by Tim Den
With two ex-Today Is The Day members in tow, you know what you’re getting with Mastodon. Exquisite technicality embracing neo-Sabbath doominess coupled with the eerie melodies of early ’90s death metal, punctuated by Clutch’s down-and-dirty aesthetics… fucking geeeeeeesus. And just when you thought the hailstorm couldn’t get bloodier, “We Built This Come Death” gets Hurricane Andrew on your ears with jaw-dropping beauty and madness. This is perhaps the beginning of the next metal GIANT… Mastodon seem poised for a future filled with brilliant work, originality, venom, and praise from critics.
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