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Pestiferous
November 27th 2013


1281 Comments


more of a 3.5 slays

Keyblade
November 27th 2013


14890 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Meat I'm coming from a purely songwriting perspective with that statement. I'm not taking about riffs or solos etc. I unno, I feel that this is their most focused and mature songwriting-wise, and sounds like a band that has a clear vision of how they want to sound rather than seeing how many cool riffs they can manage to pack into a song a la Leviathan, or not knowing wtf they're doing like on Blood Mountain.

CtS is the closest in terms of songwriting imo

BigPleb
November 27th 2013


36740 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Band is good at mashing riffs together and that's what they shoulda stuck too, this is watered down schlock for the most part.

Pestiferous
November 27th 2013


1281 Comments


nah, there's some really wacky yet focused stuff on here (that octopus song idk the name havnt listened in forever)

BM though ugh that album was too messed up even for me

BigPleb
November 27th 2013


36740 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah BM was hugely unfocused and suffered from a lack of direction.

Pestiferous
November 27th 2013


1281 Comments


i mean dont get me wrong it wasnt just that if you ask me BM's production was too close to metalcore for my taste and the vox were puke

BigPleb
November 27th 2013


36740 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Vox were p bad yeah, Wolf is Loose is still an awesome jam though.

DrGonzo1937
November 27th 2013


5725 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah, it's definitely a 4.5.

Pestiferous
November 27th 2013


1281 Comments


wolf is loose was one of the few songs that actually had good musicianship but now we're back to vocals..

Emyay
November 27th 2013


5962 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed about this having the most focused songwriting followed by CtS.

MeatSalad
November 27th 2013


14590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the problem about the songwriting on here is that it's so boring, it's the same simple structures repeated throughout every song which makes the record such a monotonous listen after the first time, for me anyways

DominionMM1
November 27th 2013


9992 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

vox are always pretty bad

Polyethylene
November 27th 2013


3096 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

the problem about the songwriting on here is that it's so boring, it's the same simple structures repeated throughout every song which makes the record such a monotonous listen after the first time, for me anyways [2]

Plus no overall theme or 'storyline' to make it feel cohesive, seriously just an incoherent collection of average songs

DominionMM1
November 27th 2013


9992 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yeah but even their "concept" albums are incoherent

MeatSalad
November 27th 2013


14590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

seriously just an incoherent collection of average songs


sad thing is i'm pretty sure this was mastodon's intention when making this

Keyblade
November 27th 2013


14890 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Plus no overall theme or 'storyline' to make it feel cohesive, seriously just an incoherent
collection of average songs

Yeah cuz every album has to have a concept or theme and can't just be a collection of short, sweet and
catchy music. Do you listen to pop?

PunchforPunch
November 27th 2013


6280 Comments


nice counter breh

Digging: Robert Hood - Fabric 39

demigod!
November 27th 2013


44563 Comments


the songs arent sweet tho, for hte most part

catchy maybe.. sometimes. but most of these songs seem very bland and watered down compared to the earlier material, even blood mountain which at least had some interesting genre bending material on it (though not always wonderfully executed)

Digging: Fugazi - Repeater

Polyethylene
November 27th 2013


3096 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Not at all, but Mastodon's strongly conceptual releases are definitely my favourites, and I would not call anything here sweet or catchy

DominionMM1
November 27th 2013


9992 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"Yeah cuz every album has to have a concept or theme and can't just be a collection of short, sweet and catchy music. Do you listen to pop?"


agreed. lamentably, this record only features the "short" part.





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