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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #70 on: June 07, 2011, 06:40:35 PM »
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #71 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #72 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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #73 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
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2011, 07:02:31 AM »
Don't forget Crack the Skye.  The vocals on that are in-fucking-credible.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #75 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


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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #76 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2011, 01:03:16 PM »
The new album will be called The Hunter  :metal

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #78 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #79 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2011, 08:56:07 PM »
MASTODON!   :metal :metal :metal

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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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #81 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. 

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #82 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
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2011, 05:54:13 PM »
MASTODON!   :metal :metal :metal

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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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #84 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. New Album
« Reply #85 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/



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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #86 on: June 21, 2011, 03:44:55 PM »
This is going to kick ass.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #87 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
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2011, 06:26:22 AM »
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #89 on: June 28, 2011, 08:24:35 AM »
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #90 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.
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #91 on: June 28, 2011, 10:11:20 AM »
Unreleased song from the CtS sessions. Great video too.

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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #92 on: June 28, 2011, 10:13:24 AM »
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #94 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?
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #95 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #96 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #97 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #98 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

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #99 on: June 28, 2011, 03:09:16 PM »
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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #100 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #101 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #102 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.

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Oh wow I suck balls.  Meant to say "Leviathan."  It seems highly regarded by all fans, whether they came after or before CTS.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #103 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.

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Re: The Mastodon Thread v. The Hunter
« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2011, 03:57:40 PM »
not a fan of theyre early stuff but Crack the sky is really really good!!
Of course Dream Theater isn't that good. Good music is obviously about 3 minute pop songs and catchy hooks.
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