " live and it's br00tal !

Yeah, personality-wise, the guys in Mastodon really remind me of the guys in Rush. Really goofy but smart and talented people.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: pain of occupation on November 22, 2013, 09:08:43 AM
But for all of Dailor's turns of phrase and philosophizing, his demeanor grows suddenly serious. "There's very few things that anybody can do to stop a Mastodon record from being born," he says. "And this thing's gonna get born, OK? And there's nothing anybody can do about it. We're ready to lay them shits down. We're ready to rock."

why'd he get so serious? who's he think is trying to stop them?!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on November 22, 2013, 01:34:57 PM
But for all of Dailor's turns of phrase and philosophizing, his demeanor grows suddenly serious. "There's very few things that anybody can do to stop a Mastodon record from being born," he says. "And this thing's gonna get born, OK? And there's nothing anybody can do about it. We're ready to lay them shits down. We're ready to rock."

why'd he get so serious? who's he think is trying to stop them?!

My guesses are

1. Our Dark Lord Cthulu
2. Dick Cheney
3. A new Ice Age
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 22, 2013, 09:13:15 PM
Don't sleep on the proletariat either...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on December 02, 2013, 08:42:27 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mastodon-slam-into-dry-bone-valley-premiere-20131202 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mastodon-slam-into-dry-bone-valley-premiere-20131202)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on December 03, 2013, 12:28:10 AM
I watched that yesterday, very good performance!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on December 05, 2013, 05:49:30 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mastodon-churn-out-riffs-in-black-tongue-live-premiere-20131205 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mastodon-churn-out-riffs-in-black-tongue-live-premiere-20131205)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 05, 2013, 07:21:08 PM
 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on December 09, 2013, 05:45:10 PM
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/exclusive-troy-sanders-of-mastodon-talks-live-at-brixton-new-album-killer-be-killed-and-more/10856760?utm_source=jtd


Recording has officially begun ! :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on December 10, 2013, 12:34:57 AM
 :metal

Live At Brixton is out on iTunes, and the audio is also on Spotify!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on December 10, 2013, 01:59:59 AM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mastodon-pass-the-baton-on-curl-of-the-burl-premiere-20131209 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mastodon-pass-the-baton-on-curl-of-the-burl-premiere-20131209)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on February 11, 2014, 08:58:46 PM
The new Mastodon album is on its way! In fact, if the timeline drummer Brann Dailor gave us during this exclusive interview remains correct, Mastodon have officially finished recording their sixth studio album. Along with that bit of news, Dailor went deep into what fans can expect from the highly anticipated full-length and offered a lot more insight on both the band and himself.

Read More: Mastodon's Brann Dailor on 'Bizarre' New Album, Tour + More | http://loudwire.com/mastodon-brann-dailor-bizarre-new-album-2014-tour-chaotic-drumming-style/?trackback=tsmclip

 :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on February 11, 2014, 09:06:15 PM
The new Mastodon album is on its way! In fact, if the timeline drummer Brann Dailor gave us during this exclusive interview remains correct, Mastodon have officially finished recording their sixth studio album. Along with that bit of news, Dailor went deep into what fans can expect from the highly anticipated full-length and offered a lot more insight on both the band and himself.

Read More: Mastodon's Brann Dailor on 'Bizarre' New Album, Tour + More | http://loudwire.com/mastodon-brann-dailor-bizarre-new-album-2014-tour-chaotic-drumming-style/?trackback=tsmclip

 :metal :metal :metal

I read that earlier today! :metal So far, Bill has compared the album to Remission and The Hunter and Brann compared it to Blood Mountain (which, when you think about it, kinda IS like a cross between Remission and The Hunter). So at the very least, it sounds like this will be the heaviest album that the band has made in awhile. I can dig it. :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on February 11, 2014, 09:09:10 PM
Sounds awesome! I still need to pick up The Hunter, though.

(and every one of their albums not called Crack The Skye :lol )
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on February 11, 2014, 10:47:52 PM
Sounds awesome! I still need to pick up The Hunter, though.

(and every one of their albums not called Crack The Skye :lol )

Definitely check out Blood Mountain :metal

And I'm really exited for the new one!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on February 12, 2014, 12:28:22 AM
Oh yeah, the new one should be good. Really looking forward to that one!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 12, 2014, 12:42:41 AM
If they made every future album in Remission's style, I'd die a happy man. I wanna like The Hunter but it just hasn't done shit for me and half of its songs have me just waiting for them to be over. Basically, as long as they never make another Blood Mountain or The Hunter, I doubt I'll stop buying their shit but they're nearly reaching DT status in the way I buy their albums with naive optimism and am completely bored with it in less than six months.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Cruithne on February 12, 2014, 02:36:30 AM
Blood Mountain's my favourite Mastodon album  :angel:

I'm not that keen on The Hunter though. I really like about 3 tracks and the rest I find a bit "meh".
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on February 12, 2014, 04:17:50 AM
I've tried many times to get into the Hunter but it never seems to work for me.  I always go back to you thinking that I must be missing something, but same as Floyd, I just end up wanting to turn it off.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 12, 2014, 06:38:28 AM
I still love The Hunter :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on February 12, 2014, 12:58:14 PM
The Hunter isn't bad, I like it a fair bit personally. But it isn't my favorite Mastodon album.

On the other hand, I wouldn't want every album in the band's discography to be like Remission either; the diversity in each album is part of what I love about the band. No matter what sort of mood I'm in, there's a good chance that I'll be in the right mood to listen to at least one of their albums. That wouldn't be the case if all of the albums just followed in the path of Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on February 12, 2014, 01:21:23 PM
The Hunter isn't bad, I like it a fair bit personally. But it isn't my favorite Mastodon album.

On the other hand, I wouldn't want every album in the band's discography to be like Remission either; the diversity in each album is part of what I love about the band. No matter what sort of mood I'm in, there's a good chance that I'll be in the right mood to listen to at least one of their albums. That wouldn't be the case if all of the albums just followed in the path of Remission.



^^^^ :tup ^^^^


I'm still a really big fan of The Hunter, but I love all their other albums too. I can find enough distinct differences in each album to find one that fits what I prefer to listen to in just about any moment.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on February 12, 2014, 02:06:36 PM
I agree with what Mister Gold said.


Wow, that sounded pretty awesome tbh.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on February 12, 2014, 02:47:38 PM
^^^^ :tup ^^^^

I'm still a really big fan of The Hunter, but I love all their other albums too. I can find enough distinct differences in each album to find one that fits what I prefer to listen to in just about any moment.

Yeah, exactly. It's very rare for me to not be in the mood for a Mastodon album. :biggrin:

I agree with what Mister Gold said.

Wow, that sounded pretty awesome tbh.

:lol Wow, I'm honored! Thanks! :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on February 12, 2014, 03:33:14 PM
Yeah, well, it's so close to 'Mister Bond' that it almost has to sound awesome  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on February 12, 2014, 07:11:00 PM
I've tried many times to get into the Hunter but it never seems to work for me.  I always go back to you thinking that I must be missing something, but same as Floyd, I just end up wanting to turn it off.

The Hunter has a handful of great songs but they're either ones that sound like Mastodon should sound (Black Tongue, Spectrelight) and different but cool sounding (The Sparrow). The rest of the album doesn't feel quite right. The entire thing is assembled like a giant collection of goofy B-sides, much like The Who's Odd Sods.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 12, 2014, 07:32:55 PM
It was recorded quickly from mostly half written songs - but being Mastodon they made it awesome anyway.

When a band like Metallica knocks out an album from songs written in the studio - we get St. Anger and Lulu.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 12, 2014, 08:38:00 PM
I've tried many times to get into the Hunter but it never seems to work for me.  I always go back to you thinking that I must be missing something, but same as Floyd, I just end up wanting to turn it off.

The Hunter has a handful of great songs but they're either ones that sound like Mastodon should sound (Black Tongue, Spectrelight) and different but cool sounding (The Sparrow). The rest of the album doesn't feel quite right. The entire thing is assembled like a giant collection of goofy B-sides, much like The Who's Odd Sods.
I almost kinda like it for that reason.  :lol

The Hunter is not my favorite Mastodon album but it does sit comfortably right in the middle.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 12, 2014, 08:41:01 PM
After Crack The Skye - they understandably didn't want to do another gruelling concept album.

It was a year to write - then they recorded it once to iron out all the bumps. Then they recorded it properly. Must have been exhausting.

Brann even had one planned out and nobody wanted to go through that again.


Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on February 13, 2014, 05:15:13 AM
I've tried many times to get into the Hunter but it never seems to work for me.  I always go back to you thinking that I must be missing something, but same as Floyd, I just end up wanting to turn it off.

The Hunter has a handful of great songs but they're either ones that sound like Mastodon should sound (Black Tongue, Spectrelight) and different but cool sounding (The Sparrow). The rest of the album doesn't feel quite right. The entire thing is assembled like a giant collection of goofy B-sides, much like The Who's Odd Sods.

That's exactly what it sounds like.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2014, 10:58:31 AM
It was recorded quickly from mostly half written songs - but being Mastodon they made it awesome anyway.

When a band like Metallica knocks out an album from songs written in the studio - we get St. Anger and Lulu.

Being better at slapping something together than a half-hearted Metallica is far from establishing an album as good in any way.

After Crack The Skye - they understandably didn't want to do another gruelling concept album.

It was a year to write - then they recorded it once to iron out all the bumps. Then they recorded it properly. Must have been exhausting.

Brann even had one planned out and nobody wanted to go through that again.




There's a veritable canyon's worth of different styles of albums and album lengths between casually-thrown-together and grandiose concept. As in every other album they've ever released except for the two used in this comparison.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 13, 2014, 11:05:52 AM
TL:DR you don't like The Hunter ?

I don't see the problem with them putting out a fun album with silly titles and subject matter after putting out essentially 4 concept albums in a row.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
I don't think Remission or Blood Mountain are concepts. Also, you kind of keep refuting points I'm not even making. My problem with The Hunter is I consider it a boring mess with not even one go-to song. I hate 8VM but can at least enjoy Panic Attack and, occasionally, TROAE. TH being a "fun" album is the quick excuse by its apologists. I always see people using that angle to incorrectly imply that TH dissentors only want Mastodon to make music specifically tailored to their tastes. No, I just wanna not regret wasting money on something I get zero enjoymeny out of. IMO, the songs just weren't there at all and nothing about their method of writing and recording it influenced my opinion. The severely-below-par output did.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on February 13, 2014, 11:34:23 AM
I really like The Hunter and think it's a great and fun album. I really enjoy the wackiness of it, which I feel like has been pretty much present in Mastodon all along but is really prominent on The Hunter. I admire Mastodon for being another band that creates albums which are really different to each other while the band still has a trademark style/sound.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 13, 2014, 11:35:45 AM
IIRC Blood Mountain is a concept album.

There's nothing wrong with liking The Hunter because it's less serious than prior albums and nobody is an apologist for doing so. I wouldn't like it if all their albums were like it from now on. THAT would be disappointing.

Personally I think Remission is one big block of boring with maybe only a few songs that are at all memorable but I'm not going to say that anyone who likes it only does so because it's their most brutal album. That would be silly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 13, 2014, 12:18:46 PM
I don't think Remission or Blood Mountain are concepts. Also, you kind of keep refuting points I'm not even making. My problem with The Hunter is I consider it a boring mess with not even one go-to song. I hate 8VM but can at least enjoy Panic Attack and, occasionally, TROAE. TH being a "fun" album is the quick excuse by its apologists. I always see people using that angle to incorrectly imply that TH dissentors only want Mastodon to make music specifically tailored to their tastes. No, I just wanna not regret wasting money on something I get zero enjoymeny out of. IMO, the songs just weren't there at all and nothing about their method of writing and recording it influenced my opinion. The severely-below-par output did.

Your not liking it any way does not subtract from me thinking it's a fun album. I can't believe you don't even like The Title Track or even The Sparrow.

The band have even gone on record as saying it's a fun album so it's not just " apologists ".
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 13, 2014, 12:19:53 PM
IIRC Blood Mountain is a concept album.


Yep. It involves a guy tasked with taking a crystal skull to the top of the actual Blood Mountain. It has a narrative. Plus it represents the Earth element.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on February 13, 2014, 01:54:55 PM
I don't think Remission or Blood Mountain are concepts.


Blood Mountain is totally a concept album; it's a tale of a failed Hero's Journey. It even references Joseph Campbell's The Hero With A Thousand Faces in some of the lyrics, such as "The Wolf Is Loose."

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Also, you kind of keep refuting points I'm not even making. My problem with The Hunter is I consider it a boring mess with not even one go-to song. I hate 8VM but can at least enjoy Panic Attack and, occasionally, TROAE. TH being a "fun" album is the quick excuse by its apologists.

Okay, that's fine. You're entitled to your opinion and I totally understand not wanting to waste money on an album that you end up regretting having ever purchased.

Having said that...
 
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I always see people using that angle to incorrectly imply that TH dissentors only want Mastodon to make music specifically tailored to their tastes.

Dude. You yourself have made posts here about how you would rather Mastodon only making albums that follow in the path of Remission. I even have a quote ready from you.

If they made every future album in Remission's style, I'd die a happy man.

Sure, obviously that's not the case for everyone who was disappointed by The Hunter, but this kinda takes away some credibility on your personal stance.

IIRC Blood Mountain is a concept album.

There's nothing wrong with liking The Hunter because it's less serious than prior albums and nobody is an apologist for doing so. I wouldn't like it if all their albums were like it from now on. THAT would be disappointing.

Personally I think Remission is one big block of boring with maybe only a few songs that are at all memorable but I'm not going to say that anyone who likes it only does so because it's their most brutal album. That would be silly.

Yeah, Remission took quite a long time for me to get into, as did Crack the Skye. But ultimately, I found both albums to be very rewarding listens and made me appreciate Mastodon even more. As I said yesterday, the differences with each album is a big part of why I love Mastodon as a band.

I also have to agree that I'd be incredibly disappointed if every album Mastodon did from here on out were like The Hunter for that reason. It's totally a fun album. Reminds me a bit of certain Judas Priest albums in that the music is heavy and awesome, but thinking isn't really required too much for it either.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2014, 04:36:32 PM
I never challenged whether or not Mastodon said that. By "apologists" I meant people who persistently deflect the criticisms by refuting a stance I wasn't making in the first place. Folks keep trying to make it into this being a case of the dissentors not getting what Mastodon's intent was with the album as though we'll like it better if we change our perspective whereas the reality is that many of us have listened to it numerous times and just don't like it for what it is regardless of context. I've probably given it a dozen full spins and don't even have one song on it I'd choose to listen to it for. Some of my biggest at-their-time-of-release disappointments ever were Load, No Code (Pearl Jam), 8VM, and Heritage. All of those still had at least one song I legitimately enjoyed once I had a few spins with them so while TH isn't my least favorite album ever, the lack of having anything to look forward to on it makes it an absolute dud for me. Mastodon's creative motivation for it has zero bearing on changing my level of enjoyment for something as unfulfilling to me as it is.

You're also exaggerating my Remission comment if you think that statement means I specifically want them to just cater to me. I think a decent chunk of this forum would be quite alright with DT making a bunch of albums in IAW's style (in its style, not identical mind you) though that obviously doesn't mean they're specifically expecting them to do so.

I notice the same obstinate generalizing mindset with Cynic fans on here when I pine for the style on Focus. It seems like just cuz the consensus here is that both bands have gotten "better" as time's gone by while decreasing their heaviness and increasing their implementation of progressive themes that when people like me yearn for the earlier, heavier styles of the bands, y'all make this sweeping generalization that we want a carbon copy of the same album for the long haul. To clarify, I love Opeth's first eight albums because they did exactly what I wish Mastodon and Cynic had. They had a very awesome sound and used it on every one of those eight albums except for Damnation. THAT's what I'm aiming at. Notice how a band can have a distinctive style without radically altering it and it doesn't get stagnant?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 13, 2014, 04:46:59 PM
TL;DR



 :metal The Hunter is awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2014, 04:49:36 PM
You deserve EVERY bit of mockery you get in the AM thread if you're gonna make a mocking post like that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on February 13, 2014, 04:54:15 PM
I never challenged whether or not Mastodon said that. By "apologists" I meant people who persistently deflect the criticisms by refuting a stance I wasn't making in the first place. Folks keep trying to make it into this being a case of the dissentors not getting what Mastodon's intent was with the album as though we'll like it better if we change our perspective whereas the reality is that many of us have listened to it numerous times and just don't like it for what it is regardless of context. I've probably given it a dozen full spins and don't even have one song on it I'd choose to listen to it for. Some of my biggest at-their-time-of-release disappointments ever were Load, No Code (Pearl Jam), 8VM, and Heritage. All of those still had at least one song I legitimately enjoyed once I had a few spins with them so while TH isn't my least favorite album ever, the lack of having anything to look forward to on it makes it an absolute dud for me. Mastodon's creative motivation for it has zero bearing on changing my level of enjoyment for something as unfulfilling to me as it is.

You're also exaggerating my Remission comment if you think that statement means I specifically want them to just cater to me. I think a decent chunk of this forum would be quite alright with DT making a bunch of albums in IAW's style (in its style, not identical mind you) though that obviously doesn't mean they're specifically expecting them to do so.

I notice the same obstinate generalizing mindset with Cynic fans on here when I pine for the style on Focus. It seems like just cuz the consensus here is that both bands have gotten "better" as time's gone by while decreasing their heaviness and increasing their implementation of progressive themes that when people like me yearn for the earlier, heavier styles of the bands, y'all make this sweeping generalization that we want a carbon copy of the same album for the long haul. To clarify, I love Opeth's first eight albums because they did exactly what I wish Mastodon and Cynic had. They had a very awesome sound and used it on every one of those eight albums except for Damnation. THAT's what I'm aiming at. Notice how a band can have a distinctive style without radically altering it and it doesn't get stagnant?

If I recall correctly, you dislike Crack The Skye, yes? But that's hardly a radial departure from their sound, just a bit of a refinement.

And besides, why shouldn't they radically alter their sound? It's their music, they can do what they want with it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2014, 04:59:46 PM
No, I like Crack the Skye. Also, I didn't say they shouldn't alter their sound. I was pointing out how the people who try to act like its impossible for a band to have a consistent sound without it becoming stagnant were pretty off their rocker in that assertion.

Also, CtS is a fairly big departure. The guitars are quite a bit less distorted, the vocals are far less gritty than any album preceding it, and the songs are way longer than usual.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on February 13, 2014, 05:01:09 PM
I'm on my way back home  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on February 13, 2014, 05:06:13 PM
No, I like Crack the Skye. Also, I didn't say they shouldn't alter their sound. I was pointing out how the people who try to act like its impossible for a band to have a consistent sound without it becoming stagnany were pretty off their rocker in that assertion.

Also, CtS is a fairly big departure. The guitars are quite a bit less distorted, the vocals are far less gritty than any album preceding it, and the songs are way longer than usual.

Huh. I have no idea why I thought that, then. :lol

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2014, 05:09:21 PM
I like Remission and Leviathan a lot better than it and it's kind of a coinflip with Lifesblood. Maybe you saw my rankings once and only saw two albums beneath it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on March 11, 2014, 08:27:47 PM
Details are starting to pop up on the new album! :biggrin:

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What song that you've written means the most to you up to this point?

Bill Kelliher: I don't know. I'd have to say it's something off of our new album. There's a song called "High Road". I wrote the music. The lyrics were written by Brann Dailor. I think it's going to be a single. It was a riff I wrote in my sober time. I was feeling really good about it. I actually wrote it on a James Hetfield model ESP. It's the "Snake Bite" guitar. I was sitting in my hotel room in Luxembourg because we had a couple of days off there. It's a very simple, easy, and heavy riff. I didn't think it would catch on with anybody else, but Brann was like, "I hear some really cool vocals there!" It just blossomed into this huge six-minute song with cool leads. They're not solos, but leads in the middle of the song I put together my song. It's something I worked really hard on. It's new and fresh. I'm excited for it to come out and have other people hear it and let me know what they think.
Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/interview-mastodon-gojira-and-kvelertak-talk-2014-tour/10864116#jScjqXiFdhgJdbir.99

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About half an hour southwest of downtown Nashville, in the bucolic outskirts of Franklin, Tennessee, amid horse farms and split-rail fences, you'll find Rock Falcon Studios. It's here that Atlanta's prog-metal behemoths Mastodon have been holed up to track their forthcoming sixth studio album with noted rock producer Nick Raskulinecz, known for his work with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones and Rush, among others. And according to drummer Brann Dailor, who shares vocal and songwriting duties with his bandmates, Mastodon has spent more time creating this album than any prior record — and therein lies the record's theme.

"It's not necessarily a concept," he says, "but the concept deals with things that have transpired throughout this past year." With 2011's The Hunter, Mastodon broke away from the concept-album approach they'd mined so intensively on their first four records. This time out, it seems, they'll split the difference. "It's a year, it's a repetition around the sun and everything that's transpired. Some big things have happened to us."

Dailor declines to elaborate, citing the personal nature of those "big things." But this wouldn't be the first time a Mastodon record found at least partial inspiration in very personal events — The Hunter dealt with the accidental death of guitarist Brent Hinds' brother, and 2009's Crack the Skye took its name from Dailor's younger sister Skye, who took her life at age 14.

"I feel like this record is a return to the more visceral exploration of, I don't know, exorcising demons," says Dailor. "It's dark and it's creepy. It's that tool that we're able to use to somewhat better ourselves and make sure that we don't lose it."

Regarding the creative headspace he and his bandmates have occupied in making this record, Dailor refers to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining as well as Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. (When recording 2006's Blood Mountain, he points out, Mastodon was all about Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo and Santa Sangre.)

But this record isn't all Kubrickian darkness and pastoral isolation. "It's gonna be a summer release, so I feel like it needs to be amped," Dailor says. "I don't feel like it needs to be slow, and doom and gloom. That's a winter album. We were actually talking about that earlier, like, 'Why don't we take some of the stuff that's really moody and slow and do, like, a winter EP?'"

With 15 tracks in the can — Dailor says they'll trim two or three of those, or as many as it takes to get the album down to roughly an hour — the band hopes to offer a little of everything from the Mastodon wheelhouse.

"We have a few really kickass rock'n'roll songs on here," Dailor says. "We have the metal, the heavy-heavy. We have the totally whacked-out and bizarre. And then we have the super-hooky, big-chorus stuff that's still bizarre and still Mastodon — but it's super catchy. It's wild, all over the place. There's a lot of variety."

Sitting in the driver's seat of Mastodon's touring van, which is parked in the gravel drive that snakes behind Rock Falcon, Dailor previews three rough mixes in the van's CD player: "Tread Lightly," which is replete with familiar shredding; "Buzzard's Guts" (a working title, says Dailor), with a chorus that promises, "This time, things'll work out just fine," before sliding into a proggy breakdown; and "Scent of Bitter Almonds," a dreamier and more disjointed exploration. Dailor also says that "Aunt Lisa," "the craziest song on the record," was inspired by the drummer's own "wild" aunt and features a "crazy robot vocal" from bassist Troy Sanders.

Taking a full year to make this record and tracking it in such a distraction-free setting, says Dailor, has allowed Mastodon to give each song the attention it deserves. "It just takes sitting down with it and giving it the proper attention. Each song has received the royal treatment."
http://www.spin.com/articles/mastodon-new-album-interview/

I'm definitely getting a "Remission meets The Hunter" vibe from those titles and a "Blood Mountain" vibe from the musical descriptions. :lol :metal :tup :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on March 12, 2014, 12:57:56 AM
That really sounds epic  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on March 12, 2014, 05:55:55 AM
That really sounds epic  :metal

Indeed it does. I'm especially curious and excited to hear "Scent of Bitter Almonds" and "Aunt Lisa" in particular. I also like that the band looked to Stanley Kubrick for influence on this album. :tup :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 04, 2014, 10:00:50 AM
We officially have an album title: Once More Around the Sun! :metal

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Mastodon has one of the most celebrated discographies in modern metal, so any news of a new album is great news. We caught up with bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders to discuss the band’s forthcoming album, Once More Round the Sun, which is slated for a release later this year on Warner Brothers Records.

“The songs all revealed themselves as what we’d hoped they’d sound like,” Sanders told us in February, immediately following the album’s tracking. “It’s big hugs all the way around. The four of us are digging it very heavily.” The album—which took the band from their hometown in Atlanta to Franklin, Tenn., for recording late last year—was just mixed by producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Rush, Alice in Chains, The Hold Steady). Now the Atlanta quartet is just waiting to solidify a release date.

“The idea was generated before we recorded the title track on the record, but the title was thought up many months ago,” Sanders said earlier this week about Once More Round the Sun. “After we finished the two-year touring cycle on our last record, The Hunter, we were kind of gearing up to go back to our rehearsal space in Atlanta. And we were starting the effort, the time, the blood, the energy, the months of driving, the recording and the long process between recording and the release day.

“In a nutshell: we’re fortunate enough to do this again, but there’s this feeling of this yearly cycle. It’s not a bad thing. We get to go tour a bunch, we get to record a bunch of songs we love. It’s embracing the positive—the wonderful side, to be able to have the same four dudes who love doing what we do so much. And like anything in the Mastodon world, it’s open to interpretation.”

Sanders said the album’s 60-or-so minutes are pure, authentic Mastodon. It launches off as a progression from The Hunter, which saw the band trimming back on song runtimes and pulling away from heavily conceptual pieces like Crack the Skye or Leviathan. “We’re all over the world as far as themes go,” Sanders said. “But there are a few sprinkles of epic goodness.” And with three vocalists—Sanders, drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Brent Hinds—expect a pretty even split from what Sanders dubs traditional Mastodon vocal tag-team.

“A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where The Hunter left off,” he said. “And to a large degree, I suppose yes. We recorded it and took it on the road with us, and then we headed back to our rehearsal space and started working out ideas. I’ve had a lot of time to ingest this record, and it’s solid. It’s a large slab of granite. I’m once again completely proud of these guys.”

Unlike many Mastodon albums of the past, Once More Round the Sun’s sessions left the band with some extra material. The band ended up cutting around 30 minutes of music, which Sanders hopes to see as an additional EP after the album release. “We didn’t want a 90-minute album. We like to record around the 60-minute mark. That’s what our favorite records are. We’re in love with all 15 of [the songs], so they might all see the light of day in some platform or another.”

As far as the songs themselves, Sanders has a few favorites. One includes “Diamonds in the Witch House,” which has an expected guest spot from longtime collaborator Scott Kelly of Neurosis. “I think subconsciously that we’re trying to involve him with every album enough to have a full set of songs eventually,” Sanders said, laughing. “I think his performance is great, his part still gives me chills. That’s a great sign.” Another early standout is “Ember City,” which was the first track Sanders contributed lyrically and vocally in the writing process for Once More Round the Sun.” “But I’m a big fan of every song on the record,” he added.

And with a band that’s got such powerful album covers like Leviathan, Crack the Skye or The Hunter, what can we expect there? Oakland-based artist Skinner, who specializes in “psychedelic nightmare paintings” (his words), will take the reins on Once More Round the Sun. “It’s going to be a work of art for sure. It’s going to be very eye-opening, very striking. It’s from another dimension, and a lot of our music is geared toward that idea—taking you to another planet on songs. It’s out there, and I think it’s incredible.”

Mastodon does not yet have a release date set for Once More Round the Sun, but you can catch them starting late this month on their North American tour.

Sounds interesting! :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 04, 2014, 10:49:43 AM
:metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 04, 2014, 10:50:32 AM
Some pretty dope song titles in there  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PolarizeMe on April 04, 2014, 10:57:58 AM
Hope they preview some new songs on their upcoming tour with Gojira!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 04, 2014, 11:00:33 AM
Man I would love to go see that tour, ESPECIALLY because fucking Kvelertak is going to be on it, but with my luck they're not even touching Florida, AGAIN; meanwhile they'll be hitting up Minneapolis for what I think is the third time since I've moved away last year, and now my friend who I showed Kvelertak gets to see them once again(so jealous!); meanwhile I've never gotten to see them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 04, 2014, 12:34:50 PM
Once More Round The Sun

 :metal :corn :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 04, 2014, 03:54:46 PM
Hopefully this one is better than The Hunter.  I wish they'd let Bill sing too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PolarizeMe on April 04, 2014, 04:05:39 PM
Hopefully this one is better than The Hunter.  I wish they'd let Bill sing too.
Has he even sung a song by himself? I know he does backing vocals live. His growl on Blood and Thunder from Live at Brixton sound awesome IMO.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 04, 2014, 04:21:03 PM
Hopefully this one is better than The Hunter.  I wish they'd let Bill sing too.


The impression I got was that Bill is choosing not to sing. But I could be wrong.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 04, 2014, 04:38:38 PM
He sings lead vocals on Deathbound from The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on April 04, 2014, 07:18:49 PM
The guy who's doing the cover art, Skinner, has some amazing stuff: https://www.google.com/search?q=skinner+artist&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=g1k_U5_HEurV2QW8yICoCg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=899 (https://www.google.com/search?q=skinner+artist&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=g1k_U5_HEurV2QW8yICoCg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=899)

I'm not really a fan of the art for The Hunter, but it looks like we're gonna get something awesome again for this one.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PolarizeMe on April 04, 2014, 07:30:51 PM
He sings lead vocals on Deathbound from The Hunter.
Must've been on a special edition of The Hunter. My version doesn't have it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 04, 2014, 07:32:20 PM
It's an unreleased track, but they made a pretty radular music video for it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on April 04, 2014, 08:00:32 PM
He sings lead vocals on Deathbound from The Hunter.
Must've been on a special edition of The Hunter. My version doesn't have it.


The "Deluxe Edition" has two bonus tracks "The Ruiner" and "Deathbound".

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunter-Deluxe-Version-Explicit/dp/B005MW6IRU






I'm very excited about the new album! Sounds like they're about ready to release this delicious chunk of metal!  :yarr
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 04, 2014, 08:01:36 PM
Love this guy's style, but I did enjoy the album cover for The Hunter. That woodwork is incredible.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 04, 2014, 08:18:54 PM
The guy who's doing the cover art, Skinner, has some amazing stuff: https://www.google.com/search?q=skinner+artist&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=g1k_U5_HEurV2QW8yICoCg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=899 (https://www.google.com/search?q=skinner+artist&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=g1k_U5_HEurV2QW8yICoCg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=899)

I'm not really a fan of the art for The Hunter, but it looks like we're gonna get something awesome again for this one.

Yeah, I was checking out Skinner's artwork earlier today. Love his style. It turns out that he's already done some stuff for Mastodon before, but this will be his first album cover for them. I'm excited! :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 15, 2014, 03:45:04 PM
http://www.metalinsider.net/interviews/mastodons-brann-dailor-on-new-album-we-want-it-to-be-at-every-15-year-old-party-in-the-woods

Big Ol' Update.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 15, 2014, 05:14:48 PM
http://www.metalinsider.net/interviews/mastodons-brann-dailor-on-new-album-we-want-it-to-be-at-every-15-year-old-party-in-the-woods

Big Ol' Update.  :metal

Sounds great to me! I'll be looking forward to Diamond In The Witch House; the band seems to really like that song especially.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 15, 2014, 09:56:56 PM
Sounds like the EP is coming out too.

I hope so. I'd love a couple more Masto-CDs for my collection.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 15, 2014, 10:01:44 PM
Sounds like the EP is coming out too.

I hope so. I'd love a couple more Masto-CDs for my collection.

Definitely. I already know that I'll be bringing all of my Mastodon CDs with me when I go off to college, so it'd be nice to have two more additions to the list. :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 16, 2014, 04:38:00 PM
http://d24edc7kaf4agn.cloudfront.net/1636864/mastadon-high-road.mp3?rhihttphost=media.989therock.com

New song High Road is out.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 16, 2014, 08:50:56 PM
Yeah, I'm listening to it right now! I dig it; very Black Sabbath-y. Brann seems to be trying something new vocally with the chorus there, which I really like. It should be noted that this is probably just a radio edit; Bill wrote the song and I seem to remember him stating in a previous interview that the full song is around six minutes long.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on April 16, 2014, 10:03:17 PM
I really liked that song. Definitely looking forward to the album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on April 17, 2014, 01:29:58 AM
That sounded okay, I guess I'll wait for the full version.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on April 17, 2014, 01:36:35 AM
Cool riff, but didn't do much for me overall. :-\
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 17, 2014, 03:12:06 AM
I like the chorus and the instrumental section, but the verse and the riff are a little underwhelming. Pretty good song I guess, but nothing amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on April 17, 2014, 12:36:34 PM
I like the chorus and the instrumental section, but the verse and the riff are a little underwhelming. Pretty good song I guess, but nothing amazing.




I'm actually really digging the verses and riff...lol... the chorus is definitely strange but I can't tell if its just the quality of the audio or if there is like an echo or some effect on Brann's vocal.

Music is all opinion and everyone's varies for endless reasons... I can't say I expect the band to get any old fans back on board with this song but I really like it and can't wait for the new album!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on April 17, 2014, 12:39:47 PM
official stream: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mastodon-new-song-high-road-available-for-streaming/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mastodon-new-song-high-road-available-for-streaming/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on April 17, 2014, 12:40:36 PM
Also, Here is the FULL Version of the song.... Wonder if that art is single related or album related or both...


http://www.mastodonrocks.com/highroad
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on April 17, 2014, 01:01:26 PM
Not a big fan of the chorus, but the rest of the song was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 17, 2014, 01:06:57 PM
Loving the whole song.

Groovy and sludgy as hell and a catchy chorus. Sound like Raskulinecz has done a good job so far.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 17, 2014, 01:24:16 PM
Loving the whole song.

Groovy and sludgy as hell and a catchy chorus. Sound like Raskulinecz has done a good job so far.

Agreed. It really does remind me of both The Hunter with its clean vocals and hooks and Remission/Leviathan with its sludgy riffs and tone.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: mikeyd23 on April 17, 2014, 02:08:01 PM
I dug that. Nice sound overall, I like the riffs and verses and the chorus is a bit odd but after a few listens it sounds good to me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 17, 2014, 02:57:20 PM
Is Soundcloud silent for anyone else ? Keep refreshing and getting fuck all.

Also :

" Witch Taint
This is for chicks only, right? "

Yes.Because only females like songs with choruses. MEN like songs with only cookie monster vocals and in Drop Z tuning at 300bpm.

If there's one thing I can't stand it's a well written song with melody and a *gasp* tune !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 17, 2014, 03:05:53 PM
Getting a Mother Puncher vibe from the verse riffage.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on April 17, 2014, 05:31:48 PM
That sure sounded a lot better than that short version. It sounds good, but not amazing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 17, 2014, 05:49:39 PM
The only two criticisms I have on the song are that the drumming is a bit less than what I expected from Brann (it's more restrained) and I'd have preferred it if there were a few other riffs in there. That said, it's a great main riff, I love the vocals from both Troy and Brann and I love the heavier Remission/Leviathan vibe and tone that the song has.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 18, 2014, 01:10:59 AM
Alright, I listened to the full version now and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The drums are a little buried though :-\
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 18, 2014, 03:22:22 AM
I can deal with slightly more restrained drums since the drumming has been getting less and less busy with every album. Maybe Brann is keeping it simpler so he can sing over it live.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on April 18, 2014, 01:55:23 PM
I can deal with slightly more restrained drums since the drumming has been getting less and less busy with every album. Maybe Brann is keeping it simpler so he can sing over it live.


That may be part of it. I've heard interviews with him in the last year where he's mentioned he's always gonna be himself (with the crazy fills etc., he loves them and I do too!) BUT he has tried to dial it back some and go for more groove, pocket stuff. I think he's just trying to give songs different styles and avoid always going gonzo  :laugh:

Always love his playing personally though...


----
Actually listening back over High Road again it's not that the playing is so restrained for the song as much as the drums are a little buried in the mix. It could just be they wanted it that way on this particular song with those riffs and vocals up front and prominent?

I'm loving it as I had a feeling I would. They always seem to come out of left field with something (the different chorus vocals here) that keep the sound fresh but still sound like them.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 18, 2014, 03:01:20 PM
The verses totally have a Leviathan vibe - which is FINE BY ME.

Add in a bit of newer Mastodon and we could be in for a classic MastoCD.



*** High Road is now available to buy on iTunes ***

I've purchased it :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 19, 2014, 12:14:42 AM
And officially on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0-EyHT1lJk
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 19, 2014, 08:29:58 AM
Lulz at people saying the audio quality is crap...

... On Youtube.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 19, 2014, 03:58:18 PM
Riff is classic.  Chorus is different, but I think will grow.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 19, 2014, 04:50:10 PM
Decent song, but nothing really all that great about it. The riff is good but Mastodon have done much, much better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on April 26, 2014, 04:48:38 AM
New interview with Bill: http://loudwire.com/mastodon-bill-kelliher-once-more-round-the-sun/ (http://loudwire.com/mastodon-bill-kelliher-once-more-round-the-sun/)

Looks like the next single will be "Chimes at Midnight."

Not that "High Road" was bad, but I was pretty disappointed with it since it sounds like a Hunter B-side for the most part and the chorus is kinda weak. Hopefully this one'll be better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 26, 2014, 06:04:01 AM
New interview with Bill: http://loudwire.com/mastodon-bill-kelliher-once-more-round-the-sun/ (http://loudwire.com/mastodon-bill-kelliher-once-more-round-the-sun/)

Looks like the next single will be "Chimes at Midnight."

Not that "High Road" was bad, but I was pretty disappointed with it since it sounds like a Hunter B-side for the most part and the chorus is kinda weak. Hopefully this one'll be better.

Neat title. I wonder what that song will sound like?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 26, 2014, 06:46:25 AM
It's cool that they're writing more song based structures for this one.

They're gonna get called sell outs of course.

But selling out can also mean putting out the same album every time because you know it will sell - like Slayer.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on April 26, 2014, 09:08:42 AM
It's cool that they're writing more song based structures for this one.

Well isn't that exactly what they did with The Hunter?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 26, 2014, 09:49:41 AM
It sounds like it will be even more traditional on this album.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 26, 2014, 03:40:32 PM
It sounds like it will be even more traditional on this album.

I kinda hope not. I'm hoping for something more akin to Blood Mountain, in that it's a nice blend of wackiness and traditional music. I do see them moving more and more into clean vox only territory, aside from the regular Scott Kelly cameo though.

EDIT: Just found this summarization of the album. Not a full-on tracklist, but it seems like it'll be something like this:

1. Tread Lightly
2. High Road
3. The Motherload
4. Chimes at Midnight
5. Halloween
6. Aunt Lisa
7. Diamond in the Witch House

I'm guessing there'll be another two or three songs in the final tracklist.
http://www.media.wmg-is.com/media/portal/media/cms/docs/201404/mastodon-bio--april-2014_1397762855119.pdf
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on April 26, 2014, 03:57:16 PM
Yeah it's supposed to be an hour long with no really long songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 26, 2014, 04:55:22 PM
Yeah it's supposed to be an hour long with no really long songs.

That's not quite what I've heard... Diamonds in the Witch House is over eight minutes long and the band said that a lot of the songs were going to be over five minutes long at one point.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 28, 2014, 02:40:13 PM
Looks like we've got a tracklist now! :hefdaddy Interesting comments for the songs by the band.

1. Tread Lightly
2. The Motherload
3. High Road
4. Once More 'Round the Sun
5. Chimes at Midnight
6. Asleep in the Deep
7. Feast Your Eyes
8. Aunt Lisa
9. Ember City
10. Halloween
11. Diamond in the Witch House

http://www.media.wmg-is.com/media/portal/media/cms/docs/201404/mastodon-once-round-the-sun-song-by-song-commentary--apr_1397762931458.pdf
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on April 28, 2014, 02:42:22 PM
Looks like we've got a tracklist now!:hefdaddy Interesting comments for the songs by the band.

1. Tread Lightly
2. The Motherload
3. High Road
4. Once More 'Round the Sun
5. Chimes at Midnight
6. Asleep in the Deep
7. Feast Your Eyes
8. Aunt Lisa
9. Ember City
10. Halloween
11. Diamond in the Witch House

http://www.media.wmg-is.com/media/portal/media/cms/docs/201404/mastodon-once-round-the-sun-song-by-song-commentary--apr_1397762931458.pdf

Loving the track list, Diamond in the Witch House remains my favorite title though. Very excited  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 28, 2014, 03:22:43 PM
Loving the track list, Diamond in the Witch House remains my favorite title though. Very excited  :metal

Agreed. It appears that that particular song might be the standout track on the album. Very eager to hear it! :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on April 28, 2014, 06:09:07 PM
I like this tracklist.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on April 28, 2014, 09:52:34 PM
Check out the artwork and new video for "High Road!!! Mind Blown!! :metal

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10269461_10152422434607948_1931390262052847159_n.jpg)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4PztrhXkXo
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on April 28, 2014, 11:08:49 PM
Dat art :hefdaddy

(http://www.theprp.com/wp-content/uploads/mastodononcemoreroundthesun.jpg)

Seriously, I like this WAY more than The Hunter's cover. It's honestly hard to stop to looking at it. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on April 29, 2014, 12:49:33 AM
Holy shit, this is amazing!  :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on April 29, 2014, 12:59:19 AM
That's one of the coolest covers I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 29, 2014, 04:26:13 AM
Wow, great cover.  And it's a clever cover too, this will stand out so much in the cd stands in store.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 29, 2014, 04:32:55 AM
That might just be my new favorite album cover for any Mastodon album. It's absolutely stunning to look at! I love it! :hefdaddy :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: countoftuscany42 on April 29, 2014, 09:42:33 AM
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mastodon/2014/the-showbox-sodo-seattle-wa-23c32ce3.html

 :omg: :omg: :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :metal :metal
wonderful setlist, I'm so excited for this show now.  hopefully it doesn't change too much between now and when i see them
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on April 29, 2014, 01:11:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdGl4pckHJw&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdGl4pckHJw&feature=youtu.be)

Seriously, the best fan video ever!!  :metal
Bedazzled Fingernails stop motion!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PolarizeMe on April 29, 2014, 03:14:14 PM
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mastodon/2014/the-showbox-sodo-seattle-wa-23c32ce3.html

 :omg: :omg: :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :metal :metal
wonderful setlist, I'm so excited for this show now.  hopefully it doesn't change too much between now and when i see them
I'm quite surprised at the set myself, especially the third song cause they haven't played that in years!  :omg:
Looking forward to seeing them on May 15th!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on April 29, 2014, 03:16:23 PM
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mastodon/2014/the-showbox-sodo-seattle-wa-23c32ce3.html

 :omg: :omg: :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :metal :metal
wonderful setlist, I'm so excited for this show now.  hopefully it doesn't change too much between now and when i see them

This setlist is incredible.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on April 29, 2014, 04:32:07 PM
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mastodon/2014/the-showbox-sodo-seattle-wa-23c32ce3.html

 :omg: :omg: :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :metal :metal
wonderful setlist, I'm so excited for this show now.  hopefully it doesn't change too much between now and when i see them

This setlist is incredible.

Opening with Hearts Alive? BEAST. :tup :hefdaddy But I'm not entirely surprised, considering the band has said that they were going to bring out some older material for this tour while we wait for the new album.

Hopefully we'll get footage of Chimes at Midnight soon! :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on May 01, 2014, 03:46:05 AM
live clip of "Chimes at Midnight" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwP8pSQ0BSU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwP8pSQ0BSU)

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 01, 2014, 04:38:15 AM
Sounds almost exactly like Spectrelight.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on May 01, 2014, 05:25:02 AM
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mastodon/2014/the-showbox-sodo-seattle-wa-23c32ce3.html

 :omg: :omg: :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :metal :metal
wonderful setlist, I'm so excited for this show now.  hopefully it doesn't change too much between now and when i see them

This setlist is incredible.

Opening with Hearts Alive? BEAST. :tup :hefdaddy

If anything they should close with it, not open a show.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on May 04, 2014, 07:11:11 AM
Here's another live clip of "Chimes at Midnight" that shows more of the song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSZXDb1AV6Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSZXDb1AV6Y)

The intro is really cool. I'm liking this song more than "High Road."
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on May 04, 2014, 03:36:49 PM
I've been rocking out to 'High Road' quite a bit, but once in a while I still give 'Remission' a spin. I just love how this band continues to evolve. It's sure possible to dig one style over the other, or even hate one, but they're creating a very diverse (while very strong overall) discography.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on May 10, 2014, 11:50:30 AM
Seeing them tonight! It'll be my third Mastodon, second Gojira, and second Kvelertak shows, but all three bands are so amazing I check them out every time I can. Can't wait!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 10, 2014, 12:46:20 PM
I've been rocking out to 'High Road' quite a bit, but once in a while I still give 'Remission' a spin. I just love how this band continues to evolve. It's sure possible to dig one style over the other, or even hate one, but they're creating a very diverse (while very strong overall) discography.

Yes. This will be their 6th full length album over all and each one has it's own signature sound. I have a feeling Once More Round The Sun will be the least progression so far but still different enough than the previous album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on May 13, 2014, 11:03:43 PM
Just got back from seeing these guys live, it was fantastic. High Road and Chimes at Midnight were fantastic live and gave me great hope for the new album (not that I didn't have any!)

Either way, 'twas an awesome show. Kvelertak and Gojira were supporting and they did great as well. The highlights of Mastodon's setlist were easily Oblivion, Hearts Alive, Megalodon, Capillarian Crest, Blasteroid, and the two new ones. It was awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on May 22, 2014, 12:21:55 PM
teaser for "Chimes at Midnight" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKLZIWcfYug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKLZIWcfYug)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 22, 2014, 12:34:06 PM
:drool: Love it ! Sounds like everything from Blood Mountain til now.

Seriously looking forward to this album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on May 22, 2014, 12:39:03 PM
teaser for "Chimes at Midnight" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKLZIWcfYug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKLZIWcfYug)
:drool: Love it ! Sounds like everything from Blood Mountain til now.

Seriously looking forward to this album.

Completely agreed! It sounded like a wonderful blend of the heaviness of Blood Mountain and the atmosphere of Crack the Sky! :hefdaddy

On a related note, apparently the folks running the band's official fan club page on Facebook have already gotten to hear the album and have been raving about it. Here's the big comment they made about it two days ago:

Quote
After the twentieth time that I listen to "Once More Round the Sun", i can tell you that this album reminds me a lot Crack the Skye but with a new approach which makes this record unique and....
so catchy, so warm, so proggy!

- 35 days, MastoDudes!

:drool:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 22, 2014, 12:42:10 PM
Mastodon wrote Crack The Skye for a year .

They said this time they worked on it even longer...  :omg:

Can't friggin wait.

And as someone else pointed out - they are considering recording 30 minutes of new material and releasing a new full length next year instead of the EP.

Making it chronologically and discography wise their "Load" & "Reload"...  **

I have complete faith that Mastodon will release two fantastic albums - the 2nd of which won't henceforth be considered " the leftover shit ".

Either way - More Mastodon is no bad thing.



** And their 7th full length in 15 years...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 22, 2014, 12:54:13 PM
Wow, great cover.  And it's a clever cover too, this will stand out so much in the cd stands in store.

Reminds me of seeing St. Anger in CD shops. It stood out a mile.

I really love the cover for St. Anger if nothing else.

( i do like the album too but that's another thread ).
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on May 23, 2014, 04:40:19 AM
album review: http://www.theprp.com/2014/05/22/reviews/mastodon-once-more-round-the-sun/ (http://www.theprp.com/2014/05/22/reviews/mastodon-once-more-round-the-sun/)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 23, 2014, 12:00:02 PM
I hope there's a special edition this time around that's a bit better than The Hunter.

Ok it had that Augmented Experience thing - but Crack The Skye's making of DVD was 90 minutes long.

The Hunter DVD consisted of a 2 minute making of.

Felt really gypped.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PolarizeMe on May 23, 2014, 03:41:43 PM
It appears for now, it's only available on a standard edition 2xLP vinyl, CD, and the super duper quadruple gatefold deluxe 2xLP edition with CD that includes free downloads of High Road and (on 6/3) Chimes At Midnight. I'm not sure if there's going to be a CD/DVD edition this time around.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on May 23, 2014, 03:53:05 PM
The Hunter DVD consisted of a 2 minute making of.

Yeah, that was one of the biggest pieces of shit ever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on May 23, 2014, 04:04:10 PM
Blood Mountain and Crack The Skye both had in-depth in the studio footage.

Another massive one for Once More Around The Sun would make up for lack of one last time around.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on May 23, 2014, 06:32:27 PM
The teaser for Chimes at Midnight sounds really good, definitely loving the studio version. The live version was fantastic in person, but it's tough to remember it completely.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PolarizeMe on May 24, 2014, 03:05:57 PM
The teaser for Chimes at Midnight sounds really good, definitely loving the studio version. The live version was fantastic in person, but it's tough to remember it completely.
Agreed. When I saw them live, I had a hard time remembering it too, but I knew that it was Chimes at Midnight because it was the only song in the set that I couldn't recognize straight away.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 02, 2014, 05:13:44 PM
Chimes At Midnight is now on iTunes in the UK.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on June 02, 2014, 08:44:40 PM
Chimes was good, but I'll have to listen to it a lot before it sticks in my head.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on June 02, 2014, 10:13:31 PM
Song's up on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6zU87xJoBk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6zU87xJoBk)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on June 02, 2014, 10:24:14 PM
Sounds pretty awesome. Way better than High Road, imo.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 03, 2014, 01:21:42 AM
Not available in Germany :panicattack:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 03, 2014, 01:35:54 AM
Not available in Germany :panicattack:

Try this : http://booyoutube.com/watch?v=Q6zU87xJoBk
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 03, 2014, 02:03:32 AM
So, after hearing about this band so much over the years and attempting to get into them, they just didn't stick barring a song or two that still I rarely listened to. But earlier today I decided to spin The Hunter since it's the only album I have from them on CD and I was doing a little reorganizing with my music collection. I absolutely loved it! It was weird, I usually am very meticulous about how I listen to new albums, especially if it's from a band I'm not quite into yet...but have that feeling that I could be. Sitting there in the middle of my CD-strewn room, it's a mess, and I just popped it in the stereo and sat there on the floor listening (got a new bass set so it was a perfect first album to test 'em out). The whole way through, it was a ride.

I really love the mix of the few screaming vocals that there were and the clean, but still very much metal vocals (not that I have a problem with growls/screams, I know most of their backcatalog is); naturally, I think that Blasteroid is my favorite off the album, followed closely by Thickening...and Stargasm...and The Sparrow...and Spectrelight...Bedazzled Fingernails...so many feels from so many songs!

So with that, I'm glad that these two new awesome songs (I like Chimes a bit more) are along the lines of The Hunter. I've yet to really check out much of their earlier material barring a few songs here and there. I'm excited to start the journey right before a new album!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 03, 2014, 02:17:01 AM
Yeah I would work backwards from The Hunter - that way they get a bit more metal and screamy as you go .

Hunter - Crack The Skye - Blood Mountain.

Then

Leviathan - Remission - Call Of The Mastodon.

 :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 03, 2014, 03:02:05 AM
Not available in Germany :panicattack:

Try this : http://booyoutube.com/watch?v=Q6zU87xJoBk

Thanks, but doesn't help unfortunately :'(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on June 03, 2014, 03:33:34 AM
The Mastodon Facebook page has shared it directly on Facebook (thus no Youtube). Can you view that one April? Here you go: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152500334527948&set=vb.5748157947&type=2&theater
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 03, 2014, 03:39:03 AM
Thanks man :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 03, 2014, 03:42:54 AM
I went to see the Sonisphere-festival in Oslo this sunday.
Mastodon fucking kicked my ass!!  :metal The sound was perfect, and they put on a hell of a good show! I overheard a bunch of Metallica-fans after their set, and people was absolutely blown away.
The sad thing was that every warm-up band before Metallica only got to play 30-minutes. Ridicoulus! A band as good and big as Mastodon deserve at least 40 minutes!
Ghost, Gojira and Mastodon got 30 minutes. Slayer got 40 minutes, and Metallica played for 2,5 hours. Bullshit..
However, Mastodons set was short and sweet, and got me wanting much more. Ill defenitely see them in the winter!

Their set was:
Black Thounge
Divinations
Crystal Skull
Chimes at Midnight
High Road
Aqua Dementia

They have done a really good job splitting up the vocals. Brann and Troy have taken over some of the more difficult vocal-parts from Brent. Brent sang the more raspy clean stuff, and sounded better than ever. Troy have really stepped up his perfomance! He sang his parts flawlessly. Brann is probably the best singer of them all though. Perfect!
Even Bill have started doing clean backup vocals, and sounded great!
The new stuff are really good live-songs. Lots of headbanging and sing-along going on!
50.000 people, perfect weather, perfect sound, perfect performance!

10/10!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 03, 2014, 06:04:00 AM
 Bill singing cleans? I have to hear this!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 03, 2014, 06:19:38 AM
Not really digging the new song to be honest.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 03, 2014, 06:44:07 AM
Bill singing cleans? I have to hear this!

Yeah, but only backing vocals. He sang on High Road.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: mikeyd23 on June 03, 2014, 07:14:06 AM
Eh, the new song was okay... Maybe it will grow on me with some more listens, but I'd say at this point High Road made a better first impression on me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 03, 2014, 08:10:09 AM
I wasn't huge on Spectrelight first time I heard it but still love The Hunter so we'll see.

One medium song does not a bad album make.

Even if this album is "meh" overall - it's still a better track record than other bigger bands.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on June 03, 2014, 12:02:52 PM
Chimes at Midnight is awesome. Better than High Road in my opinion.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 03, 2014, 12:15:05 PM
Eh, the new song was okay... Maybe it will grow on me with some more listens, but I'd say at this point High Road made a better first impression on me.

Verbatim.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on June 03, 2014, 12:32:28 PM
I had to listen to High Road when it came out but I'm saving the rest for album drop... just want to experience the rest at once. High Road was enough promise for me. Can't wait to hear the album! :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 03, 2014, 12:50:00 PM
Only 3 weeks to go :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: emtee on June 03, 2014, 01:21:38 PM
This band has been on fire for about 5 releases in a row now. They have turned into one of my favorite modern metal bands.

Love both of the new songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 05, 2014, 11:23:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5W-64P2wg

That sounds super catchy.  :o
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 05, 2014, 11:28:33 AM
Noice.  :metal

I reeaaaally friggin' love Thickening.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on June 05, 2014, 01:23:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5W-64P2wg

That sounds super catchy.  :o
Yeah, that was catchy as hell. Brann is on fire there :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 05, 2014, 02:24:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5W-64P2wg

That sounds super catchy.  :o
Yeah, that was catchy as hell. Brann is on fire there :metal

Dude, Brann has really been coming into his own as a vocalist lately. :metal :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 05, 2014, 03:34:32 PM
I wont listen to a leak but i'll happily listen to a stream if it's official.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 06, 2014, 12:10:18 AM
Getting really excited :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on June 06, 2014, 04:35:33 PM
That clip sounded great!! Super stoked for this record!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 07, 2014, 09:10:22 AM
Slightly unimpressed with 'Chimes'. I would've done more with the slow part at the intro and outro..
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 07, 2014, 08:15:18 PM
You totally should. Make your own Mastodon album, dude!  :metal



 :P  :angel: (I totally eye-rolled at that post but I won't post the smiley because I think actually explaining that I personally took the time to eye-roll is both more respectful and less instigating than the smiley. So...y'know...*I have rolled my eyes only slightly because if I do it too much my eyes hurt and YOU'RE NOT WORTH IT! /vodka)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 12, 2014, 12:56:15 AM
Music video for High Road:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Aw1WnNVcYw
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 12, 2014, 07:44:06 AM
You totally should. Make your own Mastodon album, dude!  :metal



 :P  :angel: (I totally eye-rolled at that post but I won't post the smiley because I think actually explaining that I personally took the time to eye-roll is both more respectful and less instigating than the smiley. So...y'know...*I have rolled my eyes only slightly because if I do it too much my eyes hurt and YOU'RE NOT WORTH IT! /vodka)

 :lol

Touché.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scard on June 12, 2014, 02:50:22 PM
So this album is amazing. The entire thing is brilliant.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 12, 2014, 03:31:47 PM
Oh my GOD I'm loving this (and I'm on the second track  :lol ). Motherload is so damn catchy, dat chorus has so many feels on me. It's just lathering me in feels. All over. Mm.

I will post how many buckets of man cream I have at the end.

ED: 10 buckets. Amazing album. Dem layers. I really need more time with it but I'm liking it more than The Hunter already. Also, I absolutely love, I guess it's Brent's (?) clean vocals, he sounds extremely remeniscent of Ozzy, I think; High Road especially. Also Brann's (again, ?) in Motherload is really givin me feels.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on June 12, 2014, 04:27:04 PM
Just finished my first listen. Can't say how it compares to other albums but I'm enjoying it a lot.

Favorites so far: The Motherload, Chimes at Midnight, Feast Your Eyes, Ember City, Halloween

Also, any one else notice how similar the chorus of Tread Lightly is to All the Heavy Lifting?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 12, 2014, 11:05:22 PM
Holy goosebumps BATMAN!!  :metal
If this album doesnt bring this band MAJOR success, i don´t know. Fantastic songwriting.
"
THIS TIME, THIS TIME, THINGS WILL WORK OUT JUST FINE!"

Brann is the king here!  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 12, 2014, 11:08:33 PM
Double post:

I just can´t believe how Mastodon just evolves and brings us something new from album to album.
Every album sounds like a natural progression from the previous one  :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 13, 2014, 12:33:16 AM
Double post:

I just can´t believe how Mastodon just evolves and brings us something new from album to album.
Every album sounds like a natural progression from the previous one  :tup

Best thing about the band. They don't change enough that you love one album and hate another but they change enough that each album brings a new flavour.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on June 13, 2014, 10:56:39 AM
This album is just fantastic. Everything that made The Hunter awesome with a flair of Crack the Skye and Blood Mountain at points too. The last song essentially just turns into a Neurosis song, too.

Fantastic stuff. Glad Brann got to sing more on this album, he has a great voice.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on June 13, 2014, 01:38:19 PM
It's continuing to grow on me. At this point I can say I definitely like it better than The Hunter. It could have done without the ending to Aunt Lisa though :laugh:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 13, 2014, 02:57:21 PM
Funny, that's the only part of Aunt Lisa that really gets me goin'. Which is what I came here to post...Aunt Lisa and Tread Lightly are really the only two songs that I haven't gotten into yet. AL is a bit too meandering until that last WTF-left-field-moment (which is a very good thing to me) and TL is way too familiar for my liking without having any real standout solos or a hooking chorus. Other than that, this is a completely amazing trip of an album. I really love Ember City, and Brann's lines seem to be some of my favorite moments off the album; I also really like Asleep In The Deep and Feast Your Eyes.

This one will be a contender for one of my AOTY, but it won't take top spot.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 13, 2014, 03:04:10 PM
Funny, that's the only part of Aunt Lisa that really gets me goin'. Which is what I came here to post...Aunt Lisa and Tread Lightly are really the only two songs that I haven't gotten into yet. AL is a bit too meandering until that last WTF-left-field-moment (which is a very good thing to me) and TL is way too familiar for my liking without having any real standout solos or a hooking chorus. Other than that, this is a completely amazing trip of an album. I really love Ember City, and Brann's lines seem to be some of my favorite moments off the album; I also really like Asleep In The Deep and Feast Your Eyes.

This one will be a contender for one of my AOTY, but it won't take top spot.

I've heard The Motherload, Ember City and the title track since some folks posted them on Tumblr, but I haven't heard the whole album yet. How's Diamonds in the Witch House? I hear that one has a very Neurosis vibe about it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 13, 2014, 03:10:08 PM
I've not heard more than a song or two from Neurosis years ago, so I can't comment on that but I really enjoy Diamonds. It's a very fitting end for the kind of psychedelic, visceral vibe the album emits; it's definitely the darkest track on the album and as the title hints at, almost sounds cult-ish and is very brooding. It's not my least favorite and it's not my favorite, but it's a great ending.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 13, 2014, 03:14:31 PM
I've not heard more than a song or two from Neurosis years ago, so I can't comment on that but I really enjoy Diamonds. It's a very fitting end for the kind of psychedelic, visceral vibe the album emits; it's definitely the darkest track on the album and as the title hints at, almost sounds cult-ish and is very brooding. It's not my least favorite and it's not my favorite, but it's a great ending.

Color me interested! I'm quite hyped to hear that one! :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 13, 2014, 06:25:53 PM
After about three whole spins, these are my favorite parts of the album:
The entire songs:
- Thread Lightly (dat intro and chorus!)
- The Motherload (Brann, I love you!)
- High Road
- Aunt Lisa (how Brann and Brent are supposed to sing this live while playing is beyond me.. Well, hey ho lets fucking go! :p)
- Ember Road (riff!!)
- Halloween (the verses with Brent singing are catchy as hell)

All songs are really good, but the songs that I mentioned really stand out at the moment.
Diamonds is defenitely a grower!

The star of the album is defenitely Brann. You can tell he has been taking his vocal lessons seriously. And the parts he sings are the most catchy parts on the album!

I give the album 8,5 out of 10 right now. I have a feeling I will like it even more after a while.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on June 14, 2014, 04:34:21 AM
The Motherload :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 14, 2014, 04:41:24 AM
Awesome pro-shot performance from Pinkpop 2014 (full show minus one song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR7icis_13M
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on June 14, 2014, 04:58:25 AM
That's really cool, thanks!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 14, 2014, 08:49:16 AM
Nice !

* to YouTube Downloader ! *  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 14, 2014, 07:48:55 PM
Ugh. The sound goes shitty after 9 minutes . . .
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on June 16, 2014, 05:40:14 AM
Saw them at Bonnaroo this past weekend. On top form as always when I see them. I'm starting to think people expect Brent to put on a Devin Townsend level vocal performance or something, because I don't get why people complain about his live vocals, he sounded great. New songs were beastly live, and they played a bunch of Blood Mountain material, mmm mm mm.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 16, 2014, 06:35:35 AM
So I heard the new album once last night.

Definitely more Rock than normal.

Hoping the crappy sound is because it was a 128kbps MP3

I'll be annoyed if the CD sounds awful after all this time making sonically brilliant albums.

However- the singles both sound fine so there is that.

Not listening again til the CD is out.

Good first impressions though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 16, 2014, 01:59:24 PM
New album is great IMO.
Does anyone know will there be more European dates on this tour?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 16, 2014, 03:02:39 PM
Anyone waiting for an official stream and not a leak ?

www.itunes.com/mastodon

V o i l a !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 16, 2014, 03:20:30 PM
Listening to it right now! :tup I'm definitely really loving it so far! :metal :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 16, 2014, 03:35:06 PM
My speakers aren't the best but does the production seem a bit weird to anyone else ?

I could be tired though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on June 16, 2014, 04:11:13 PM
Both my naughty copy and the stream sound the same to me and I think it sounds as good as The Hunter. Then again I'm no audiophile.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 16, 2014, 04:21:55 PM
I think the Hunter was a bit sharper and brighter.

But i'll wait for the CD to judge properly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More ‘Round the Sun
Post by: WebRaider on June 16, 2014, 10:46:27 PM
I think this album will be a little bit more of a grower for me, but OMG The Motherload and Ember City are just :metal :hefdaddy :metal.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 16, 2014, 11:01:08 PM
My current Top 3 is Tread Lightly, The Motherload and Aunt Lisa. :metal I'm digging this album a lot!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 17, 2014, 01:48:13 AM
Stream doesn't work :panicattack:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ultimetalhead on June 17, 2014, 03:02:01 PM
Only 3 songs in so far. Quite catchy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 18, 2014, 02:37:12 PM
Another fantastic album from the Mastodudes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ariich on June 18, 2014, 03:24:31 PM
Yeah I'm digging it! Gets a bit samey by the end, but some really cool songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 18, 2014, 03:41:54 PM
Tread Lightly is an awesome opener and Diamonds In The Witch House is a great closer up there with Heart's Alive.

Motherload has a stunning chorus and there are great moments throughout the album.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 19, 2014, 01:24:46 AM
Oh well, I'll just wait for my copy to arrive. It has been shipped yesterday so I should get it tomorrow :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 19, 2014, 03:54:40 AM
Been listening to Mastodon a lot lately due to the upcoming release of the new album, and finally Leviathan really clicked. Such a badass album :metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 19, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
Too bad they didn't hold on to the mastering style of Leviathan. Again, this new record is just a flat line in terms of dynamics. No wonder it gets samey after a while. Play some Led Zeppelin after this and it'll sound heavier because it actually has punch even though it's not as 'heavy'.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 19, 2014, 06:20:59 PM
Raskulinecz albums always sounds bad with the possible exception of Shogun.

One by One by Foo Fighters sounded pretty bad. Wasn't that his first album as a producer ?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on June 20, 2014, 12:12:14 PM
Raskulinecz albums always sounds bad with the possible exception of Shogun.

One by One by Foo Fighters sounded pretty bad. Wasn't that his first album as a producer ?



I was a fan of his work on AIC's Black Gives Way To Blue and Deftones' Diamond Eyes particularly... I get what some are saying here with the dynamic sound but I almost want to say the sound on this album is a stylistic decision by the band... just the way it feels to me. Halloween is a good example of the sound being a little strange but kind of cool at the same time as if the band meant for it to be that way and there are a couple others where I get that same vibe. Could be wrong though but eh...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 20, 2014, 02:30:09 PM
Aunt Lisa ending = awesome :metalol:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Jamesman42 on June 20, 2014, 09:08:13 PM
Hell yeah this album.

And I'm going to actually buy it because dat cover art.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: SystematicThought on June 20, 2014, 09:27:27 PM
Raskulinecz albums always sounds bad with the possible exception of Shogun.

One by One by Foo Fighters sounded pretty bad. Wasn't that his first album as a producer ?
Infestissumum didn't sound bad
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on June 21, 2014, 12:37:59 AM
My current ranking:
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
Once More Round the Sun
Blood Mountain
The Hunter
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Lolzeez on June 21, 2014, 01:21:11 AM
Crack The Skye
Blood Mountain
Leviathan
Once More Around The Sun
Remission
The Hunter
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on June 21, 2014, 10:03:23 AM
Finally listened to the whole album and it kicks major ass! Better than The Hunter IMO. Standouts: Tread Lightly, The Motherload, Ember City, Diamond In The Witch House.

My Ranking:

Crack The Skye
Leviathan
Once More 'Round The Sun
The Hunter
Blood Mountain
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 21, 2014, 10:17:37 AM
1. Leviathan
2. Crack the Skye
3. Remission
4. Once More 'Round the Sun
5. Blood Mountain
6. The Hunter
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 21, 2014, 12:01:17 PM
1. Crack The Skye
2. Blood Mountain
3. Leviathan
4. Once More Round The Sun
5. The Hunter

I love all of them :hearts:
Remission is still on my to-buy list.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on June 21, 2014, 12:04:51 PM
1. Blood Mountain
2. Crack The Skye
3. Once More Round The Sun
4. Leviathan
5. The Hunter
6. Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 21, 2014, 01:26:50 PM
Brent Hinds is such an awesome guitarist. All of his solos on this record are great, and there are many of them this time around.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 21, 2014, 04:00:26 PM
Ranking time!

Leviathan
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye
Once More ´Round the Sun
The Hunter
Remission

That doesn't mean this album was underwelming. I love Remission, so that just shows how good a catalog this band has!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 21, 2014, 04:27:51 PM
They've now got more awesome albums under their belt than Metallica - FACT :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on June 21, 2014, 08:29:30 PM
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
Once More 'Round the Sun
Blood Mountain
The Hunter
Remission

BUT I love them all, so this doesn't really mean that much.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 22, 2014, 05:01:07 AM
Picked up the cd yesterday and just had my first listen.  It's pretty damn nice, but the songs towards the back end need more listens.  The first three tracks are superb.  The Motherload is incredible, Brann is carving it up here.

Much better than The Hunter already.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 22, 2014, 07:14:51 AM
Ever had one of those albums that you love every *other* time you listen to it..?


Like - Oh man this album is awesome. Next time - yeah it's ok I guess. Next Time - nah it's great. ( etc )

Really annoying. But on the whole great. Not disappointing in any way  - just need to get used to it I think.



Far too early to rank but atm - a mid tier album. The only album along with BM that I didn't completely love instantly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: krands85 on June 22, 2014, 03:18:05 PM
Mastodon are an odd one for me. I absolutely love Crack the Skye - it's just a fantastic album, start to finish. But I've never been particularly keen on the rest of their music.

So I wasn't expecting too much from the new album, but I'm actually really enjoying it. Only listened to it a few times so far, but it sounds pretty cool so far  :tup :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 22, 2014, 06:54:13 PM
The Motherload is incredible.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 23, 2014, 06:43:11 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqz16woIEAEAZre.jpg)




 :metal :yarr
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on June 23, 2014, 08:52:25 AM
The album is pretty great. I don't know though, I'm still not 100% on the band wagon for Mastodon. I would consider myself a fan, and I like the albums they have released, it's just something that keeps them from clicking fully. If I would guess, I would say it's the vocals. And even then it's hard to describe it. Because it's not so much a problem with the kind of vocals or the vocals being bad, the vocals are just sorta there and doesn't elevate the music IMO. The music itself is great for the most part.

I would probably place this album in my top20 for the year tho.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 23, 2014, 09:57:36 AM
I'd say what kind of sets the new album apart is that the vocals are so extremely well done. I have always loved their vocals and they have always been one of my favourite aspects about Mastodon, particularly because they have always been relatively unusual and raw, but it seems like they put a whole lot of thought into the vocals, vocal melodies and vocal production on this new album, and Brann's performance especially is absolutely stellar :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 23, 2014, 11:57:54 AM
Once More 'Round The Sun definitely has a vibe to it that none of the others have. All their albums sound different though.


I think this album has elements of every album before it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on June 23, 2014, 03:11:14 PM
I forgot to say it earlier but I think the production on most of their albums is just so boring. They have some pretty heavy riffs, but they don't really sound heavy on album. With a different production and sound, their music could be a few notches better.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 23, 2014, 04:09:06 PM
Meh they sound just fine to me.  They're more influenced by classic rock than classic metal.

I think if they were a straight up metal band with the triggered drums and Peavey 5150 / Axe FX on every album - they'd lose their uniqueness.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 23, 2014, 08:12:18 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqz16woIEAEAZre.jpg)




 :metal :yarr

What with the explicit content stamp?  Mine doesn't have that and besides Aunt Lisa, there's no swearing is there?

I'm digging this album I think it's a lot stronger than The Hunter, and I think I'll take this over CTS too.  I know that's controversial but some would know that that album didn't do much for me.  I'm still not sold of Witch House though.  I like Scott Kelly as a guest vocalist, but him pretty much signing the whole song somewhat leaves a bitter taste in my mouth when the album ends.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on June 23, 2014, 11:20:33 PM
I love Diamond in the Witch House. Probably my favorite song alongside The Motherload, Chimes at Midnight, and Asleep in the Deep. I like Neurosis, though, and the song pretty much becomes a Neurosis song by the end.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: adace on June 23, 2014, 11:27:09 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqz16woIEAEAZre.jpg)




 :metal :yarr
Got to get my hands one of these someday. :xbones
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 24, 2014, 12:18:05 AM
Aunt Lisa might be my favourite on the album, so weird and catchy and awesome :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 24, 2014, 06:53:56 AM


What with the explicit content stamp?  Mine doesn't have that and besides Aunt Lisa, there's no swearing is there?


Four fucking's in Aunt Lisa and one barely audible Fuck in the title track - " i'm here to fuck up this place ". But if it wasn't in the lyric book - you'd never hear it anyway it's kinda muffled and hurried out.


I love Diamond in the witch house :)

Album is growing on me nicely. I think it will end up somewhere in the upper middle below Hunter & Crack The Skye in my rankings but above Blood Mountain and Leviathan.

Which is damning with faint praise since they've never done a "bad" album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on June 24, 2014, 07:14:43 AM
Album is growing on me nicely. I think it will end up somewhere in the upper middle below Hunter & Crack The Skye in my rankings but above Blood Mountain and Leviathan.
This is what I'm predicting as well, although I'm only on my third listen so far.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on June 24, 2014, 07:22:41 AM
I'm kinda surprised they still do explicit versions. For what? The Christian radio channel for kids?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 24, 2014, 08:54:24 AM
I'm kinda surprised they still do explicit versions. For what? The Christian radio channel for kids?

Yeh kids all know the F and C words these days. Not letting your kids hear bad language won't stop them hearing it elsewhere - or indeed everywhere else.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ariich on June 24, 2014, 09:18:57 AM
That's hardly the point. Some parents will want to keep their kids away from explicit language as much as possible, and should have the option of knowing whether an album contains it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on June 24, 2014, 11:55:25 AM
To be honest, I'd argue the "should" bit of that, but at the very least, they shouldn't have the thing stamped onto the booklet itself. Now the artwork is messed up. What's up with that?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 24, 2014, 12:22:47 PM
Thanks Tipper !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 24, 2014, 01:20:17 PM
Good news: the Black Tongue beer that I ordered over a month ago arrived this past weekend, so I'll be drinking it while I listen to the new album tonight. :hat

Oh and it gets better, for you see, the Black Tongue is none other than...

(http://homespunlife.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/it_comes_in_pints.jpg)

I'm gonna have fun tonight! :tup :metal :biggrin: :hat
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: seasonsinthesky on June 24, 2014, 02:17:03 PM
To be honest, I'd argue the "should" bit of that, but at the very least, they shouldn't have the thing stamped onto the booklet itself. Now the artwork is messed up. What's up with that?

i was gonna say the same thing. put a sticker on the jewel case if you have to, but don't print it on the damn art!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 24, 2014, 03:55:56 PM
My god you guys are hyped for this album. Having barely any listening experience with Mastodon I got intrigued. This sounds more rock oriented...I always thought Mastodon was more a prog/tech metal band? Shows my lack of knowledge.  :lol
Kind of like it but needs a few more spins.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 24, 2014, 05:40:22 PM
Remission - their debut is pretty much all out hardcore with only harsh vocals and drop A tuning and crazy drums. Their Call Of The Mastodon release even has blast beats on it.

Leviathan is a lot more melodic and has actual singing.

Blood Mountain is a big change stylistically. A lot more singing and melodic guitar parts.

Crack The Skye is obviously their big proggy opus concept album & The Hunter takes the melody of Crack The Skye and has more concise and catchy simpler songs.

:)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 24, 2014, 11:37:46 PM
 :tup sounds cool. I will check out their disco.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 25, 2014, 05:08:25 AM
Just double checked my cd and I was mistaken, mine does have the explicit content thing stamped on the artwork.

This album is freaking killer though. I got it on repeat in the car.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on June 25, 2014, 09:24:42 AM
Diamond in the Witch House is SO good. I kinda wish more songs were as good as it, but as it stands this is a pretty solid top20 album of the year so far. Pretty great.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 25, 2014, 09:58:42 AM
I'd love an entire album like Diamond In the Witch House.

Mastodon should just write an album with Scott Kelly.

Call it " Neuro-Don "

Winning idea right there ;D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 25, 2014, 10:27:32 AM
I'd love an entire album like Diamond In the Witch House.

Mastodon should just write an album with Scott Kelly.

Call it " Neuro-Don "

Winning idea right there ;D

Well, Troy did say that they were wanting to eventually have enough songs with cameos from Scott to eventually do an entire live set with him on vocals. Maybe that could be a future live album they do?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 25, 2014, 12:20:40 PM
Once more could already be my second favourite album by Mastodon (behind Crack the Skye). I like all their albums but there were always few songs that didn't click with me (especially on BM) but like all songs on the new album.  My favourites so far: Thread lightly, The Motherload and Chimes at Midnight.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Heretic on June 25, 2014, 01:46:34 PM
AHHH man, if they did a collaboration album with Neurosis, it would probably be the greatest album of all time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 25, 2014, 02:50:42 PM
I've checked out Neurosis briefly but i'm not really feeling it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 25, 2014, 02:53:53 PM
I've checked them, too few years ago I didn't like them. But I'm getting into Isis and Russian Circles and digging them so I could check Neurosis again.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 25, 2014, 06:53:36 PM
Here's my controversial opinion on Once More 'Round the Sun;

Chimes at Midnight and Diamond in the Witch House are the weakest songs.

Although, this may change with time, that's how I feel at the moment, but that still means they are strong, just the rest are stronger.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: countoftuscany42 on June 25, 2014, 09:10:08 PM
Here's my controversial opinion on Once More 'Round the Sun;

Chimes at Midnight and Diamond in the Witch House are the weakest songs.

Although, this may change with time, that's how I feel at the moment, but that still means they are strong, just the rest are stronger.

close to how i feel, but i'd have to say Asleep in the Deep and Diamond in the Witch House are the weakest songs.  DITWH is just disappointing to me considering how great it could have been, whereas AITD has to be one of the worst songs they've ever written, just a mess of a song that goes nowhere.
Still not sure what to think of the album as a whole; some songs i was lukewarm on from first listen have grown on me, and The Motherload kicks ass!
But i feel they've lost some of the spark that was on Crack The Skye and every album prior.  I'll see how i feel after some more listens, but overall i'd say this is mildly disappointing from a band i love.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 26, 2014, 03:48:03 AM
I have to be in a really good mood to listen to this album and not tired.

For some reason if i'm feeling a bit down or tired - then I don't enjoy it *as much*.

But under the right conditions - i f---ing love it.

But it doesn't come close to being *bad*. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 26, 2014, 03:49:08 AM
Here's my controversial opinion on Once More 'Round the Sun;

Chimes at Midnight and Diamond in the Witch House are the weakest songs.

Although, this may change with time, that's how I feel at the moment, but that still means they are strong, just the rest are stronger.

close to how i feel, but i'd have to say Asleep in the Deep and Diamond in the Witch House are the weakest songs.  DITWH is just disappointing to me considering how great it could have been, whereas AITD has to be one of the worst songs they've ever written, just a mess of a song that goes nowhere.
Still not sure what to think of the album as a whole; some songs i was lukewarm on from first listen have grown on me, and The Motherload kicks ass!
But i feel they've lost some of the spark that was on Crack The Skye and every album prior.  I'll see how i feel after some more listens, but overall i'd say this is mildly disappointing from a band i love.


I actually love AitD.
I LOVE the chorus.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on June 26, 2014, 04:02:06 AM
My first impression was that Feast Your Eyes was my least favourite, but now it's honestly AITD. I mean, the verses are cool, as are some of the riffs, but I'm not completely into the chorus and considering that the song doesn't really have all that much to offer, it's just too long. I still really enjoy it in the context of the rest of the album though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 26, 2014, 04:16:11 AM
It's a nice change of pace after the first three.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 26, 2014, 04:26:01 AM
Vocal melody in AitD gives me chills every time :hefdaddy
My least favourite atm is FYE but it's still pretty good song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 26, 2014, 05:21:11 AM
AITD is definitely a grower, but I love it.

This album is restoring my faith and love for Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: PixelDream on June 26, 2014, 08:49:26 AM
I'm liking this album, but as much as I loved the tracks on first listen it gets boring pretty fast. Production sounds thin as well.

In the end it does seem like a slightly watered down version of Mastodon. The energy of the older albums feels much better in comparison.
I'd rate the album 3/5, by no means a bad effort but slightly weak for Mastodon. The best parts are easily the guitar solos.

Just my opinion at the moment, it may change and I nonetheless encourage everyone to enjoy the hell out of this record.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 26, 2014, 08:56:39 AM
I'd generously give it an 8/10 and realistically i'd say it's more like 6.5 - 7/10

I've been listening to it every day since it was on iTunes and I'm not getting tired of it - but I do need to give it a rest for a while.

I think it's better than Blood Mountain OR it's going to take a while to decide how much I like it in the long run

( which was the case for BM ).

But as I said earlier - it's one of those annoying albums which I love every 2nd time I listen to it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: ZKX-2099 on June 26, 2014, 10:36:27 AM
Better than The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 27, 2014, 05:02:40 PM
This album is brilliant. 

IMO, it's better than The Hunter, Crack the Skye and in time possibly Blood Mountain.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on June 27, 2014, 11:03:46 PM
After three spins it's a solid listen but almost borderline background music. There's a lot of riffage but none that really sticks out for me and no songs have really reached that stage where I'd actively seek out to listen to them or if you played a 20 second clip I'd even remember which song it was from.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Scorpion on June 27, 2014, 11:08:16 PM
After three spins it's a solid listen but almost borderline background music. There's a lot of riffage but none that really sticks out for me and no songs have really reached that stage where I'd actively seek out to listen to them or if you played a 20 second clip I'd even remember which song it was from.

More or less this. While I like what I hear if I force myself to pay attention, there's not really anything there that catches my attention like The Hunter did from the first listen on. Still, I will continue listening, maybe it'll improve.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 28, 2014, 02:21:02 AM
The Motherload live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRehFSXJS4
Brann is great :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on June 28, 2014, 02:52:15 AM
I like how all their albums have their own character to them in the production and vibe.

Once More definitely has a vibe that Hunter or Crack The Skye didn't have.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on June 28, 2014, 03:55:54 AM
The Motherload live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRehFSXJS4
Brann is great :metal

My favourite on the album :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aurorablind on June 28, 2014, 05:58:23 AM
The Motherload live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRehFSXJS4
Brann is great :metal

I was just waiting for him to get completely out of breath, but he pu!led through great!  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 29, 2014, 03:59:46 AM
Gotta give props to Troy too, he sounded fucking strong there, great stuff all round.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on June 29, 2014, 04:41:10 AM
The album actually surpassed The Hunter to me. I'm truly impressed by the consistency of the album. The only song I'm not really digging is the closer.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on June 29, 2014, 05:04:35 AM
The album actually surpassed The Hunter to me. I'm truly impressed by the consistency of the album. The only song I'm not really digging is the closer.

Witch House is growing on me, but I feel it's probably the weakest too.  Although I think in time it has potential to grow.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on June 29, 2014, 06:59:28 AM
Diamond in the Witch House is still by far my favorite, but it's also pretty different from the rest. It really does feel like a Neurosis track more than a Mastodon track, and considering Neurosis is my favorite metal band, that says it all. They're just on another level compared to other metal bands. As for the rest of the album, I think this is a very solid 8 out of 10. I don't think there's enough standout songs to warrant a 9, but it also doesn't have any real filler tracks, so the 8 just feels pretty solid. The album starts off really strong, has some of the more weaker moments somewhere in the middle but finishes on a high again, so hard to complain.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on June 29, 2014, 07:10:19 AM
Yeah, the album is definitely an 8 or 8.5 for me. I like it a lot and some of the band's best songs ever are on this album (i.e. Tread Lightly, The Motherload), but there are definitely songs that pale in comparison to the highlights.

Oh and by the way, the Black Tongue beer is incredible. Good stuff.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on June 30, 2014, 05:59:42 PM
Yeah, the album is definitely an 8 or 8.5 for me. I like it a lot and some of the band's best songs ever are on this album (i.e. Tread Lightly, The Motherload), but there are definitely songs that pale in comparison to the highlights.

Oh and by the way, the Black Tongue beer is incredible. Good stuff.

Agree with this, The first 3 tracks are excellent, but it's balanced by the weaker tracks. Diamond is a track I cannot get into at the moment but hopefully it'll grow.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 01, 2014, 03:57:39 AM
:emo:

Diamond is my fave track ! I love how it builds and it reminds me of Leviathan.

I'm taking big long breaks in between playing the album so it doesn't get boring too quickly but Asleep in The Deep is growing on me now :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zantera on July 01, 2014, 04:21:43 AM
I've heard the album maybe 10 times now, and while it's still good, the last few listens have given me the impression that the album is not gonna do anything more for me. Like, I've given it an 8, but I don't hear any new things or potential for it to become something higher than that.

While I like this more than The Hunter, the last two albums have been more "catchy Mastodon", and that's cool and all, but for me, albums like Leviathan, Crack the Skye and Blood Mountain have perhaps a bit more staying power. I can still hear new and exciting things in those albums.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: wolfking on July 01, 2014, 05:29:56 AM
This album could be top 3 Mastodon for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: WebRaider on July 01, 2014, 10:40:54 PM
The Motherload live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRehFSXJS4
Brann is great :metal


Wow! Look at these f'ers go! They all killed it especially Brann!  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: TioJorge on July 01, 2014, 10:48:52 PM
Awesome jam.

I've been really addicted to Feast Your Eyes recently. It's a great song to kill a bunch of people to, while you usurp the president of the united states and enact a law that states cannibalism will be mandatory. Y'all know what I'm talkin' about. Also Thickening. That one is better for beheadings though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 02, 2014, 01:58:30 AM
Brann is pretty cute...

Now I've got that out of the way. The New Album is amazing. I've only heard half of it so far, yet its great rockin music.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mladen on July 03, 2014, 02:42:49 AM
The more I listen to it, the more I think this album might end up being my album of the year. Here's my album ranking - as you can see, I prefer the later day Mastodon. Their early stuff is great, just not my cup of tea for the most part.

Crack the Skye
Once more 'round the sun
The Hunter
Leviathan
Blood mountain
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 03, 2014, 04:03:54 AM
A Mastodon album is always album of the year  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on July 03, 2014, 04:07:23 AM
Has anyone bought the OMRTS vinyl? I'd like to know if it has less compression than the CD. If it does, I'm going to buy that vinyl, The Hunter vinyl and Leviathan vinyl :D
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 03, 2014, 04:08:53 AM
I have no problem with the OMRTS CD sound.

I can listen to it pretty loud without getting ear fatigue so it's fine by me.

I wonder if an HDTracks exists.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: senecadawg2 on July 03, 2014, 04:40:43 AM
Good people, direct me to the most apt starter album please. I've never listened to Mastoodon seriously, and I'd like to give it a go
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on July 03, 2014, 04:55:50 AM
I wonder if an HDTracks exists.

It does: http://www.hdtracks.com/once-more-round-the-sun-177747
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 03, 2014, 04:57:20 AM
Not awailable in my country, Keptin !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 03, 2014, 04:58:08 AM
Good people, direct me to the most apt starter album please. I've never listened to Mastoodon seriously, and I'd like to give it a go

Blood Mountain. It's not as heavy as their old stuff and not as proggy / catchy as the later stuff. A good middle ground.

Then if you want heavier go earlier - and if you want catchier / proggier - go later.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on July 03, 2014, 05:04:27 AM
Not awailable in my country, Keptin !

Hmm if you use Chrome or Firefox you can download the Hola extension and access websites/services that are not available in your country. A proxy thingie.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hola-better-internet/gkojfkhlekighikafcpjkiklfbnlmeio
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on July 03, 2014, 05:12:01 AM
Good people, direct me to the most apt starter album please. I've never listened to Mastoodon seriously, and I'd like to give it a go

It's hard to say, because each album is distinctively "Mastodon," while also being its own distinctive sound. But the three candidates that would most likely work the best for really getting into the band would be either Leviathan, Blood Mountain or Crack the Skye. Leviathan and Crack the Skye are the strongest, but Blood Mountain is a wickedly awesome blend of the two albums. Heavy like Leviathan and proggy like Crack the Skye.

Good people, direct me to the most apt starter album please. I've never listened to Mastoodon seriously, and I'd like to give it a go

Blood Mountain. It's not as heavy as their old stuff and not as proggy / catchy as the later stuff. A good middle ground.

Then if you want heavier go earlier - and if you want catchier / proggier - go later.

This is a good point.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Onno on July 03, 2014, 07:39:23 AM
I wonder if an HDTracks exists.

It does: http://www.hdtracks.com/once-more-round-the-sun-177747
Supposedly, the HDTracks version is very similar to (or even the same as) the CD version (source: http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/67390). The Spotify version should be relatively close to the CD version. Though it doesn't sound clipped, it sounds pretty compressed, and I'd rather have a less compressed version. I've decided to buy the vinyl anyway so I guess I'll find out :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: aprilethereal on July 03, 2014, 09:02:22 AM
Good people, direct me to the most apt starter album please. I've never listened to Mastoodon seriously, and I'd like to give it a go

Blood Mountain. It's not as heavy as their old stuff and not as proggy / catchy as the later stuff. A good middle ground.

Then if you want heavier go earlier - and if you want catchier / proggier - go later.

This. Blood Mountain is amazing and the one album that pretty much features all of their "sounds", although I personally found it fairly hard to get into, since it's complex, weird and all over the place. But it's worth it and a good starting point.

You might want to sample these songs (from Blood Mountain):
"Heavy": The Wolf Is Loose, Circle Of Cysquatch
"Prog": This Mortal Soil, Siberian Divide
"Catchy": Colony Of Birchmen, Sleeping Giant
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Zydar on July 03, 2014, 09:13:09 AM
The more I listen to it, the more I think this album might end up being my album of the year.

Same here. It's my album of the year by this point. I'm hoping for greatness from Opeth and Foo Fighters later in the year, but they have to step up their game to top this.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: senecadawg2 on July 03, 2014, 10:13:27 AM
Good people, direct me to the most apt starter album please. I've never listened to Mastoodon seriously, and I'd like to give it a go

Blood Mountain. It's not as heavy as their old stuff and not as proggy / catchy as the later stuff. A good middle ground.

Then if you want heavier go earlier - and if you want catchier / proggier - go later.

This. Blood Mountain is amazing and the one album that pretty much features all of their "sounds", although I personally found it fairly hard to get into, since it's complex, weird and all over the place. But it's worth it and a good starting point.

You might want to sample these songs (from Blood Mountain):
"Heavy": The Wolf Is Loose, Circle Of Cysquatch
"Prog": This Mortal Soil, Siberian Divide
"Catchy": Colony Of Birchmen, Sleeping Giant

I'll listen to all of them then! Blood Mountain it is.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: orcus116 on July 03, 2014, 06:53:29 PM
Blood Mountain is not a really good starting point. Most of the songs and riffs are fairly unmemorable, although Sleeping Giant is cool. I would definitely start with Leviathan and Crack The Skye.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Dark Castle on July 03, 2014, 09:27:44 PM
Orcus, I'm going to have to ask you to shut your GAWT DANGED mouth. :P

Blood Mountain is easily my favorite, don't know how in the world you can call it unmemorable, it's simply just not true.
I get that you have an opinion and you have a right to it, but I'm here to tell you that your opinion is mind boggling.

Your opinion > (http://i.imgur.com/NXptViu.gif)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Rattlehead on July 03, 2014, 09:54:35 PM
Blood Mountain is not a really good starting point. Most of the songs and riffs are fairly unmemorable, although Sleeping Giant is cool. I would definitely start with Leviathan and Crack The Skye.

It's funny that you say that about Blood Mountain, because that's pretty much how I felt about it at first and Sleeping Giant was one of the only songs I liked. I'd say Crack The Skye is a better starting point because the music is more easily enjoyable upon first listen in my opinion. Blood Mountain was a bit harder to digest for me, but it has since become my favorite album of theirs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Outcrier on July 03, 2014, 10:08:55 PM
Blood Mountain is not a really good starting point. Most of the songs and riffs are fairly unmemorable, although Sleeping Giant is cool. I would definitely start with Leviathan and Crack The Skye.
Blood Mountain was a bit harder to digest for me, but it has since become my favorite album of theirs.

That's why it's not the best starting point... as it is a grower even for fans, it could quickly turn off a newbie to their sound.
Between Leviathan or Crack The Skye, i would say Leviathan is the best entry to Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: senecadawg2 on July 04, 2014, 07:26:43 AM
Well I'm listening to Blood Mountain now anyways, and will likely listen to Leviathan later. I'm enjoying this one quite a bit. The vocal effects in Circle of Cysquatch  :metal

With that being said, I've never been to big on the sludge metal vocal style. It's less about screaming and/or growling and more of a loud bellow, I guess. Maybe they'll grow on me with Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Mister Gold on July 04, 2014, 01:08:33 PM
Well I'm listening to Blood Mountain now anyways, and will likely listen to Leviathan later. I'm enjoying this one quite a bit. The vocal effects in Circle of Cysquatch  :metal

With that being said, I've never been to big on the sludge metal vocal style. It's less about screaming and/or growling and more of a loud bellow, I guess. Maybe they'll grow on me with Mastodon.

In that instance, I'd suggest checking out Crack the Skye soon too. That's the album where they really started to clean up the vocals a lot and Brann started contributing vocals (he's easily the best singer in the band).
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on July 06, 2014, 01:44:34 AM
The more I listen to it, the more I think this album might end up being my album of the year.

Same here. It's my album of the year by this point. I'm hoping for greatness from Opeth and Foo Fighters later in the year, but they have to step up their game to top this.
Same here and I'll throw In Flames in there too, but based on what I've heard so far, it doesn't look good  :(
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
Post by: Kotowboy on July 11, 2014, 05:33:19 AM
This thread needs a name change :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: aprilethereal on July 11, 2014, 11:39:11 AM
I would have proposed The Mastodon Thread v. Lightly, but seems like there already is a new title :lol
Mine wasn't really any good anyway. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on July 12, 2014, 02:19:54 AM
The Mastodon Thread V. One More Album Before Metallica.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on July 14, 2014, 04:24:53 PM
Because all English people love ranking :

Remission Vs Kill Em All
Leviathan Vs Ride The Lightning
Blood Mountain Vs Master Of Puppets
Crack The Skye Vs And Justice For All
The Hunter Vs Metallica
Once More Round The Sun VS Load

Bonus :

Jonah Hex EP Vs Beyond Magnetic
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Dark Castle on July 14, 2014, 04:34:34 PM
Just check off Mastodon for every one. Love Metallica, but Mastodon are easily a better band imo.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on July 14, 2014, 04:46:30 PM
Just check off Mastodon for every one. Love Metallica, but Mastodon are easily a better band imo.

:tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 14, 2014, 06:37:44 PM
Remission Vs Kill Em All
Leviathan Vs Ride The Lightning
Blood Mountain Vs Master Of Puppets
Crack The Skye Vs And Justice For All
The Hunter Vs Metallica
Once More Round The Sun VS Load
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on July 15, 2014, 01:23:11 AM
Remission Vs Kill Em All   -  but Remission still needs a lot more listens)
Leviathan Vs Ride The Lightning  -  close one!
Blood Mountain Vs Master Of Puppets
Crack The Skye Vs And Justice For All
The Hunter Vs Metallica  -  close one, The Hunter could overtake Metallica some time
Once More Round The Sun VS Load

Bonus :

Jonah Hex EP Vs Beyond Magnetic   -  haven't listened to the Jonah Hex EP yet
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on July 15, 2014, 02:25:53 AM
Remission Vs Kill Em All
Leviathan Vs Ride The Lightning
Blood Mountain Vs Master Of Puppets
Crack The Skye Vs And Justice For All
The Hunter Vs Metallica
Once More Round The Sun VS Load

This.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zantera on July 15, 2014, 04:23:05 AM
Remission Vs Kill Em All
Leviathan Vs Ride The Lightning
Blood Mountain Vs Master Of Puppets
Crack The Skye Vs And Justice For All
The Hunter Vs Metallica
Once More Round The Sun VS Load

Something like that probably. Mastodon has nothing on Metallica's classic three albums, but apart from those three I would say Mastodon have a stronger discography overall.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on July 15, 2014, 04:59:20 AM
Because all English people love ranking :

Remission Vs Kill Em All
Leviathan Vs Ride The Lightning
Blood Mountain Vs Master Of Puppets
Crack The Skye Vs And Justice For All
The Hunter Vs Metallica
Once More Round The Sun VS Load

Bonus :

Jonah Hex EP Vs Beyond Magnetic

Are we voting purely based on personal preference, if so I've boled my choice.  Sun and Load are tied.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: KevShmev on July 15, 2014, 08:46:50 AM
Amazingly, my younger brother, who is not much of a metal fan, is nuts about this band, and let me borrow the new CD, which I finally got around to; I liked it.  I like how the metal is not too bone-crushing, but still rocking as hell; it's almost more hard rock with an edge than metal at times.  Will definitely listen more. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on July 23, 2014, 02:11:41 PM
Once More finally clicked. Great tune, and I really appreciate their diversity in vocals and focused choruses. Awesome album overall and might end up being my AOTY.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on July 23, 2014, 03:50:53 PM
It's not my AOTY, but it's definitely a really solid album and I love it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on August 18, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
If you're into this album, you should get the vinyl. The master breathes a lot more and makes all the tracks bang so much harder.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PolarizeMe on August 18, 2014, 05:34:13 PM
If you're into this album, you should get the vinyl. The master breathes a lot more and makes all the tracks bang so much harder.

I haven't bought the new album yet, but when I do I'm getting the vinyl cause I love the artwork and I'd think that the vinyl master would breathe a lot more compared to the CD. I recently listened to the Remission reissue that just came out recently on Bandcamp. To my ears, there's a bit of subtle difference in that I think that there's a bit more clarity in the guitars and drums.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on August 18, 2014, 05:43:39 PM
If you're into this album, you should get the vinyl. The master breathes a lot more and makes all the tracks bang so much harder.

I haven't bought the new album yet, but when I do I'm getting the vinyl cause I love the artwork and I'd think that the vinyl master would breathe a lot more compared to the CD. I recently listened to the Remission reissue that just came out recently on Bandcamp. To my ears, there's a bit of subtle difference in that I think that there's a bit more clarity in the guitars and drums.

What are you waiting for, get it!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PolarizeMe on August 18, 2014, 09:38:30 PM
If you're into this album, you should get the vinyl. The master breathes a lot more and makes all the tracks bang so much harder.

I haven't bought the new album yet, but when I do I'm getting the vinyl cause I love the artwork and I'd think that the vinyl master would breathe a lot more compared to the CD. I recently listened to the Remission reissue that just came out recently on Bandcamp. To my ears, there's a bit of subtle difference in that I think that there's a bit more clarity in the guitars and drums.

What are you waiting for, get it!

Believe me, I would've had a copy of it by now but an outstanding amount of other music (new releases/reissues etc.) and an unscheduled abuse of my wallet/summer savings have been in my way. I'm back to college in two weeks so whatever pocket money I save for the first few days will go towards a copy of the vinyl.  :tup

It's not like I haven't heard the new album yet, either. I've heard it twice, and while it's not going to be my AOTY, it's a strong album and I like it much more than The Hunter and a bit more than Blood Mountain.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on August 29, 2014, 02:47:16 AM
A friend of mine lent me OMRTS and I'm glad he did. None of their post-Leviathan albums got anything more than a yawn out of me on first listen and CTS is the only one that grew on me in any real way so I easily could've avoided ever checking this one out. I like what they've done vocally. I just wish it was easier to make out the more intricate guitar parts since they seem to get way buried in the mix at times. Also, Brann's never disappointing but I think his parts have been oversimplified compared to what he's capable of doing. All in all, I like it but the atmosphere feels samey and they're gonna need to be a lot more vocally compelling to make me stop missing the roaring. I still consider the cleans greatly improved but they'd pop a lot more if they weren't saturated in reverb and could play off more roaring for the sake of dynamics.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on September 03, 2014, 07:12:48 PM
Feast Your Eyes is perhaps my favorite song from the band, it came on earlier as I was driving home and very frustrated...and it was beautiful. I FUCKING LOVE the vocals these guys can put out, it is by far and away one of the few bands that I really focus and love the vocals, which normally isn't a huge deal or defining factor in me liking a song unless it's just outrageously different (either in a good or bad way). Anyway, I still really love OMRTS and it's no doubt my favorite album by them but this song really puts it leagues ahead of anything else by them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: ZKX-2099 on September 05, 2014, 04:43:57 PM
Start of The Motherload always reminds me of the start of You Not Me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 05, 2014, 10:23:29 PM
Less than 24 hours til they rock my tits off.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Xenon on September 06, 2014, 12:53:20 AM
I totally forgot about Once More untill this thread remind me about it. It's a really good album. From Tread Lightly to Feast your eyes is an amazing album. The others songs didn't clicked for me yet.

Oh, and I Love that Mars Volta vibe in the last song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 06, 2014, 12:05:06 PM
The final track, Diamond in the Witch House, is pretty sinister and cool. Try it out.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 06, 2014, 10:33:26 PM
Fanfuckingtastic show. The openers, Valient Thorr and Death (punk band from the 70s, not the Chuck Schuldiner one) were surprisingly good. VT struck me as a hybrid of neo NWOBHM and 80s hard rock with none of the glam style and their singer was a hilarious and engaging front man. Death is a 3-piece, all-black punk band who are amazingly polished for what you'd expect from a punk band and had good actual singing, excellent harmonies, a few spots of LittleRichardcore falsetto, punk shouts, and excellent rock soloing, groovy bass playing (nice pentatonic fills all over the place), and very good drumming.

Mastodon opened with Tread Lightly and Once More Round the Sun. They also played what's probably my 4 favorite Leviathan tracks, Blood and Thunder, Megalodon, Aqua Dementia, and Hearts Alive. The pit basically lasted the entire show and had far better etiquette than most shows I've moshed at. The only dick was some likely-drunk cunt who thought she'd go kick and shove some dudes while taking advantage of her "I'm a girl" card but she ended up eating pavement most of the night once everyone realized whom the person was that kept blindsiding peeps

All in all, a top 10 show for me and much better than my Crack the Skye show from 2009 since we were 15-20 feet from the stage, dead center, instead of 50 feet away like at the CTS tour.

Also, I randomly bumped into Skydivingninja who is 9 feet tall barefoot and a really cool cat to shoot the shit with.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: countoftuscany42 on September 06, 2014, 10:52:42 PM
Valient Thorr was one of the opening bands at the Mastodon-headlined Missing Link show in oakland back in 2010, agreed that they are great and hilarious  :lol
definitely a show to remember, seeing as the lineup included Mastodon, BTBAM, High on Fire, Baroness, Bison BC, Valient Thorr, and some others i can't even remember  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on September 07, 2014, 06:11:13 AM
The final track, Diamond in the Witch House, is pretty sinister and cool. Try it out.

It's my favourite on the album.

:hifive:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on September 07, 2014, 06:15:10 AM
my 4 favorite Leviathan tracks, Blood and Thunder, Megalodon, Aqua Dementia, and Hearts Alive.

I love you.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 07, 2014, 05:02:09 PM
The final track, Diamond in the Witch House, is pretty sinister and cool. Try it out.

It's my favourite on the album.

:hifive:

 :metal

my 4 favorite Leviathan tracks, Blood and Thunder, Megalodon, Aqua Dementia, and Hearts Alive.

I love you.

:floydapproves:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PolarizeMe on September 07, 2014, 10:40:05 PM
Death (punk band from the 70s, not the Chuck Schuldiner one) were surprisingly good. Death is a 3-piece, all-black punk band who are amazingly polished for what you'd expect from a punk band and had good actual singing, excellent harmonies, a few spots of LittleRichardcore falsetto, punk shouts, and excellent rock soloing, groovy bass playing (nice pentatonic fills all over the place), and very good drumming.

You're telling me that the '70s protopunk band Death opened for Mastodon? Damn, that must've been an interesting line-up. Have you seen the documentary "A Band Called Death"? (they're the same Death that's featured in the doc) If not, I highly recommend that you watch it if you liked what you heard, it's a very splendid documentary IMO. :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 07, 2014, 10:46:45 PM
Yeah, that Death. And yes, they referenced the doc a few times. I'll probably give it a shot soon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Xenon on September 16, 2014, 11:04:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHWgUjbWKo
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 16, 2014, 06:57:05 PM
lol Troy makes Harland Williams faces.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: aurorablind on September 17, 2014, 02:36:20 AM
I hate to say it, but that was a pretty weak performance.
Brann is really struggling, and Troy hits a lot of bum notes on his bass. The bass seems slighty out of tune as well.
I wish they could add more reverb on the vocals on their live-performances.
Brent and Troy are complete rock-stars though  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on September 17, 2014, 02:53:36 AM
That was an OK performance IMO, but the mixing was just... terrible. It didn't sound anywhere near as heavy as on the record.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on September 17, 2014, 03:30:28 AM
lol Troy makes Harland Williams faces.
:lol That was a brilliant reference for those who know Harland, Troy did the eyes thing and I laughed my ass off.  :rollin
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Xenon on September 17, 2014, 05:02:29 AM
That was an OK performance IMO, but the mixing was just... terrible. It didn't sound anywhere near as heavy as on the record.
Yep, voices not lodud enough, and the blending between guitars didn't sound quite right.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on September 17, 2014, 05:20:52 AM
That was an OK performance IMO, but the mixing was just... terrible. It didn't sound anywhere near as heavy as on the record.

Yeah, I think the performance is fine enough, the mixing hurt the vocals.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on September 25, 2014, 05:40:43 PM
So I've finally gotten around to giving Once More 'Round The Sun some repeated listens.

One song that's really damn awesome and doesn't seem to be talked about much here is Halloween. The last minute and a half or so is just :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 25, 2014, 10:11:28 PM
Dat fuckin jazz drumming groove.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on September 26, 2014, 04:08:46 AM
One song that's really damn awesome and doesn't seem to be talked about much here is Halloween. The last minute and a half or so is just :metal
Brilliant track. My second favorite after The Motherload.  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on September 29, 2014, 12:28:20 PM
Speaking of MOTHERLOAD... literally and figuratively  :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWFWazj7Ud8



I love it. People in the metal community tend to almost always take everything far too seriously. I love both sides. If you're that hardcore 24/7 you need help. This is awesome  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 29, 2014, 01:04:51 PM
lol holy fuck :lol

Also, Troy's pervy eyes at 1:10 :rollin
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on September 29, 2014, 01:34:02 PM
Also, Troy's pervy eyes at 1:10 :rollin

He does that in every single chorus. :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2014, 01:42:00 PM
I guess it's meant to be funny ?

It reminds me of a poor version of Aphex Twin's hilarious Windowlicker video.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on September 29, 2014, 01:55:25 PM
I guess it's meant to be funny ?

It reminds me of a poor version of Aphex Twin's hilarious Windowlicker video.



Maybe chicks dancing and twerking in front of some occult type imagery has some deeper meaning that we're missing? :P

 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 29, 2014, 03:51:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHWgUjbWKo

Silverburst is so effing gorgeous.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2014, 03:54:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHWgUjbWKo

Silverburst is so effing gorgeous.

A Silverburst Les Paul Custom is my #1 Dream Guitar.  :heart :heart :heart
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 29, 2014, 03:58:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHWgUjbWKo

Silverburst is so effing gorgeous.

A Silverburst Les Paul Custom is my #1 Dream Guitar.  :heart :heart :heart

<three

"Dream" guitars are like a neverending dream for me.  Lol.  I wanted a sunburst Fender Strat w/ tortoise shell pickguard, got that.  Realised I wanted a black Fender Am Std Tele with chrome pickguard, got that.  Now I want a Silverburst Fender P or J bass, here's hoping that dream comes true too :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2014, 04:06:55 PM
Silverburst Les Paul Custom is just the best thing i've ever played.

 :eek

of course I love my 2011 Desert Burst Traditional too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 29, 2014, 04:09:35 PM
I had to Google desert burst, I had no idea that 'burst had a name.  Ooooh.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on September 29, 2014, 04:53:51 PM
I had to Google desert burst, I had no idea that 'burst had a name.  Ooooh.

Pretty much my reaction when I bought it too :P  :eek
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Xenon on September 30, 2014, 09:43:38 AM
Motherload video is dumb as fuck
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 30, 2014, 09:46:08 AM
Considering Mastodon's sense of humor, are you surprised?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Xenon on September 30, 2014, 10:16:00 AM
Considering Mastodon's sense of humor, are you surprised?
I am not, but normaly I find funny that humor  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: aurorablind on October 28, 2014, 04:57:12 AM
LIVE AT LETTERMAN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WRemUuyw4g

LOL Brent  :rollin :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on October 28, 2014, 05:08:39 AM
 :rollin

Cool performance.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on October 28, 2014, 05:28:04 AM
Looks like they replaced Brent with Jeff Lynn.  :lol

Always good to see them on Letterman (surprised he's still doing the show, to be honest), but they must have picked the worst song possible for Brann, that chorus has to be painful to sing live.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: aurorablind on October 28, 2014, 06:42:09 AM
When Brann feels like he doesen`t manage to hit the highest note on "things will work out" he should try to replace it with a lower note at live-performances. I`ve never heard him nail it, and I`ve seen a lot of bootlegs..
Beside from that note I think he does rather well. The verses are pretty much spot on.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 05, 2015, 11:53:24 AM
So my sister sent me a £15 iTunes giftcard for Christmas and today I bought The Mastodon Remission Reissue :)

You can hear some things that were lost in the original album - like the pinch harmonics in the intro of Crusher Destroyer and the trills in the Intro to Mother Puncher have been bought out too :)

Actually i'm going to put both versions of Crusher Destroyer in Logic and A/B them to see how they sound back to back. :)



.. .The 2014 reissue definitely has more oomph to it !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on January 05, 2015, 02:32:39 PM
I was a bit excited about that reissue but didn't bother since there was no new material added at all, disappointing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: aurorablind on January 23, 2015, 01:22:01 AM
OK, this is pretty random!  :lol
Troy (singing) and Kyle Sanders (bass) with Metal Allegiance playing Running With The Devil, Eruption and You Really Got Me.
Complete with Troy in spray-tan and a banana in his pants  :lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TbkgMGrHI
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on January 23, 2015, 12:29:28 PM
OK, this is pretty random!  :lol
Troy (singing) and Kyle Sanders (bass) with Metal Allegiance playing Running With The Devil, Eruption and You Really Got Me.
Complete with Troy in spray-tan and a banana in his pants  :lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TbkgMGrHI


That's pretty AWESOME! Troy always seems like such a very cool guy. In fact the all of the guys in Mastodon really seem like cool and fun people (Brent is sketchy as f... but still cool  :laugh: )
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Jaffa on January 29, 2015, 11:08:12 PM
So I just found out that Mastodon are going to be playing in my area in April.  I'm relatively certain that I'm going to go, but it would involve taking a day off from work, and the timing isn't great for that, so I just wanted to get some feedback first.  Are they pretty good live?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 29, 2015, 11:12:53 PM
Yes
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on January 30, 2015, 04:12:00 AM
OK, this is pretty random!  :lol
Troy (singing) and Kyle Sanders (bass) with Metal Allegiance playing Running With The Devil, Eruption and You Really Got Me.
Complete with Troy in spray-tan and a banana in his pants  :lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TbkgMGrHI


That's pretty AWESOME! Troy always seems like such a very cool guy. In fact the all of the guys in Mastodon really seem like cool and fun people (Brent is sketchy as f... but still cool  :laugh: )

That's great! Troy does a mean DLR impersonation vocally, minus the high shrieks!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: aurorablind on March 11, 2015, 02:54:51 PM
NEW SONG!!

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/new-mastodon-song-white-walker-from-catch-the-throne-the-mixtape-available-for-streaming/
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: seasonsinthesky on March 12, 2015, 04:57:27 PM
it's incredible! dat climax
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on March 16, 2015, 06:26:18 PM
Yet another Mastodon - side project.... Arcadea featuring 'don drummer/vocal Brann Dailor.

I swear Brann makes everything awesome. This really is different but sounds pretty amazing.  :tup  Check it out guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36PqRQ3Jc0
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on March 17, 2015, 03:30:24 AM
NEW SONG!!

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/new-mastodon-song-white-walker-from-catch-the-throne-the-mixtape-available-for-streaming/

That's great! Beautiful song.

Yet another Mastodon - side project.... Arcadea featuring 'don drummer/vocal Brann Dailor.

I swear Brann makes everything awesome. This really is different but sounds pretty amazing.  :tup  Check it out guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36PqRQ3Jc0

This is very cool as well. Really different.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zydar on June 20, 2015, 03:22:01 AM
Bumping the thread for a new video for Asleep In The Deep, released yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBXWBj7hIzg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBXWBj7hIzg)

"The psychedelic and epic journey of a house cat who unknowingly travels into a bizarre gypsy catacomb where it encounters a giant bullfrog, a three-headed evil rat king, cat gnomes, cheese slaves and a warrior squirrel."
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 21, 2015, 04:22:46 PM
haha classic Mastodon vid.

Also, I just watched the Motherload video for the first time, lol what the hell.  Obviously a piss take.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 24, 2015, 06:20:05 PM
Just getting into them. Picked up Leviathan.

Fucking wicked band, should have gotten into them sooner
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on June 24, 2015, 07:26:12 PM
Just getting into them. Picked up Leviathan.

Fucking wicked band, should have gotten into them sooner

Leviathan is a masterpiece, as is Crack the Skye imo. They haven't really put out a bad album, even if The Hunter and Once More 'Round The Sun aren't quite as good as the first four albums.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 24, 2015, 07:56:29 PM
Just getting into them. Picked up Leviathan.

Fucking wicked band, should have gotten into them sooner

Better late than never man.  Leviathan is my fav album from them.

Rankings;

Leviathan
Remission
Lifesblood/Call of the Mastodon
Blood Mountain
Once More Round the Sun
Crack the Skye
The Hunter
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on June 25, 2015, 03:06:07 AM
Crack the Skye
Once more 'round the sun
The Hunter
Leviathan
Blood mountain
Remission

Yeah, I prefer the later day Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on June 25, 2015, 03:27:22 AM
Crack the Skye
Once more 'round the sun
The Hunter
Leviathan
Blood mountain
Remission

Yeah, I prefer the later day Mastodon.
That's basically my ranking as well.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on June 25, 2015, 03:44:06 AM
Love this band!

Rankings:
Crack the Skye
Blood Mountain
Once More 'Round the Sun
The Hunter
Leviathan
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Scorpion on June 25, 2015, 04:45:09 AM
The Hunter
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
Once More 'Round the Sun
Blood Mountain
Remiission
Lifesblood/Call of the Mastodon
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 25, 2015, 05:16:05 AM
I've tried so many times to try and get into the Hunter but it just does nothing for me.  I think I'll try again.

Once More Round the Sun still gets frequent plays from me, it could sneak up my list more over time, great album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Scorpion on June 25, 2015, 05:52:24 AM
I love the calmer tracks on The Hunter so much - the title track and The Sparrow are two of my favourite Mastodon songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Scard on June 25, 2015, 08:12:10 PM
Leviathan
Blood Mountain
Crack the Skye
The Hunter / Once More Round the Sun
Remission
Lifesblood/Call of the Mastodon
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 26, 2015, 10:10:02 AM
I've tried so many times to try and get into the Hunter but it just does nothing for me.  I think I'll try again.

Once More Round the Sun still gets frequent plays from me, it could sneak up my list more over time, great album.

I'm kinda the opposite. I adore The Hunter. Once More Round The Sun is just "good" to me :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 26, 2015, 10:11:25 AM
Leviathan
Blood Mountain
Crack the Skye
The Hunter / Once More Round the Sun
Remission
Lifesblood/Call of the Mastodon

Pretty much. And The Top 3 are all extremely close.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: The King in Crimson on June 26, 2015, 07:45:02 PM
Crack The Skye
Leviathan
The Hunter
Blood Mountain
Once More 'Round The Sun
Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Dark Castle on June 26, 2015, 09:26:08 PM
Blood Motha'friggin Mountain
Crack The Motha'friggin Skye
Once More 'Round The Motha'friggin Sun
Motha'friggin Leviathan
The Motha'friggin Hunter
Motha'friggin Remission
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Lolzeez on June 27, 2015, 06:16:12 AM
Blood Mountain
Crack The Skye
Leviathan
Once More Round The Sun
Remission




The Hunter
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on June 27, 2015, 06:55:17 AM
Leviathan
Crack the Skye
Blood Mountain
Remission
Once More 'Round the Sun
The Hunter

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: faizoff on June 27, 2015, 11:26:47 AM
I think my order would be
Crack the Skye
Leviathan
Remission
Blood Mountain
The Hunter
Once More 'Round the Sun

And being last placed doesn't mean that it's bad just less preferred than the others.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 28, 2015, 03:36:45 AM
Finally a couple that agree with me with The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: orcus116 on June 28, 2015, 08:48:34 AM
I'm right there with you. It's always felt like a collection of B-sides instead of a regular album. I like maybe four songs off of the entire thing and the rest are close to throwaway.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 28, 2015, 09:45:37 AM
Wow really ? I f---ing love The Hunter. I like it a lot more than Once More.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: The King in Crimson on June 28, 2015, 09:57:25 AM
Wow really ? I f---ing love The Hunter. I like it a lot more than Once More.
Agreed
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 28, 2015, 08:09:12 PM
I'm right there with you. It's always felt like a collection of B-sides instead of a regular album. I like maybe four songs off of the entire thing and the rest are close to throwaway.

Yep.  And IMO, the best song (Deathbound) wasn't even on the album.

Still have to get it out and try again though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 29, 2015, 04:15:42 PM
I tried The Hunter again, yeah still does nothing.

Black Tongue and Spectrelight are awesome though.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on June 29, 2015, 04:39:24 PM
Wow really ? I f---ing love The Hunter. I like it a lot more than Once More.
Agreed


I like Once More quite a bit but The Hunter was a good bit better overall for me too...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: faizoff on June 30, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
I think the issue with The Hunter I have is like some have said, it doesn't feel like a cohesive album for some reason. I love the songs individually but the style of the album seems all over the place when listened from start to finish. I need to listen to Once more 'round the sun a few more times before I really figure out where I stand with it. Most times when I start to listen to it I just drift away and decide to listen to something else.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 30, 2015, 09:04:15 AM
To me The Hunter has precision whereas Once More feels a bit more lumpy and muddy.

Ironically - The Hunter was a very spontaneous album and Bill was away a lot and had to learn a lot of the songs after the fact.

Once More was a year in the making and apparently even more pre-produced than Crack The Skye yet the Hunter feels more like the better written of the two.

I don't dislike Once More... but it's no Crack The Skye and The Hunter just has the shiny production and better songs for my money.

Plus it has the songs " The Hunter " , " Dry Bone Valley " and " The Sparrow " ...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Heretic on June 30, 2015, 09:41:44 AM
I like Once More 'Round the Sun more than The Hunter, but Asleep in the Deep and Diamond in the Witch House have a lot to do with that, honestly-- both albums are very sonically similar and I enjoy them both immensely.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 30, 2015, 01:36:51 PM
Diamond In The Witch House is my favourite track from OMRTS.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zydar on June 30, 2015, 01:40:59 PM
The Motherload is mine.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on June 30, 2015, 05:06:28 PM
Halloween is the best.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 30, 2015, 08:19:17 PM
Diamond In The Witch House is my favourite track from OMRTS.

This actually could be my least favourite along with Chimes at Midnight.  Still good songs though.

Tread Lightly, Motherload, Aunt Lisa, Halloween, Emerald City all could be the best.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Heretic on June 30, 2015, 08:46:39 PM
What?? I love Chimes at Midnight.

Tread Lightly is great, though, def agree there.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 30, 2015, 08:54:29 PM
Yeah, it's alright, but just never did it for me like most of the other songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Lolzeez on July 01, 2015, 09:38:02 AM
Seeing them live for the first time on the 31st of August. Any tips for the setlist and the band's live performance?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 01, 2015, 10:05:59 PM
Ember City, Chimes At Midnight, Halloween and The Motherload are my favorites from Once More... and I think Asleep In The Deep and Diamond In The Witch House are my least favorites, but even they are still pretty good. I will say one thing, Once More is amazingly consistent even if my favorites are a bit lower-key by Mastodon standards. I dunno, but listening to this again and thinking about this more, I think I might like it more than Blood Mountain now. Fuck.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: SystematicThought on July 01, 2015, 10:23:16 PM
Ironically - The Hunter was a very spontaneous album and Bill was away a lot and had to learn a lot of the songs after the fact.

Once More was a year in the making and apparently even more pre-produced than Crack The Skye yet the Hunter feels more like the better written of the two.
I remember reading that the recording of Once More was incredibly disjointed because there were personal issues in the band members personal lives or something to that degree--Brann recorded his parts in like a week and then left to go deal with things happening in his life. They always said in interviews that stuff happened and they don't want to talk about it

http://radio.com/2014/07/03/mastodon-interview-brann-dailor-once-more-around-the-sun/ (http://radio.com/2014/07/03/mastodon-interview-brann-dailor-once-more-around-the-sun/)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on July 02, 2015, 05:24:31 AM
I dunno, but listening to this again and thinking about this more, I think I might like it more than Blood Mountain now. Fuck.

As time goes on, I feel Once More's ranking for me only going up.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on July 02, 2015, 06:08:55 AM
Ember City, Chimes At Midnight, Halloween and The Motherload are my favorites from Once More... and I think Asleep In The Deep and Diamond In The Witch House are my least favorites, but even they are still pretty good. I will say one thing, Once More is amazingly consistent even if my favorites are a bit lower-key by Mastodon standards. I dunno, but listening to this again and thinking about this more, I think I might like it more than Blood Mountain now. Fuck.

That's the thing with Mastodon. Even if they put out a "weaker" album. It's still great.

It would actually be a surprise if they put out a truly terrible album.
Title: Re: Mastodon - 2017 Double Album
Post by: Kotowboy on June 27, 2016, 05:19:01 PM
http://loudwire.com/brent-hinds-new-mastodon-disc-shaping-up-double-album/


Brent Hinds - we've written two albums. New album is looking like a double.


Sounds great. Brent has written most of one of the discs and the other three mostly wrote the other disc. Seeing as Brent was almost exclusively responsible for Crack The Skye - this is very exciting.

And if Bill is writing more - we may get some super heavy stuff too.

Roll On 2017.
Title: Re: Re: Mastodon - 2017 Double Album
Post by: Big Hath on June 27, 2016, 09:34:59 PM
bring on more 'don!
Title: Re: Re: Mastodon - 2017 Double Album
Post by: Kotowboy on June 28, 2016, 05:27:40 AM
Bosky or someone - can you change the thread title to The Mastodon Thread ? Crack The Skye is like 7 years old now.

:)
Title: Re: Re: Mastodon - 2017 Double Album
Post by: Polarbear on June 28, 2016, 05:44:46 AM
Mastodon never disappoints!

Very excited for a double Mastodon album.
Title: Re: Re: Mastodon - 2017 Double Album
Post by: Big Hath on June 28, 2016, 06:46:37 AM
Bosky or someone - can you change the thread title to The Mastodon Thread ? Crack The Skye is like 7 years old now.

:)

I'm about to bump the most recent thread, in which you were the last poster  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Big Hath on June 28, 2016, 06:46:46 AM
here is the more recent thread
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 28, 2016, 06:54:45 AM
Hmm. I searched and nothing came up. Oh well. I guess we use this one or merge them Eh Bosky or Hef or whoever...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 28, 2016, 07:17:56 AM
The Hunter may be my favourite Mastodon album. Really great concise writing and stellar sound quality.

Just a great vibe throughout.

Crack The Skye a very close second. Then Blood Mountain with Leviathan not far behind then Once More Round The Sun and then Remission.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: devieira73 on June 28, 2016, 10:26:01 AM
http://www.guitarworld.com/electrics-artist-news-interviews/brent-hinds-talks-new-mastodon-album-epiphone-custom-flying-v/29356
Interesting writing approach.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: ariich on June 28, 2016, 10:40:15 AM
Merged the recent posts into the main thread. :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on June 28, 2016, 01:24:22 PM
Oooh, that is very exciting news indeed!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 28, 2016, 03:50:09 PM
Sounds good to me. I'm not a huge fan of The Hunter (but only because I love Leviathan, Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye so much) and wasn't such a fan of the direction they went with that album. I liked Once More Round the Sun quite a lot though. Looking forward to seeing what they do next.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 28, 2016, 03:54:18 PM
OMRTS is good but the muddy production brings it down for me.

The Hunter is bright and polished and IMO the songs are better.

Plus it has Dry Bone Valley and The Sparrow & The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Big Hath on June 28, 2016, 06:21:52 PM
Dry Bone Valley

 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on June 28, 2016, 07:40:44 PM
OMRTS is good but the muddy production brings it down for me.

The Hunter is bright and polished and IMO the songs are better.

Plus it has Dry Bone Valley and The Sparrow & The Hunter.

I might have to agree that The Hunter is better than Once More as a whole. However, the first 3 songs off of Once More are better than anything from The Hunter.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on June 29, 2016, 02:28:56 PM
IMO Once More is lightyears better than The Hunter, no competition IMO.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 29, 2016, 02:36:51 PM
OMRTS is actually my #2 Mastodon album. After Crack the Skye, of course. But The Hunter also very good, I enjoy it way more now than when it was just released.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on June 29, 2016, 03:09:16 PM
The words double album get me goin'. I'm supremely excited to see what kind of material they came up with. Also for the pseudo-solo album based around a bad break up. That usually leads to good stuff. Melancholic, but good.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 29, 2016, 03:20:09 PM
IMO Once More is lightyears better than The Hunter, no competition IMO.

Fave track = Diamond In The Witch House.


But i'll give the whole CD a spin later I think.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 29, 2016, 04:36:48 PM
IMO Once More is lightyears better than The Hunter, no competition IMO.

Totally. I like The Hunter now more than I did when it came out, but I've always felt it's their weakest since Leviathan. I vividly remember downloading The Hunter and Heritage, by Opeth, at the same time when I was travelling Australia. I can remember listening to both of them and feeling so disappointed that two of my favourite bands had followed such strong albums (Crack the Skye and Watershed) with (IMO) really weak albums. I was distraught.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 29, 2016, 05:21:56 PM
" Just close your eyes....And pretend that everything's fine.. Just close your eyes...I'll tell you when "


WIN.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on June 30, 2016, 03:06:47 PM
I too MUCH prefer The Hunter to OMRTS. OMRTS is just not really all that interesting to me. There's great playing and some real good songs but nothing all that different for the band and not enough that is catchy enough to make me want to keep going back to it over some of their other albums. The Hunter had some psychedelic stuff like The Sparrow and songs that made me want to keep putting it on.

I'd have a difficult time ranking their albums and I at least like every single one of them. At times I'd have Blood Mountain, Crack The Skye, and Leviathan at the top with The Hunter closely following them and then Remission and OMRTS behind them.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 30, 2016, 03:27:53 PM
I was really excited after they said that they spent longer writing Once More than they did on Crack The Skye.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on June 30, 2016, 03:28:46 PM
I'd have a difficult time ranking their albums and I at least like every single one of them. At times I'd have Blood Mountain, Crack The Skye, and Leviathan at the top with The Hunter closely following them and then Remission and OMRTS behind them.

I think Blood Mountain, Crack The Skye & The Hunter are all A+ and everything else is just below that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on July 15, 2016, 08:17:10 AM
Leviathan was the album I gravitated to the most when I first got into Mastodon and I'd still rank it as one of the band's absolute best works to date, but I definitely feel that Crack the Skye is the band's greatest accomplishment thus far. I had it ranked at the very top of my Top 50 Albums list for good reason, after all. :metal :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on September 25, 2016, 10:59:14 AM
Guys, Mastodon survivor finals are underway. Check my signature if you want to vote :)
Title: MASTODON ARE RECORDING !
Post by: Kotowboy on October 04, 2016, 05:48:02 AM
:o

Mastodon have started recording and are in the studio with Crack The Skye producer Brendan O Brien !!!!


 :metal  BRING.IT.ON
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on October 04, 2016, 05:57:07 AM
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/cd/cd2f0ef2d2fa2719d86db753e461f905361d7a29162c23748bca188b2259e152.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on October 04, 2016, 05:59:58 AM
Thank fuck it's not Nick RascalKnickers.

I like Once More Round The Sun but the sound of it wasn't the best.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on October 04, 2016, 06:02:55 AM
The sound took a bit of getting use to, but I don't have an issue with it.
Title: Re: MASTODON ARE RECORDING !
Post by: Mister Gold on October 04, 2016, 06:08:46 AM
:o

Mastodon have started recording and are in the studio with Crack The Skye producer Brendan O Brien !!!!


 :metal  BRING.IT.ON

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on October 04, 2016, 09:50:45 AM
I got no problem with Nick Raskulinecz. He has produced some really great albums, like the latest Rush albums.

But, it is exciting that they are working with Brendan O Brien Again!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on October 04, 2016, 09:53:41 AM
Shogun is an exception but I don't think he gets the best sounding albums based on other albums he's done.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mosh on October 05, 2016, 11:07:50 AM
I liked the sound of Once More. One of the better sounding albums from Raskulinecz. Generally not a fan his work, really dislike the sound of Clockwork Angels by Rush and One By One by Foos.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mike099 on October 05, 2016, 01:59:17 PM
I liked the sound of Once More. One of the better sounding albums from Raskulinecz. Generally not a fan his work, really dislike the sound of Clockwork Angels by Rush and One By One by Foos.

I agree.  Folks thought DT12 was compressed.  Clockwork Angels is even more so than DT12.

BTW, I have never listened to Mastodon.  Just listened to Crack the Skye.  The Last Baron is awesome :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mosh on October 05, 2016, 02:00:58 PM
Clockwork Angels borders on unlistenable. I remember they were talking about remixing Vapor Trails around the time CA came out, couldn't believe that they made the same mistake again.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on October 05, 2016, 03:15:14 PM
Clockwork Angels borders on unlistenable. I remember they were talking about remixing Vapor Trails around the time CA came out, couldn't believe that they made the same mistake again.

 ??? I don't have a problem listening to CA. I mean, the production could be a lot better, but it's not that bad.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: SystematicThought on October 05, 2016, 09:55:52 PM
Ghost's Infestissumum isn't horrible--not great, but good. Although the band hasn't been ecstatic about that record, but I don't think it's because of Nick
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on October 06, 2016, 07:36:22 AM
Clockwork Angels borders on unlistenable. I remember they were talking about remixing Vapor Trails around the time CA came out, couldn't believe that they made the same mistake again.

 ??? I don't have a problem listening to CA. I mean, the production could be a lot better, but it's not that bad.

Neither do i. Clockwork Angels mix is not annoying, not like the original Vapor Trails mix.

Like i said, i'm very interested to hear what Mastodon is able to do with O'Brien again!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on October 06, 2016, 10:38:12 AM
I wonder how much better Once More Round The Sun would have been with O Brien.
Title: MASTODON FINISH NEW ALBUM !
Post by: Kotowboy on October 31, 2016, 10:43:39 AM
https://t.co/NzVNc3aPfF

MASTODON finishing up their new album. Mixing to start soon.

 :metal :dangerwillrobinson:

My most anticipated album after Dream Theater, Green Day and Metallica. Cannot wait for this!!!




- Also I checked when they started tracking and it was less than a month ago!!! That must mean they recorded mostly live and rehearsed the absolute shit out of the songs.

Makes you wonder why bands like TOOL and Metallica track records for 2 years or more..
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on November 03, 2016, 11:17:15 AM
Hellllll yusssss. I was just thinking it'd be awesome to have a new album from these guys sometime in the near future. Really looking forward to seeing what they came up with.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on November 03, 2016, 11:40:43 AM
I'm guessing that "finishing up" means tracking anything that wasn't basic drums bass and rhythms.

Since Brent and Bill have posted pics of guitar recording since this new story.

Still - Metallica started recording September 2014 and were recording lead guitar as late as spring this year so Mastodon work pretty f---ing fast. :D



Hellllll yusssss. I was just thinking it'd be awesome to have a new album from these guys sometime in the near future. Really looking forward to seeing what they came up with.


Just in case ya didnae noo - Brendan O Brien is producing again.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on November 23, 2016, 10:04:03 AM
TROY SANDERS : " New album is in The Bag. We're just working out the timeline of when it will be released . "


MMMMMM... Cannot wait. I'm thinking end of March ?

Hope it's not TOO far away like late Spring...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on November 23, 2016, 01:04:37 PM
Looking forward to it. I got on board with Crack the Skye, after a recommendation at this forum, and I've never looked back. Saw them on the tour for The Hunter and met them at an in-store (got my vinyl of Crack the Skye autographed and a photo). Love their stuff, although prefer Blood Mountain through present. I really liked Once More 'Round the Sun, but Crack the Skye continues to be my favorite.

I didn't have a problem with Nick as the producer either, but happy they have reunited with O'Brien, since he produced the record from them I like the most.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on November 23, 2016, 01:14:10 PM
I was on board as soon as I heard Blood & Thunder back in 04.

My friend burned Leviathan onto a MD for me and I loved it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 23, 2016, 02:13:54 PM
I was on board as soon as I heard Blood & Thunder back in 04.

My friend burned Leviathan onto a MD for me and I loved it.

Me too, heard them on a Kerrang! free CD. Actually, now I think of it, I think it may have been I Am Ahab that I heard first  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on November 24, 2016, 04:22:39 AM
I was on board as soon as I heard Blood & Thunder back in 04.

This.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Casino-95 on November 24, 2016, 09:03:07 AM
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Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mosh on November 24, 2016, 10:57:49 PM
I saw them opening for Maiden, thought they were horrible. A couple years later a friend told me to check out Crack the Skye and I thought it was really solid. Tried the latest album at the time (The Hunter) and I thought that was really good too. Once More is the best of them all IMO. Really looking forward to what the future has in store for them. I still haven't really explored their back catalog, although I want to at some point.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on December 08, 2016, 11:45:19 PM
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-11-23/mastodons-new-album-is-in-the-bag
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-12-08/mastodons-new-album-concept-tackles-the-horrors-of-cancer
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on December 09, 2016, 02:13:53 AM
I'm glad it's no longer a double.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on December 09, 2016, 04:34:32 AM
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-12-08/mastodons-new-album-concept-tackles-the-horrors-of-cancer

Interesting topic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on December 09, 2016, 04:42:00 AM
I'm glad it's no longer a double.
Yes, me too I much preferer a one hour album with less filler.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on December 09, 2016, 09:26:30 AM
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-12-08/mastodons-new-album-concept-tackles-the-horrors-of-cancer

Interesting topic.

Hopefully it's all metaphorical and isn't very detailed etc...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: pain of occupation on December 09, 2016, 09:44:22 AM
One disc was to be Brent's solo writings and the other was a collaboration between the other three, right?
...I wonder if they told Brent to just save his material for a side project of his choosing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on December 09, 2016, 10:57:44 AM
One disc was to be Brent's solo writings and the other was a collaboration between the other three, right?
...I wonder if they told Brent to just save his material for a side project of his choosing.

The way Brann said it - they've used everyone's best material.

I Hope so. I could use another Crack The Skye..
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2016, 03:15:31 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0HJPG-WgAAFuqF.jpg:large)


 :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 10, 2017, 12:57:00 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C11ZCX2XcAAFxIW.jpg:large)






:hat Yeah I Know I rock.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on January 12, 2017, 08:53:53 AM
(http://www.anybodylistening.net/images/assorted.jpg)

Dead center, and right above it. ;-)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2017, 08:59:19 AM
Cool !

They all seem like chill dudes. Dunno about Brent but the other 3 certainly do. Down to Earth and no egos. One band where If I had to choose a member to quit - i wouldn't be able to.

They all 4 of them bring something to the band that would be irreplaceable. Troy's Voice. Brent writing and guitar playing. Brann's crazy drumming. Bill has that awesome growl

and can do backing vocals and just seems like the nicest guy ever.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on January 12, 2017, 09:08:44 AM
They were all completely chill. And don't forget Brann's voice as well. I dig the tunes he sings. Great vocsls.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2017, 09:09:56 AM
Mastodon were originally two bands that joined together right ?

Wasn't it Brann and Brent in one band and Troy and Bill in another band ?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on January 12, 2017, 09:11:39 AM
Two were in a band together, yes. I forget about the other two. I think so, yes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 21, 2017, 10:45:53 AM
They just posted a teaser on facebook #hype
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on January 21, 2017, 11:55:55 AM
STILL more informative than Tool updates.

Can't wait for this.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 21, 2017, 11:56:46 AM
Looks like the old logo is back.....I approve!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 12:37:56 PM
Looks like the old logo is back.....I approve!

Wait and see. Could just be for marketing purposes. We'll see. It is their best logo.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 21, 2017, 02:29:52 PM
Looks like the old logo is back.....I approve!

Wait and see. Could just be for marketing purposes. We'll see. It is their best logo.

And artwork too. As awesome as the cover for OMRTS is, the artist who did the first 4 albums is a genius!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 02:35:45 PM
I do like when album covers have some continuity.

However I do adore the S/E cover of The Hunter...



(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Mastodon_TheHunterDeluxe.jpg)



And the cover of OMRTS is just insane.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 21, 2017, 02:44:43 PM
I do like when album covers have some continuity.

However I do adore the S/E cover of The Hunter...



(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Mastodon_TheHunterDeluxe.jpg)



And the cover of OMRTS is just insane.

Yea, I prefer that over the normal album cover. Artwork for OMAtS is just trippy and awesome, I have an A4 framing of it on my wall at home but I'd like a huge one of the whole piece.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 21, 2017, 02:47:59 PM
I love this picture
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a1/3e/73/a13e73e283eb14cfca01aae9b6941fb4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 02:58:33 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3XQfQTp.jpg?1)





Relevant...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 21, 2017, 02:59:56 PM
I love this picture
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a1/3e/73/a13e73e283eb14cfca01aae9b6941fb4.jpg)

Yes, that is STUNNING
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 03:06:37 PM
The whale has a cheeky smile. Look at it's face and imagine it going " hehehehe ".


He used to just be known as Moby.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 03:13:44 PM
Seriously though - cannot wait for this.

Gonna buy it on Vinyl and use Spotify / Amazon download for my digital copy for iPhone listening.

I might just buy new albums on Vinyl from now on. With Spotify and Amazon MP3 downloads - it's the best of both worlds.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 21, 2017, 03:15:00 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55f4aa90e4b044a1a3403b43/t/566dc52f5a5668242bb9b705/1450034480852/?format=750w)

They really have some mind blowing pieces  :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 03:23:26 PM
Piss all over Slayer's pathetic album art any day.


Mastodon have yet to make a crap album. I don't think they will allow themselves to release an album like St. Anger.

I know financially they can't afford a flop album but still. They're one of those bands that every so often you go  :hefdaddy Thank God this band exists.

Amazing musicians, great down to earth guys and amazing album art.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 21, 2017, 03:32:11 PM
Wow, I have never seen those pieces, especially the Leviathan one is just amazing  :omg:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2017, 03:33:00 PM
I love all their artwork. It's not generic boring bog standard " we're a heavy band " artwork.

Metal bands shouldn't be afraid of primary colours :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on January 21, 2017, 11:37:25 PM
Amen to that. There are only a handful (if that) of bands these days that I look at the artwork and really think "Wow, someone put some serious time, effort and love into that creative art", 90% of the time it's just boring or ordinary.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 22, 2017, 12:40:05 AM
Baroness are definitely one of those bands  :hefdaddy

John Baizley has created some jaw dropping album covers for other bands as well as his own.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on January 22, 2017, 01:08:05 AM
Definitely! One of the handful I was thinking of. I still haven't delved deep into their music but I've got a few favorites already and await when I have a day just to soak it in. One day...one day...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 22, 2017, 01:13:59 AM
Definitely! One of the handful I was thinking of. I still haven't delved deep into their music but I've got a few favorites already and await when I have a day just to soak it in. One day...one day...

Well my personal preference would be the double album Green & Yellow, but I think I'm in the minority there  :loser:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 22, 2017, 10:19:16 AM
https://twitter.com/mastodonmusic/status/823213657349705729

:rollin :rollin

So ready for this album...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 23, 2017, 10:05:39 AM
and yet another teaser  :lol I bet there will be one with Bill Kelliher tomorrow at this time too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on January 23, 2017, 10:49:52 AM
This really cannot release quick enough.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 23, 2017, 10:53:23 AM
These are really fun :lol
And I missed Troy's video yesterday. He always seemed more serious than others but jibba-jabba bit was hilarious :lol
So hyped for this release. I might sound like a fanboy but they can't go wrong for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2017, 11:28:15 AM
Troy is as funny as the others - check out the Orange Amps video with him in.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mike099 on January 23, 2017, 11:45:47 AM
Just took a look at the tour page for Mastadon and they will be in my hometown of Nashville, TN in May.  The opening acts are Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.  The concert will be a the original Grand Ole Opry House.  The sound is great in this venue, but the seats are basically unpadded church pews.

The wife asked if I wanted her to go with me and my answer was no.  She has gone to Rush with me, but she would not like Mastadon.

Just thought I would let folks now there is a tour in case the word has not gotten out.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2017, 11:49:00 AM
I do like the last album but I don't think it continued the amazing run of albums from Leviathan through The Hunter.

There was just *something* off about it. It's certainly not a bad album. I think the production was a bit poor maybe.

But Brendan O Brien producing the new one ? Oh fuck yeah I have high hopes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 23, 2017, 12:08:53 PM
Wikipedia says that one of the songs on the new one is called 'Steambreather'. I hope that's the album title as well!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 23, 2017, 12:31:03 PM
I do like the last album but I don't think it continued the amazing run of albums from Leviathan through The Hunter.

There was just *something* off about it. It's certainly not a bad album. I think the production was a bit poor maybe.

But Brendan O Brien producing the new one ? Oh fuck yeah I have high hopes.

For me The Hunter is the weak link in their back catalogue. That may be mainly due to the fact that it was a change in sound and followed their best album (IMO) so I was initially let down. It's grown on me over the years but I don't think it has many standout songs, although it's all pretty solid.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2017, 01:24:21 PM
I adore The Hunter. I actually like how poppy it is. I think the material is really strong and I LOVE the production.

It's got Dry Bone Valley, The Hunter, The Sparrow, Stargasm, Creature Lives, Bedazzled Fingernails.

All amazing songs in my opinion. I dunno it just felt effortless.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 23, 2017, 01:26:08 PM
I enjoy The Hunter more than Blood Mountain. While I do like BM a lot, it gets too weird/trippy for me at times. Which I totally get, cuz it matches what's going on in the story.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2017, 01:27:51 PM
It took me a long time to fully appreciate Blood Mountain as I was so blown away by Leviathan in 2004.

I don't think i'd be a fan now if they did Remission over and over. I rarely listen to it. I have to be in the right mood although I do love Crusher Destroyer and Mother Puncher.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 23, 2017, 01:35:20 PM
I liked Leviathan when it came out, although it was way overhyped, but Blood Mountain was the first album I got on release. It's not their best but it's top 3 for me. I like the trippy side to it and it's pretty relentless, it was the album that cemented me as a fan and I'll always love it for that.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2017, 01:42:07 PM
If you count The Call Of The Mastodon - ( p.s. the band themselves do ) - then their new album is their 8th...

That's an amazing track record. Eight albums and no duff album yet. No " St. Anger ".

If you compare their discography so far to Metallica - Their new album is their Reload chronologically.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 23, 2017, 01:59:11 PM
What's everyone's favorite song from each album? Here's mine:

Crusher Destroyer
Hearts Alive
Sleeping Giant
The Last Baron
Stargasm
Tread Lightly
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2017, 02:05:01 PM
What's everyone's favorite song from each album? Here's mine:

Crusher Destroyer
Hearts Alive
Sleeping Giant
The Last Baron
Stargasm
Tread Lightly


Call Of The Mastodon = Shadows That Move
Remission = Crusher Destroyer / Mother Puncher / Fire Ants
Leviathan = Hearts Alive / Blood & Thunder
Blood Mountain = The Wolf Is Loose / This Mortal Soil
Crack The Skye = The Last Baron
The Hunter = Dry Bone Valley
Once More Round The Sun = Halloween / Diamonds In The Witch House.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 23, 2017, 02:37:57 PM
March of the Fire Ants
Aqua Dementia
Sleeping Giant
The Czar
Dry Bone Valley
Tread Lightly
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 23, 2017, 09:29:12 PM
Crusher Destroyer
Blood and Thunder / Megalodon
The Wolf Is Loose / Sleeping Giant
Crack The Skye
The Hunter / Spectrelight
The Motherload
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 24, 2017, 03:10:39 AM
Crusher Destroyer
Blood and Thunder / Megalodon
The Wolf Is Loose / Sleeping Giant
Crack The Skye
The Hunter / Spectrelight
The Motherload

The clean guitar sound at the start of Megalodon is one of the best i've ever heard.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on January 24, 2017, 03:57:27 AM
Fire Ants
Aqua Dementia
This Mortal Soil
The Czar
The Hunter/ Dry Bone Valley
Ember City/ Asleep in the Deep
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: romdrums on January 24, 2017, 09:18:10 AM
Crusher Destroyer/March of the Fire Ants
Iron Tusk/Blood and Thunder
Colony of Birchmen
Oblivion/Quintessence
All the Heavy Lifting/Dry Bone Valley
Chimes at Midnight/Diamond in the Witch House
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 25, 2017, 02:39:38 AM
4th video feat. Bill up today.

The album reveal can't be too far away. The album was finished in November or so so i'm gonna guess March. I don't think they'd be teasing it this early if it was out in June or something.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on January 25, 2017, 02:40:58 AM
I remember one article I read said it'd come in Spring, so probably March, maybe April.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 25, 2017, 02:44:51 AM
Yeah I was shocked how fast they recorded it. I think they entered the studio in late September and it was done by the end of October. Like totally done.

They must have known all their parts inside out and just gone in and put them down.

I'm guessing they recorded all in the same room - but with separation too. To get that live feel. Then overdubbed where necessary.



---- Scott Kelly is on it again. How many songs is he on now ? Like 6 ? They should put out a special Mastodon feat Scott Kelly EP :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on January 25, 2017, 02:55:03 AM
You've gotta make good use of your time when you're recording inside of the moon.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: faizoff on January 25, 2017, 07:11:08 PM
This is pretty neat http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/ has some great riffs. I just the album sounds better than the last one. I could never listen to more than a couple of tracks without my ears starting to hurt.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on January 25, 2017, 07:23:27 PM
This is pretty neat http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/ has some great riffs. I just the album sounds better than the last one. I could never listen to more than a couple of tracks without my ears starting to hurt.

Yeah, dat O'Brien production is shining through! :metal Those riffs feel way more like the Mastodon that made Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye than the one that made The Hunter or OMRTS. Love all their albums, but I'm loving this apparent return to the more aggressive riffs here.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 02:24:53 AM
The clips sounded very The Hunter to me.

Which is 100% fine as that's my favourite Mastodon album.

I literally finished listening to The Hunter. Opened Twitter and the first thing I see is from Mastodon :D

So excited. I'm thinking the album will be out in March.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 02:26:02 AM
This is pretty neat http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/ has some great riffs. I just the album sounds better than the last one. I could never listen to more than a couple of tracks without my ears starting to hurt.

I don't think Once More... was overly loud - I just didn't particularly enjoy the muddled production. Like it was trying to be as shiny as the Hunter but still sludgy and it didn't quite work.





EDIT :

Found this online. Dunno if it's genuine yet. Good title though.



(https://s27.postimg.org/ies9bmz4j/jgiufgi.jpg)










Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: krands85 on January 26, 2017, 03:02:06 AM
This is pretty neat http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/ (http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/) has some great riffs. I just the album sounds better than the last one. I could never listen to more than a couple of tracks without my ears starting to hurt.
:metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on January 26, 2017, 10:31:10 AM
Niiiice! Awesome cover art, awesome riffs. Need. Nao.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 26, 2017, 10:33:03 AM
It sounds like Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 10:39:39 AM
Niiiice! Awesome cover art, awesome riffs. Need. Nao.

Couple more months :dangerwillrobinson:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 26, 2017, 12:03:21 PM
Sweet album cover! They never disappoint with the artwork
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Aefenwelg on January 26, 2017, 12:33:22 PM
This is pretty neat http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/ (http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/) has some great riffs. I just the album sounds better than the last one. I could never listen to more than a couple of tracks without my ears starting to hurt.

For anybody curious, if you look at the source here, you can see the clip playing is from Sultan's Curse.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 01:35:22 PM
There are a few song titles revealed.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Metropolaris on January 26, 2017, 01:43:11 PM
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/emperor-of-sand/id1195230194
Official name and full tracklisting here

"Emperor of Sand"

1. Sultan's Curse
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 01:51:12 PM
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/emperor-of-sand/id1195230194
Official name and full tracklisting here

"Emperor of Sand"

1. Sultan's Curse
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God

:tup :tup

Nice. Looks like Sultans Curse is available to buy now.

Quote from: Kotowboy
I'm guessing the album will be out in march

:hat
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 02:17:35 PM
(http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/mastodonemperorofsandcover.jpg)


:2metal: :2metal:


this is probably the most " Traditionally Metal " album art they've had what with the skulls and everything. Til now it's mostly been creatures.

Remission - Horse
Leviathan - Whale
Blood - 3 headed wolf bear thing ?
Crack The Skye - Bear
Hunter = 3 jawed bull thing
OMRTS = god knows what :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on January 26, 2017, 02:26:09 PM
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/emperor-of-sand/id1195230194
Official name and full tracklisting here

"Emperor of Sand"

1. Sultan's Curse
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God

Very interesting title, tracklist and concept! :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 05:12:03 PM
 :metal :2metal: :metal

Listening to "Sultan's Curse".

Immediately better production than Once More Round The Sun. More like The Hunter again. Punchy and deep.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Metropolaris on January 26, 2017, 07:05:54 PM
Jaguar God is my new favorite Mastodon song and I haven't heard a note yet
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 27, 2017, 03:46:07 AM
I'm really liking the new single, that "oceans of sand" part is really amazing! I'm a little dissapointed by the album cover, not a very imaginitave composition and just not a big fan of the colours in it. But it's the music that matters in the end, and this single sounds really promising  :metal

fun (nonsense) theory I read somewhere: the album cover is referencing Trump (because of the ridiculously small hands), the album name fits too, Emperor of Sand is what he will become if he keeps denying climate change  :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on January 27, 2017, 04:38:03 AM
Solid enough track, definitely just sounds like Mastodon.  I get a lot of CTS in this track, but I also actually hear a lot of Blood Mountain in the riffing to.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on January 27, 2017, 04:47:51 AM
Solid track. Looking forward to the album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Art on January 27, 2017, 05:23:56 AM
Cool track and awesome album art.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 27, 2017, 06:19:19 AM
Really solid first single. It's pretty standard 'don but that's not a bad thing, I love their sound. It's good to hear Brent, Brann and Troy singing on this  :metal I'm really looking forward to this album. I'm not a huge fan of the artwork (maybe it will grow on me) but that's only because of the awesomeness of previous artwork.

On my second listen of the single and it's good, real good. Now watching the little teaser things they did  :lol Brent, what a guy. He's such a stoner, can't help but love him  :heart
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mikeyd23 on January 27, 2017, 06:51:48 AM
First track is pretty cool, I'm digging it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zydar on January 27, 2017, 08:00:00 AM
I've only heard it once through my crappy PC speaker at work, will listen through headphones at home tonight. Love the artwork though :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on January 27, 2017, 10:00:46 AM
Love Sultan's Curse. Reminds me of Crack the Skye era, but a bit more accessible (not in a bad way). Can't wait for the record. I picked up Crack the Skye off a recommendation from this forum years ago (I think it was summer 2009), and haven't looked back. I skipped seeing them play with Alice in Chains on the Crack the Skye (I think it was that tour), but saw them headline on The Hunter tour and met them at a signing, where I took a cool pic with them and they signed my Crack the Skye vinyl (still one of my favorite all time records). Cool dudes, great tunes. I didn't get to see them on Once More, and will miss the leg coming up soon, but I'm hoping I will catch them at the end of the tour if they do another leg by me.

Absolutely great stuff.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on January 27, 2017, 11:03:43 AM
Yep, love Sultan's Curse and the "new" sound. I wasn't one of the ones that hated OMRTS' production, but I definitely prefer the cleaner, less muddled style.

Overall I do like the artwork despite being the opposite of what we were just talking about loving.  :lol I do think change is nice and this is definitely a departure while still being really nice artwork in general. I'm okay with the metal vibe given that it looks like actual artwork and something I'd see in a Dante's Inferno piece, which is really fucking awesome.

Soooo ready for thiiiiis!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 27, 2017, 11:12:13 AM
The track times for the whole album are up already. I'm surprised.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on January 27, 2017, 11:18:16 AM
Where? Can you post them?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 11:41:56 AM
It's a double vinyl so must be a lengthy album ?

Although OMRTS was also a double vinyl and that's not a massively long album.



Emperor Of Sand is a cool title but I keep wanting to call it Emperor Of THE Sand. I just like that cadence more.

Where? Can you post them?


Title   Lead vocals   Length
1.   "Sultan's Curse"     Troy Sanders, Brent Hinds, Brann Dailor   4:02
2.   "Show Yourself"         3:03
3.   "Precious Stones"         3:46
4.   "Steambreather"         5:03
5.   "Roots Remain"         6:28
6.   "Word to the Wise"         4:00
7.   "Ancient Kingdom"         4:54
8.   "Clandestiny"         4:28
9.   "Andromeda"         4:05
10.   "Scorpion Breath"         3:19
11.   "Jaguar God"         7:56
Total length:   51:07
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zydar on January 27, 2017, 11:43:48 AM
According to Wikipedia:

1.   "Sultan's Curse"             4:02
2.   "Show Yourself"         3:03
3.   "Precious Stones"         3:46
4.   "Steambreather"         5:03
5.   "Roots Remain"         6:28
6.   "Word to the Wise"         4:00
7.   "Ancient Kingdom"         4:54
8.   "Clandestiny"         4:28
9.   "Andromeda"         4:05
10.   "Scorpion Breath"         3:19
11.   "Jaguar God"         7:56
Total length:   51:07
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 11:44:55 AM
:getoffmylawn:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zydar on January 27, 2017, 11:45:38 AM
:getoffmylawn:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 27, 2017, 11:58:41 AM
They also just posted a making of video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAaxqmJVMA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAaxqmJVMA)

They sound so... serious
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 12:02:06 PM
:rollin. Part 1 and it's 6 minutes.

It's already longer than the entire Making of for THE HUNTER.  I love the band but that was a huge let down. Especially since Crack The Skye was NINETY minutes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 12:03:41 PM
:getoffmylawn:

:hug: ily
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on January 27, 2017, 12:16:45 PM
Thanks all. The track lengths aren't surprising to me. They have really started maturing as songwriters, and apparently embraced a we can still be proggy, but not have gargantuan tracks take this time out. I look forward to it.

And thanks for posting the link to the making of. Will watch!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on January 27, 2017, 12:36:16 PM
Actually pre-ordered the album right after seeing the making of video. Very psyched about it and Sultan's Curse is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mikeyd23 on January 27, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
That making of video is cool. Seems like a very emotional project for all the guys in the band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 02:16:26 PM
Hoping it brings some gorgeous tunes like The Hunter and The Sparrow too.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on January 28, 2017, 03:50:26 AM
Ohhh, this is great. Album art looks amazing, and the making of video was great. I haven't heard the new song in full yet, but the snippets from the making of video were awesome. Definitely gonna preorder the vinyl.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 28, 2017, 03:55:27 AM
I want the vinyl but the Vinyl on it's own is £30 - which is rather a lot.

And I think it's not their best artwork. Even though I do love Orange as a colour.

Still better than anything Slayer have ever done or will ever do.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Train of Naught on January 28, 2017, 04:13:01 AM
*cough*

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/1/2/212.jpg?5958)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 28, 2017, 04:14:32 AM
Awful awful artwork.

So Br00tal. So Tr00 Methulzzz.

So childish.


I hate Slayer so so much.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Scorpion on January 28, 2017, 04:16:22 AM
We get it. You don't like Slayer.

Is there a reason you keep bringing them up in unrelated situations that have nothing to do with them?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 28, 2017, 04:18:21 AM
How is Slayer relevant here? And also, beauty is in the eye of beholder, there are probably people who like some of Slayer's art better. For example, I love artwork on Seasons in the Abyss.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 28, 2017, 04:25:52 AM
We get it. You don't like Slayer.

Is there a reason you keep bringing them up in unrelated situations that have nothing to do with them?


They must be ridiculed as often as is possible. :hat

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 28, 2017, 04:34:48 AM
Just because you don't like them?  ???

I really hope Mastodon keep doing these daily updates  :angel:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 28, 2017, 04:37:27 AM
I really hope Mastodon keep doing these daily updates  :angel:
Yep, so cool. As someone already said, they all seem very emotional about it, putting everything they got into this album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 28, 2017, 04:37:45 AM
Awful awful artwork.

So Br00tal. So Tr00 Methulzzz.

So childish.


I hate Slayer so so much.

I think there would be less of an argument if your opinion was based on Show No Mercy (even if it is completely irrelevant and this was when the band were very young, it was their debut and it was of its era)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81IxU7XwMfL._SL1500_.jpg)

but not of Reign in Blood. I don't think it's goal is to be brutal or 'true metal'. I think it is just a very dark piece of art and I personally love it.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 28, 2017, 05:26:21 AM
Haha it looks like he caught his cape on the logo and had to pull out one of the swords to free himself. . .

"  >:( Oh ffs - take THAT tunic Yeah ! Show no Mercy !!!! "

p.s. I'm mostly on about the way Slayer present themselves. They seem so desperate to be Metal and Controversial.

it's just comical to me.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on January 28, 2017, 05:38:47 AM
Definitely one of their strongest melodic tracks! Beats Black tongue easily for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 28, 2017, 05:46:23 AM
Sultan's Curse is punchy as hell.

So glad they went back to Brendan O Brien. Never been a fan of Raskuilnecz. ??

Once more Round The Sun was like a tiny tiny dent in the armour.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on January 28, 2017, 06:20:05 AM
There's nothing surprising about the song lengths. They match up the previous two albums perfectly.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on January 28, 2017, 07:56:33 PM
I second the Brandon 'O Brien (don't know if I'm spelling correctly) thing. I can hear that Crack the Skye sound in the layering of instruments again and it's great. Still, this is a lot more streamlined than Crack the Skye was, which I think is a good thing. And vocally all three of the guys are absolutely killing it. Everyone is sounding better than ever, and I have to pick Brent Hinds as my favorite. The way the song transitions into his part just feels so infectious.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 29, 2017, 03:23:15 AM
Yeah it's like Oblivion the way their three vocal parts weave in and out.

The idea of another Crack The Skye level album is exciting...

Apparently they wrote "Once More Round The Sun" for over a year - which is a shame when the production is not up to their usual standard.

I mean - it doesn't sound "bad" at all. I think that - after listening to Sultan's Curse - I think Once More Round The Sun just lacks any punch.

Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on January 29, 2017, 03:36:03 PM
Once More 'Round The Sun and especially The Hunter definitely aren't bad, but I wouldn't call them great either. I just can't get into the 'funny' cartoonized tracks like Curl of the Burl. They're groovy on first listen but wear out pretty quickly.

It's a heavy subject matter indeed, but it seems they're always onto something music-wise when writing about serious topics. It brings out the best and most honest in Mastodon.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on January 29, 2017, 08:48:47 PM
p.s. I'm mostly on about the way Slayer present themselves. They seem so desperate to be Metal and Controversial.

it's just comical to me.

I don't see how they would be desperate or trying to be metal when they are one of the pioneers in the genre and have a cult like fanbase.  They aren't really trying to prove anything.  RIB is also an absolute thrash classic, brilliant album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on January 29, 2017, 09:38:29 PM
Out of curiosity, would anyone here be interested in possibly starting up a thread for Top 25 Mastodon Songs? We all take turns counting down our favorite songs from the guys in prep for the new album- or should we wait until Emperor of Sand is out and add that into the running too?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on January 29, 2017, 09:40:47 PM
Out of curiosity, would anyone here be interested in possibly starting up a thread for Top 25 Mastodon Songs? We all take turns counting down our favorite songs from the guys in prep for the new album- or should we wait until Emperor of Sand is out and add that into the running too?

I'd be interested, but I wouldn't be able to participate yet because I don't have a list.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mister Gold on January 29, 2017, 09:54:56 PM
Out of curiosity, would anyone here be interested in possibly starting up a thread for Top 25 Mastodon Songs? We all take turns counting down our favorite songs from the guys in prep for the new album- or should we wait until Emperor of Sand is out and add that into the running too?

I'd be interested, but I wouldn't be able to participate yet because I don't have a list.

That's fine, I'd need to make a list too. I'm just asking around now to see what sort of interest there'd be around here for that. :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 30, 2017, 02:45:41 AM
I'd probably be up for that   :biggrin: although I need to do write ups for this round of my roulette first  :blush
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 30, 2017, 03:31:33 AM
Once More 'Round The Sun and especially The Hunter definitely aren't bad, but I wouldn't call them great either. I just can't get into the 'funny' cartoonized tracks like Curl of the Burl. They're groovy on first listen but wear out pretty quickly.

It's a heavy subject matter indeed, but it seems they're always onto something music-wise when writing about serious topics. It brings out the best and most honest in Mastodon.

They wrote The Hunter to be just a collection of songs because they were tired at that point of doing concept albums.

Crack The Skye is probably their best album but I also LOVE The Hunter because it's their one album that's not 100% serious and you can tell they just had fun making it as a result.

I'm glad they're not one of those po-faced super serious dressed all in black at all times and NEVER smiling in photos kinds of band...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 30, 2017, 06:40:14 AM
Just Pre - Ordered " Emperor Of Sand " VINYL  :corn :corn

But from Amazon where it's literally just the record and no extras for £27.

The SE Vinyl from Mastodon's website is £40. But too much for me.

Love how punchy Sultan's Curse is.




Also I keep wanting to Say " THE Emperor Of Sand " . I like the title but feels like there's a word missing.

That or " Emperor Of THE Sand "... Just me being super picky though :p

Although I do understand the expression " Empire Built On Sand " and also that Sand = Time.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on January 30, 2017, 06:47:56 AM
Also I keep wanting to Say " THE Emperor Of Sand " . I like the title but feels like there's a word missing.
I actually think the title sounds slightly more poetic without a the in it, the emperor makes it sounds more specific or something  :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on January 30, 2017, 08:51:55 AM
I want the vinyl but the Vinyl on it's own is £30 - which is rather a lot.

Yeah I only saw that after my post - I hope I can get it somewhere for less than that...
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 30, 2017, 10:04:21 AM
I want the vinyl but the Vinyl on it's own is £30 - which is rather a lot.

Yeah I only saw that after my post - I hope I can get it somewhere for less than that...

Got it on Amazon for £27. Which means if the price drops between now and March 31st I get the lower price but it also means that if the price goes up by March 31st I don't pay any extra.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 30, 2017, 10:06:10 AM
Also I keep wanting to Say " THE Emperor Of Sand " . I like the title but feels like there's a word missing.
I actually think the title sounds slightly more poetic without a the in it, the emperor makes it sounds more specific or something  :P

Yeah Emperor of Sand sounds like it refers to the situation as much as the protagonist.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on January 30, 2017, 11:47:05 AM
Got it on Amazon for £27. Which means if the price drops between now and March 31st I get the lower price but it also means that if the price goes up by March 31st I don't pay any extra.

It's not on the German Amazon yet :/
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mosh on January 30, 2017, 03:53:02 PM
I want the vinyl but the Vinyl on it's own is £30 - which is rather a lot.

Yeah I only saw that after my post - I hope I can get it somewhere for less than that...

Got it on Amazon for £27. Which means if the price drops between now and March 31st I get the lower price but it also means that if the price goes up by March 31st I don't pay any extra.
Did you get charged now or do you get charged when it processes?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on January 30, 2017, 04:44:13 PM
When it processes.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 01, 2017, 05:49:23 AM
So. It turns out - the EP that was originally supposed to follow Once More Round The Sun -

- Brent is putting it out as a solo album for RSD 2017. :)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on February 01, 2017, 08:37:39 AM
So. It turns out - the EP that was originally supposed to follow Once More Round The Sun -

- Brent is putting it out as a solo album for RSD 2017. :)

Help me out? I wasn't aware of the EP, and this news. Linkage? :)

>>>Also, I've been looking around at various metal communities...it's weird. A lot of metal fans really think the band sold out with CTS, The Hunter, and OMRTS. I disagree, obviously. I've used this analogy before (and because I always bring things back to the band I am familiar the most with, the original lineup of Queensryche), but Mastodon's trajectory reminds me a lot of the original QR lineup's.

Blood Mountain is Mastodon's version of Rage for Order -- a mix of the past, some new, some experimental, a gem that diehards all love, even if it didn't get the notoriety of their most famous work.

Crack the Skye is Mastodon's Operation Mindcrime -- put the band on the map with mainstream, regarded by most fans as their best work, with some diehard metal fans disagreeing, but generally considered the first big milestone in the band's career, and an epic that really brought out the great chemistry and writing abilities in the and.

The Hunter is Mastodon's Empire -- an attempt at breaking the themeatic/conceptual pattern, and appealing to a wider audience. Got a lot of press and did well.

The comparison ends there, as well, Once More Around the Sun continues that same trend, whereas Queensryche pretty much distanced themselves from what was expected with Promised Land, going anti-commercial (great dark and introspective record though).

Needless to say, I really enjoy Once More Around the Sun, and have enjoyed the first track from Emperor. (I am not listening further -- waiting for the record). I can't wait. I pre-ordered it the other day. Great band. 
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mosh on February 01, 2017, 08:46:13 AM
I think old school fans find the new stuff too polished and commercial sounding.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 01, 2017, 10:42:25 AM
Metal heads just want Drop B and screaming at 290 BPM for every song.....

I hate reading things like " Yo when are you gonna go back to Remission style ?  :metal :metal "

Um...never ?


Mastodon have more influences than just metal.

I'd compare their trajectory to Metallica. Just without the blockbuster selling definitive album ( yet ).

Remission and Kill Em All are both raw debuts

Leviathan and Ride are the more polished more mature follow up

Blood Mountain and Master are the third album where they really hit their stride

Crack The Skye and Justice are the complex 4th album.

Hunter and Metallica are the more commercial more concise 5th album


OMRTS & Load aren't really analogous I guess.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 01, 2017, 11:47:37 AM
So. It turns out - the EP that was originally supposed to follow Once More Round The Sun -

- Brent is putting it out as a solo album for RSD 2017. :)

Help me out? I wasn't aware of the EP, and this news. Linkage? :)

Here's the link to the interview:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rmSRx0TvHds (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rmSRx0TvHds)

Brent is the man. I love interviews like this where someone is just fucking with the interviewer  :lol

At this point I don't think Brent has a sober base level. He's one of those guys that has taken enough to be destined to view the world in a way unlike the rest of us. He's funny as shit though, I love him  :heart
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on February 01, 2017, 11:53:12 AM
Thanks for the link.

In regard to the band's progression, and the old school sound, to be honest, I don't like Remission or Call of the Mastodon at all. The vocals are so off-putting. I can stomach Leviathan better, and it is interesting, lyrically, obviously. But I never reach for the first two albums. I've listened to them both twice. That's it. Just too hard to listen to. To me, they started to really find their sound on Leviathan, and obviously, with Blood Mtn. and CTS.

But different tastes/strokes, etc., I guess. I'm really glad they evolved the way they have.

The Metallica comparison could be on too. But unlike Metallica (who really lost me when they made the big shift with the Black album -- thrash bands for me are a different animal entirely, and as a fan, I have a hard time when they go too commercial), I really embraced Mastodon's shift.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Onno on February 02, 2017, 12:06:58 PM
Here's the link to the interview:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rmSRx0TvHds (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rmSRx0TvHds)

Brent is the man. I love interviews like this where someone is just fucking with the interviewer  :lol

At this point I don't think Brent has a sober base level. He's one of those guys that has taken enough to be destined to view the world in a way unlike the rest of us. He's funny as shit though, I love him  :heart

Holy shit, he's insane, but in a good way  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 02, 2017, 12:09:10 PM
Yea, I went through a phase, over a year ago, of watching loads of Devin Townsend interviews on youtube. I could see myself doing that with Brent interviews too  :lol might even do that later!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 02, 2017, 02:37:21 PM
Yep, found this gem

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vw2_euquEfQ (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vw2_euquEfQ)

The Dirty B.Hinds  :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 02, 2017, 02:42:31 PM
https://getmetal.biz/mastodon-show-yourself/

A possible leak ?

Pretty good. They're whining on the Metallica boards that it's too commercial and happy.

I think it's catchy.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on February 03, 2017, 12:14:23 AM
Show Yourself is up on youtube!

Love the song, it's catchy as hell!

I love how they experiment with different styles.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on February 03, 2017, 12:44:16 AM
Doesn't do a whole lot for me at first listen, I hope it grows a bit. Sultan's Curse sounded way more promising  :P
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 03, 2017, 01:44:53 AM
Show Yourself isn't a million miles away from Blasteroid or Once More Round The Sun.

They do have more upbeat songs here and there...



I can see it now though... A year from now it'll be " Hope the next album is more like Remission and less poppy like Emperor of Bland LOL ".

" Emperor Of CASH - the sellout album ".

:lolpalm:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on February 03, 2017, 02:08:25 AM
This is my favourite comment so far:
(http://i.imgur.com/o5wsI06.png)


 :lol
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on February 03, 2017, 02:15:32 AM
Catchy as hell, I like it :woot:
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on February 03, 2017, 02:18:56 AM
Catchy as hell, I like it :woot:

Totally agree. Sultan's Curse didn't really stick out to me that much because it sounded a lot like Mastodon's earlier songs (a little too much imo), but this is something I can get behind.  :metal (okay, maybe that's the wrong emote but I digress)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 03, 2017, 03:50:11 AM
Well I liked it. I did prefer Sultan's Curse but this was cool too. I like everything Mastodon have done though so it's hardly surprising. Some albums have been a bit of a disappointment in the past but I've grown to appreciate and enjoy every album. Just been listening to these guys loads in anticipation.

Reading the Youtube comments is a ridiculous exercise  :lol I'm so glad the sort of comments on there wouldn't be tolerated here.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on February 03, 2017, 04:28:22 AM
Wow, that was unexpected, so I won't comment straight up.  All I will say is that I appreciate how much this band experiments and reinvents themselves.  I'm a Leviathan and Remission fan, but am open to whatever they choose to do.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Art on February 03, 2017, 05:33:04 AM
Almost hard-rock territory with this song!  :lol

I can't complain, i like it!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on February 03, 2017, 06:02:32 AM
Here's another good comment:
(http://i.imgur.com/7Jcc51D.png)
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: ozzy554 on February 03, 2017, 09:25:26 AM
Well I guess its safe to say this album will have some variety on it lol. Not that I mind, Im along for the ride whatever these guys do.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mikeyd23 on February 03, 2017, 09:26:28 AM
Catchy, but didn't really strike me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Of Sand
Post by: Kotowboy on February 03, 2017, 10:54:23 AM
Petition to rename the thread

The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Of Sand
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mikeyd23 on February 03, 2017, 10:55:37 AM
Petition to rename the thread

The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Of Sand

signed
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on February 03, 2017, 10:58:23 AM
The Making of Emperor of Sand part 2 is up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98u510deA7s
I want it now!!1 :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 03, 2017, 11:00:31 AM
I'm glad to hear that they spent a year on Pre-Production.

Probably explains how they were able to track so fast.

I was slightly worried when they were totally done in a month or so. Like they rushed it.

But a year of writing and Pre-Production ?

Fair enough !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mike099 on February 03, 2017, 11:57:15 AM
The Making of Emperor of Sand part 2 is up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98u510deA7s
I want it now!!1 :metal

Love those riffs starting about 3:18 mark of the video.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 03, 2017, 11:59:30 AM
Pretty sure that video is all " Show Yourself "
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on February 03, 2017, 12:46:44 PM
The making of vid was good. I think Show Yourself was a cool turn. Mastodon will always be metal, but nice to have some other elements in there, especially on a concept record dealing with cancer. There are many highs and lows in regard to emotion when dealing with that obviously, so I'm sure the more hard rock vibe will fit wherever it is in the concept.

Bring on the record.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on February 03, 2017, 01:57:31 PM
I liked this a whole lot. Straightforward but it's really fun. Absolutely love the fact that this band doesn't stick with what is easy or what their fans expect or want from them. This screams single as well; I wouldn't be surprised if this song was the outlier on the album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 03, 2017, 01:59:43 PM
It made me think of the song Once More Round The Sun.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: wolfking on February 03, 2017, 03:10:29 PM
It made me think of the song Once More Round The Sun.

It definitely has that feel.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 03, 2017, 03:14:18 PM
Also it's really nicely produced. I keep wanting to turn it up slightly and not DOWN.

That's a good sign.

It doesn't sound as squashed as a lot of rock albums these days.

Finally - it's their 8th album in 17 years.

Pretty good going. Averages out at one every two years.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: WebRaider on February 03, 2017, 07:48:54 PM
Speaking of Brent's comedic insanity.... :lol

https://twitter.com/PabstBlueRibbon/status/827656855467945985
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Mladen on February 04, 2017, 04:53:55 AM
Am I the only one who thought of Queens Of The Stone Age right after the song started? It's an OK song, I guess, but it will probably quick once I start spinning the entire album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 04, 2017, 05:03:51 AM
I read elsewhere that Brann called it the poppy moment on the album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 04, 2017, 09:51:20 AM
The way people were dissing Show Yourself on the Metallica board - I was expecting an Offspring song...

But no . It's just Mastodon in super catchy mode like Blasteroid or The Motherload or Dry Bone Valley. . . ?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: lordxizor on February 04, 2017, 07:24:09 PM
Yeah, not really digging Show Yourself. It's fine I guess. I just don't listen to Mastodon to hear a poppy hard rock song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Heretic on February 09, 2017, 05:36:25 PM
Man, I've been listening to Crack the Skye a plentiful amount since the release of the two singles, and I am stunned by the brilliance of The Last Baron. What a magnificent, ethereal song.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Big Hath on February 09, 2017, 09:25:51 PM
The Last Baron is all sorts of awesome.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 10, 2017, 01:54:34 AM
That funk riff around the 8 minute mark  :corn
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: IDontNotDoThings on February 10, 2017, 01:58:42 AM
Yeah, The Last Baron is one of my favourite tracks of all time, only second to Close To The Edge.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 21, 2017, 10:59:09 AM
New EOS episode is up.

Andromeda sounds awesome.

Stoked that Bill wrote a lot of the album. :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 21, 2017, 12:06:39 PM
EDIT :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MctuLdWtwos   < - - - Making of Emperor of Sand episode 3.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on February 21, 2017, 02:09:38 PM
"When Hitler delivered the Gettysburg Address, this is the amp he used".  :rollin :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on February 21, 2017, 02:11:02 PM
That was hysterical.

And the new tune is pretty bad ass too, from what they previewed of it.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 21, 2017, 02:12:17 PM
Yeah sounded like a Leviathan riff albeit with a less crazy guitar tone.

Reminded me of the intro to Island.


if this album has a mixture of all their styles and Brendan producing - it could be another Crack The Skye level album.

Can't frickin wait dudes !


Speaking of Leviathan - I think the clean guitar at the beginning of Megalodon is the nicest clean sound i've ever heard on an album.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on February 21, 2017, 03:11:27 PM
Getting hyped again, some really badass riffs in that video!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on February 21, 2017, 11:38:21 PM
From what i can tell, this is going to be a very diverse album! Andromeda sounds great.

I just wan't to listen to it now!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 22, 2017, 09:40:21 AM
Yea, this has piqued my interest the most so far. I'm pretty optimistic about this  :metal bring it!!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on February 22, 2017, 10:25:47 AM
Pre ordered the vinyl of this  :metal
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 03, 2017, 11:06:29 AM
Part 4 is up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGCWTcBM4QI
Featuring (mostly) Brann this time, such a beast :2metal: everything I hear on these videos sound so good, can't wait for this to be released.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Samsara on March 03, 2017, 12:06:16 PM
Awesome, as all of these are.  :rollin
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 03, 2017, 02:05:00 PM
Such a funny band.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 07, 2017, 03:38:04 AM
" Andromeda " might be a single today.

They're premiering it on UK Radio at 5pm GMT and the length of the song is up on iTunes but you can't preview it yet.

Here's hoping.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Train of Naught on March 07, 2017, 08:56:43 AM
^Yep, you got it right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ry7FStwey4&feature=youtu.be

It's the best single so far for me, no doubt. And that's saying something cause I liked the previous ones a lot too. Very strong Crack The Skye/Blood Mountain feel imo.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 07, 2017, 10:25:50 AM
That solo is straight off Crack The Skye.

This album has a lot less layers and reverb than Crack The Skye. It's nicely punchy as hell though !
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: mikeyd23 on March 07, 2017, 10:28:28 AM
Really liked that song! Pumped for this record.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on March 07, 2017, 10:35:01 AM
Oh my god I need this now. Everything sounds amazing so far. I know most people didn't like Show Yourself but I thought it was fun and had some catchy parts, and now I think it'll be even more of a nice outsider song.



Petition to rename the thread "The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Sandypants".
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Zydar on March 07, 2017, 10:35:39 AM
Nice! I like it :tup
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 07, 2017, 10:37:40 AM
Oh my god I need this now. Everything sounds amazing so far. I know most people didn't like Show Yourself but I thought it was fun and had some catchy parts, and now I think it'll be even more of a nice outsider song.



Petition to rename the thread "The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Sandypants".


::) The Mastodon Thread v. Who put Sand in your Emperor's Pants ?
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 07, 2017, 01:37:15 PM
So good! I think I love this even more that first two new songs :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 07, 2017, 01:38:22 PM
It's definitely sounding a lot better than OMRTS - even though I do enjoy that album.


But if that main tritone riff was on Leviathan - it would be crushing.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 07, 2017, 01:38:47 PM
Oh my god I need this now. Everything sounds amazing so far. I know most people didn't like Show Yourself but I thought it was fun and had some catchy parts, and now I think it'll be even more of a nice outsider song.



Petition to rename the thread "The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Sandypants".


The song is available to buy on iTunes now.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on March 07, 2017, 01:39:04 PM
Really liked Andromeda, i need this record now!

Weirdly enough, Show Yourself is my favorite song so far. It's insanely catchy! :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: TioJorge on March 07, 2017, 02:17:13 PM
Oh my god I need this now. Everything sounds amazing so far. I know most people didn't like Show Yourself but I thought it was fun and had some catchy parts, and now I think it'll be even more of a nice outsider song.



Petition to rename the thread "The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Sandypants".


The song is available to buy on iTunes now.

Nice!

Really liked Andromeda, i need this record now!

Weirdly enough, Show Yourself is my favorite song so far. It's insanely catchy! :hefdaddy

It really is, I like it a lot. It may not be the usual Mastodon classic or have the crushing riffs of Andromeda but it's different and to my ears very enjoyable still. I think I said it earlier but I'll say it again: I value variety just as much as I value quality of songs.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 07, 2017, 02:19:58 PM
Lulz at people whinging that Show Yourself is too catchy.

If every album sounded like Remission - it would get boring.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: home on March 08, 2017, 02:34:23 AM
Oh boi, the new single is pretty amazing, some great riffs :metal I was completely unhyped after show yourself but the hype is back, can't wait for the album
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Emperor Of Sand
Post by: Kotowboy on March 08, 2017, 05:16:33 AM
Can a mod please change the thread title to reflect the new album Emperor Of Sand ?


Thanks.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 09, 2017, 11:45:23 AM
Goddamn you guys who have tickets to see Mastodon this summer. I'm still waiting for them to announce UK dates. I think Mastodon are one of my highest rated bands that I've never seen live!! Must rectify that.

Also, just listened to Hearts Alive and it is definitely one of my fave tunes of theirs, all the  :2metal: it is phenomenal. Just the drumming alone, it's probably my #1 tune on Leviathan!!
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: PixelDream on March 09, 2017, 04:01:26 PM
Also, just listened to Hearts Alive and it is definitely one of my fave tunes of theirs, all the  :2metal: it is phenomenal. Just the drumming alone, it's probably my #1 tune on Leviathan!!

Oh hell yeah! Leviathan is a very fine record but to be completely honest, Blood and Thunder and especially Hearts Alive are where it's at for me.
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Polarbear on March 10, 2017, 01:56:01 AM
I don't think this has ever been posted here, but this is further proof why Mastodon is one of the best bands active today!

https://youtu.be/WbphQN_QW2w
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Big Hath on March 10, 2017, 07:00:28 AM
if those booty shorts don't say mASStodon, they've missed a golden opportunity
Title: Re: The Mastodon Thread v. Once More
Post by: Kotowboy on March 10, 2017, 09:25:38 AM