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The Hunter

Mastodon

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iTunes Editors’ Notes

For its fifth studio album, Georgia’s Mastodon refines its attack, replacing epics of more than 10 minutes with tunes that put it together in no more than five and change. Tracks like “Curl of the Burl” and “Stargasm” have an accessibility that’s recently been largely absent. The intricate guitar work of “Octopus Has No Friends” heightens Brann Dailor’s ambitious, jazz-like drumming. Dailor’s actually the secret weapon here, adding his unpredictable patterns to songs until they walk off on their own. “All the Heavy Lifting” could be a standard-issue tune if not for Dailor bringing the apocalypse. Astral meditation underscores “The Hunter.” Black Sabbath inspires the tribal/stoner vibe of “Creature Lives.” Neurosis singer/guitarist Scott Kelly joins the group for the pummel of “Spectrelight.” These aren’t the same old stoner riffs but reinventions of sound from a band that’s found an edge and persona all its own. The album’s deluxe version features two notable bonus tracks, “The Ruiner” and “Deathbound,” which are as heavy as anything the band has recorded. Essential listening for all Mastodonians.

Customer Reviews

THE HUNTER

Another great album from Mastodon. The Hunter is not as dense as their last album, Crack the Skye (a must-own album), but it possesses the same sense of epic scope without being the same album. Here is a metal band at the top of its form. I predict Mastodon will soon be used in the same sentence with Metallica and Iron Maiden. I'd definitely recommend cueing this album up and taking a nice long drive.

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...
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