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Editors’ Notes

Mastodon have shown a restless and inventive creative energy since they emerged in the early ’00s, progressing from the sludgy, riff-driven metal of their debut to the jagged, jazz-inflected shards of 2011’s The Hunter. While the band’s elaborate conceptual albums have been inspired by everything from Moby Dick to Rasputin, their sixth studio endeavour—Once More ’Round the Sun—doesn’t revolve around a central narrative theme. Instead, the album’s focused and far-reaching songs stand on their own merits. The most powerful moments on Once More ’Round the Sun are the most epic: like the chorus of “The Motherload” (sung by drummer Brann Dailor) and the soaring refrain of “High Road”. The thrashing, turn-on-a-dime complexity of a tune like “Chimes at Midnight”, as well as the blistering guitar solo of “Halloween” are forceful reminders of Mastodon’s impressive ability to bridge metal’s heavy past with the genre’s inspiring future.

Customer Reviews

This time things worked out just fine!

Just listened to the stream, it's obviously following on from The Hunter sound.
Some very good tracks on here, no filler at all.

No ifs...No buts!

Tremendous/Spectacular/(Every praise in the dictionary and more)...Just cannot get over how great this album is. I have followed Mastodon since Blood Mountain, even now they are still writing and releasing terrific stuff. No Doubt this tops them all in my opinion. This album just flows, (but) not unnoticed. Hooked from start to finish I have listened to it again and again, I just had to write a review in order to express my enthusiasm and excitement. This is..boy..the real deal!!! Simple as that. Now buy it, listen and enjoy :-D

Masterful Mastodon!!!!!

Epic,genius,unequalled.all these words could be used to describe modern metals most inventive band and on this their sixth studio album they have yet again surpassed themselves.massive riffs,catchy hooks and just relentless energy,buy this album and wallow in the greatness of this peerless behemoth of a band,Forza Mastodon!!!!

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Atlanta-based sludge/stoner/alternative metal outfit Mastodon formed in 1999 around the talents of guitarist Bill Kelliher, drummer Bränn Dailor, bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, and guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds. One of the more notable New Wave of American Heavy Metal acts, a genre spawned in the mid-'90s by bands like Pantera, Biohazard, and Machine Head, Mastodon's innovative, lyrically astute blend of progressive metal, grindcore, and hardcore helped position the band as one of the preeminent...
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