Mastodon Release New Song
2014-04-17 by MaySun91 | 102 Comments

Mastodon have released the first song from their upcoming sixth studio album, Once More
Round The Sun
, entitled 'High Road'.

Head on over here to check it out:
http://www.mastodonrocks.com/highroad

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Band Page: Mastodon

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WhiteNoise
April 17th 2014

3105 Comments


YES! A Mastodon Guitar solo!

emester
April 17th 2014

2794 Comments


Its alright

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collins
April 17th 2014

104 Comments


oh mastodon, noooooooooo

BigPleb
April 17th 2014

35900 Comments


I dig, come at me.

tempest--
April 17th 2014

13182 Comments


it's good yea fuck the flogs

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MaySun91
April 17th 2014

14 Comments


I dig, come at me. [2]

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emester
April 17th 2014

2794 Comments


Its better than anything on the hunter thats for sure

Wadlez
April 17th 2014

3889 Comments


STARGASM!!!!!!!!!

I like it

PostMesmeric
April 17th 2014

360 Comments


Not bad.

MoosechriS
April 17th 2014

4943 Comments


it's poppy and more straight forward, but it works overall. You never know they could jump off into more prog based stuff like crack the skye again. Divinations off CTS was the first song released and was a pretty standard 3:30 rock block song. I'd prefer to see how it sounds in context with the full album when it finally sees the light of day.

I've been into these guys since remission, but my fave album is CTS so i'm not adverse to their lighter side.

InFiction
April 17th 2014

3651 Comments


I like it!

sblevins95
April 17th 2014

156 Comments


Yesss better than anything on the hunter

Abscurat
April 17th 2014

29 Comments


Solo is amazing. Chorus is kinda annoying. And is it Brann singing?

Nocturnal
April 17th 2014

1329 Comments


Decent.

Skoj
April 17th 2014

1115 Comments


Cool. Not a big Mastodon fan, but I enjoyed this.


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RivalSkoomaDealer
April 17th 2014

747 Comments


It's just the curl of the burl!

Song is okay. Have a feeling their better days are behind them at this point.

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Essence
April 17th 2014

3583 Comments


it's okay.

Betray
April 17th 2014

2701 Comments


eh

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sabs93
April 17th 2014

21 Comments


Love it. Usually the straight ahead rockers do little for me, but this sounds killer imo.

Midjicka
April 17th 2014

230 Comments


the song is boring, the majority of The Hunter is better than this.

CK
April 17th 2014

4910 Comments


"Yesss better than anything on the hunter"

lolno

Owantjaaaa
April 17th 2014

3215 Comments


ew that chorus

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BigPleb
April 17th 2014

35900 Comments


rules agreed

IronGiant
April 17th 2014

798 Comments


that was a rough listen for someone who really held Remission in high regards

Mewcopa0
April 17th 2014

1799 Comments


I'm glad I don't have to hear Bret Hinds vocals, but that chorus is terrible. The rest of the song is ok.

mursu
April 17th 2014

254 Comments


The song was alright, but nothing special

tacos N stuff
April 17th 2014

352 Comments


this is the most mixed opinion thread i think ive seen...

PurpleDino
April 17th 2014

3064 Comments


I miss harsh vocals/ pre Hunter vocals

like everything else is sick but then the vocals are just awkward

17WordHaiku
April 17th 2014

144 Comments


not bad

dante1991
April 17th 2014

531 Comments


I miss harsh vocals [2] This seems about on par with most of the Hunter to me, which isn't a bad thing by any means, though I long for that crushing Leviathan heaviness or some of that tasty Crack the Skye prog

unforgiven89
April 17th 2014

147 Comments


I really like it. The vocals during the verses are awesome and the chorus is great. The bridge is also fantastic. I'm glad they're sticking with the shorter, punchier songs. Crack The Skye bored the hell out of me for the most part.

titanslayer
April 17th 2014

1597 Comments


Chorus sucks not a bad song though

PurpleDino
April 17th 2014

3064 Comments


agreed hard dante

Mike08
April 17th 2014

607 Comments


That solo is decent, but the rest is very bland. I'll be checking in once the album artwork is released. That is something they've always excelled at.

And yes,

[Have a feeling their better days are behind them at this point.] X2

TomAkaVeto
April 17th 2014

1624 Comments


It's cool. Feeling it will be even better mixed in with the rest of the songs.

dannyboy89
April 17th 2014

11954 Comments


Don't have high expectations tbh. Will listen later.

Mabbitt
April 17th 2014

1350 Comments


The riff got kind of annoying by the end. I miss Leviathan and Blood Mountain

Have a feeling their better days are behind them at this point. [3]

samsquanch
April 17th 2014

160 Comments


I'm down. I do miss Remission through Blood Mountain days. But thats never going to happen again so I'll accept it. Riff on.

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Lowder91bird
April 17th 2014

494 Comments


I'm curious to hear what the rest of the album will sound like.

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ibringyoufire
April 17th 2014

351 Comments


Pretty meh, not digging the vocals on this at all

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climactic
April 17th 2014

18683 Comments


its pr good, opening riff is swee

pedro70512
April 17th 2014

2530 Comments


If you tell yourself it isn't Mastodon it starts to sound a lot better.

NonApplicable
April 17th 2014

1951 Comments


I liked it. Not the best thing they've written by a long shot, but it's a pretty catchy hard rock song.

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Confucius
April 17th 2014

172 Comments


Ok song

Dunpeal
April 17th 2014

3656 Comments


sputdyk queefed in excitement

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NakedSnake
April 17th 2014

265 Comments


Fuck this song.

Emyay
April 17th 2014

5941 Comments


growing on me for sure. starting to love it

conesmoke
April 17th 2014

5198 Comments


Troys cheesy vocal decisions are what ruined most of the hunter for me. At work so can't listen, but I feckin hope he keeps his bitch mouth shut where it needs to be..

Emyay
April 17th 2014

5941 Comments


only cheesy vox on this track are brann's. i personally loved troy on the hunter though

fromtheinside
April 17th 2014

18041 Comments


this is so god awful

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BigPleb
April 17th 2014

35900 Comments


bore off dick ed

DrGonzo1937
April 17th 2014

5493 Comments


It's a good'n

DrGonzo1937
April 17th 2014

5493 Comments


So chubby

Uranium
April 17th 2014

7083 Comments


chorus riff is good but overall song is lame

fromtheinside
April 17th 2014

18041 Comments


hahaha love u too

BigPleb
April 17th 2014

35900 Comments


< 3

XingKing
April 17th 2014

10450 Comments


Well that was obscenely underwhelming

pedro70512
April 17th 2014

2530 Comments


This pales in comparison to even the filler on Blood Mountain. I'd take This Mortal Soil over this
any day.

chug73
April 17th 2014

983 Comments


Song is okay. Sounds like Black Tongue. Chorus is great.
Both times I've seen them they have goofed the vocals way up and I assume they will do the same here.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2014

4409 Comments


this was okay, nothing special but nothing particularly bad either. I guess no Crack the Skye 2 any time soon.

also, I didn't know Brann could hit a Geddy Lee like vocal range.

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Emyay
April 17th 2014

5941 Comments


this mortal soil rules i think you mean something more like siberian divide if you're talking bm filler pedro

pedro70512
April 17th 2014

2530 Comments


I really liked Siberian Divide...which, I suppose, speaks to my point. The first four albums were so diverse in style, pacing, and intensity that every song was great in some way. I haven't gotten that with The Hunter or this -- like seriously, does anyone actually listen to Bedazzled Fingernails outside the context of the whole album? I hate to sound like one of those guys that only likes their old stuff, but that's where the Mastodudes are heading for me.

Emyay
April 17th 2014

5941 Comments


i find the hunter to be really diverse as well. i actually do listen to bedazzled fingernails on its own. the only song i don't find myself listening to is blasteroid, but i find that song really works in a live setting.

Fluttertrank
April 17th 2014

17098 Comments


band is very hit, or miss. and they have bad aim know what im saying.

pedro70512
April 17th 2014

2530 Comments


"i actually do listen to bedazzled fingernails on its own"

Well, I stand corrected. Different strokes for different folks. *sigh*

BMDrummer
April 17th 2014

5971 Comments


It's pretty good, although the chorus is rather cheesy.

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Progger6009
April 17th 2014

1082 Comments


Pretty great!!

protonjon
April 17th 2014

81 Comments


Love it!

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RangerTaffles
April 17th 2014

256 Comments


The solo is sick. Song's decent too.

NecrogenicShrimp
April 17th 2014

69 Comments


The verse riff is sweet, but I'm not too keen on the vocals, and the chorus just sounds really bland to me. Still have massive respect for these guys, but I'm kind of worried about this record tbh

theyhann
April 17th 2014

17 Comments


This is really good, I'm loving that chorus.

XxUpinsiderxX
April 17th 2014

57 Comments


Heard that this isn't the full version of the song.

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decoyoctopus
April 17th 2014

103 Comments


Ugh, song is bland, not very much progression.. not showing off their instrumental skill or their songwriting skill at all. This band is capable of much better, I am sad.

zakalwe
April 17th 2014

7407 Comments


This is cool.
It's a guarantee that it will be diabolical live though.

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MeatSalad
April 17th 2014

14437 Comments


Zzz

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fromtheinside
April 17th 2014

18041 Comments


isn't it just the worst

jamiecoughlan
April 17th 2014

86 Comments


Sounds cool enough. Sounds like a not quite as good version of The Bit by Melvins.

Emyay
April 17th 2014

5941 Comments


bill wrote this song and he's not exactly the most accomplished song writer in the group so i'm not really too worried. excited to see some of the more brent related stuff

pedro70512
April 17th 2014

2530 Comments


That's encouraging to hear. Good job, Bill, you wrote an acceptable hard rock song.

Emyay
April 17th 2014

5941 Comments


the weird thing is that in his interview bill said the song was 6 minutes....so i guess maybe they cut it down after that who knows, maybe this is just the single version. i doubt they would do that though

Ovrot
April 17th 2014

10490 Comments


pop metal lives

MeatSalad
April 17th 2014

14437 Comments


well the intro riff was cool at least, thought it might've not sucked after hearing that but lol

MeatSalad
April 17th 2014

14437 Comments


and wtf is this chorus

is this ozzy osbourne

bloc
April 17th 2014

34768 Comments


What an enjoyable song

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PistolPete
April 17th 2014

3591 Comments


Does anyone think they just sound like Metallica a lot now? Iunno probably just me...

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pedro70512
April 17th 2014

2530 Comments


Metallica sounds thin and boring now. This at least has some nice texture and harmony to it.

Balerion
April 17th 2014

523 Comments


thought this was a pretty cool track, jacked for the album

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Fluffer
April 17th 2014

40 Comments


That beginning does sound a lot like The Bit

brollin
April 17th 2014

22 Comments


great song. great solo!

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SlMBOLlC
April 17th 2014

4972 Comments


pretty decent

Fluttertrank
April 17th 2014

17098 Comments


YES! A Mastodon Guitar solo! [2]

Derkyle
April 18th 2014

184 Comments


That beginning riff was so crunchy and promising, and then the vocals came in. I wish these assholes would put the fucking bong down and go back to making decent music, a.k.a. anything pre-crack the skye.

Mabbitt
April 18th 2014

1350 Comments


I'm glad i'm not the only one that thought Crack the Skye wasn't great

Matthaios
April 18th 2014

140 Comments


This is great. It's what Mastodon is all about. Sludgy and mean, which The Hunter, though is very good, it really wasn't a mean album. Listened to it 4 times and it's already growing more on me.

Emyay
April 18th 2014

5941 Comments


this isn't that mean, and there's a couple "mean" songs on the hunter

blasteroid, spectrelight, black tongue

AgentZero
April 18th 2014

322 Comments


Have to face the fact that they are never going back to Remission/Leviathan days. I have accepted the new vocals. Song was good.

zaruyache
April 18th 2014

6243 Comments


yeah that chorus is wack.

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AdolfChrist
April 18th 2014

1738 Comments


dat opening riff...

AdolfChrist
April 18th 2014

1738 Comments


yeah chorus is unimpressive but not offensively bad id say. i enjoyed this, im looking forward to the album.

Owantjaaaa
April 18th 2014

3215 Comments


Krokodil is better at being Mastodon than Mastodon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhmNYgA0eE

Uqnivde
April 18th 2014

64 Comments


that opening riff was great, but too bad the whole song is so predictable, and that the chorus is so weak. i like troy's singing in the verses though

laterenima
April 21st 2014

221 Comments


definitely waiting to see how this fits in with every other track on the album



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