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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #210 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #211 on: August 03, 2011, 09:52:56 PM »
Ghost was released in June 2011.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #212 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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #213 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #214 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! ;)

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #215 on: August 04, 2011, 04:46:39 AM »
This year in music owns so far. And it's going to own more.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #216 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)

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #217 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #218 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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #219 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.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #220 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #221 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #222 on: August 15, 2011, 08:21:13 AM »

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #223 on: August 15, 2011, 08:27:04 AM »
New song is good.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #224 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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #225 on: August 15, 2011, 09:09:44 AM »
Dang, that song was groovin'.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #226 on: August 15, 2011, 09:56:28 AM »
Sweet song. Love it!
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #227 on: August 15, 2011, 10:08:43 AM »
I like it! The album can't come soon enough.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #228 on: August 15, 2011, 11:57:59 AM »
Reminds me of Black Sabbath.
Liking it, and looking forward to the album.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #229 on: August 15, 2011, 02:56:53 PM »
This September =  :metal

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #230 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #231 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.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #232 on: August 15, 2011, 08:25:06 PM »
I much prefer it to Black Tongue. I love that chorus.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #233 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #234 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #235 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...

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #236 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #237 on: August 17, 2011, 03:25:37 PM »
Why would they intentionally make it sound awful?
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #238 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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #239 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #240 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #241 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).

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #242 on: August 20, 2011, 02:12:38 PM »
I must admit, Stargasm sounds incredible.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #243 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.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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« Reply #244 on: September 06, 2011, 03:22:46 AM »
This sounds fucking awesome.
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