Mastodon post new song
2014-06-03 by Voivod STAFF | 79 Comments

Mastodon have posted a new track at their official YouTube channel.

The song's titled "Chimes At Midnight", and it's been taken from the band's upcoming album Once More 'Round The Sun, due on June 24 via Reprise Records.

You can jam the song right here:






The band's previous single "High Road" is streaming here:


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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 3rd 2014

6076 Comments


The new song and the previous one are '80s metal worships, which is awesome.

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smokersleeper5268
June 3rd 2014

168 Comments


love that intro/outro! Song is pretty Mastodon.

AdolfChrist
June 3rd 2014

1762 Comments


these assholes, they would release a song that they made a teaser for and also got leaked.

AdolfChrist
June 3rd 2014

1762 Comments


anyways, awesome song.

osmark86
June 3rd 2014

4030 Comments


it was set for a release date as a single. how are they assholes for doing that? ^^

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botb
June 3rd 2014

9673 Comments


the artwork of this album gives me a headache but man i'm stoked.

XingKing
June 3rd 2014

10561 Comments


I love this new song. High Roads is really growing on me too after initially hating it

osmark86
June 3rd 2014

4030 Comments


for one, High Roads grooves live. they played it last friday when I saw them at an open fields day in Stockholm and it brought the metuhls.

lardplanet
June 3rd 2014

10 Comments


dat intro/outro, and they actually say "our hearts alive}.

Dimor
June 3rd 2014

1758 Comments


man, 2:45 is such a Leviathan riff, seriously loving this. Also this is way better then High Road

AdolfChrist
June 3rd 2014

1762 Comments


"it was set for a release date as a single. how are they assholes for doing that? ^^"

i think youre overthinking my comment, its not meant to be taken seriously. im implying that theyre assholes for releasing a song we've all pretty much already heard instead of something new.

Lowder91bird
June 3rd 2014

510 Comments


This song is awesome. I wasn't a huge fan of I road but this is a lot better.

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osmark86
June 3rd 2014

4030 Comments


@Adolf: that would make the leakers assholes though wouldn't it? I didn't take it seriously, hence the "^^". stoked for the new album?

OldCrime
June 3rd 2014

26 Comments


@osmark86: how were the live vocals for High Roads?

burningbeard
June 3rd 2014

113 Comments


Chimes sounds much better here than it did when they played it in Seattle a few weeks ago. That might be because I've consumed considerably less beer than I had that night...

Looking forward to the album!

Dr7
June 3rd 2014

108 Comments


Bit underwhelmed. Will probably just listen to High Road before the album is out now. Mastodon songs often sound better in the context of the album they belong to.

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Uqnivde
June 3rd 2014

64 Comments


high road reminded me of black tongue and this one is like a better spectrelight. let's hope the song isn't another curl of the burl!


Verm
June 3rd 2014

1002 Comments


Excellent

Emyay
June 3rd 2014

5952 Comments


song is awesome. lovin the love in here so far too. inb4 song sucks band sucks now

osmark86
June 3rd 2014

4030 Comments


@OldSport: the vocals were pretty damn on key when I caught them. good shit all around. had fun surfing them crowds as well.

chug73
June 3rd 2014

1048 Comments


song is sweet.
They still wont be able to pull the vocals off live though. Thats probs why they use that A tuning so much, easier to hit the notes.
This and new Opeth can't come soon enough.

pedro70512
June 3rd 2014

2646 Comments


This and High Road both kicked ass live. They put on a great show, too. Surprisingly energetic... Troy was running around like a madman and getting the crowd into it.

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Emyay
June 3rd 2014

5952 Comments


that's the thing about mastodon...sometimes they're energetic as hell and the vox are on point, and then there's other times when they just stand still and can't hit any of the notes

osmark86
June 3rd 2014

4030 Comments


thankfully the show I attended was of the former kind.

Emyay
June 3rd 2014

5952 Comments


last time i saw them was the best i've ever seen them, so maybe they're becoming more dedicated to it. or maybe brent is just a little soberer now

chug73
June 3rd 2014

1048 Comments


he was so messed up the first time I saw them they turned him down, second time they were more focused and while the
vocals were better they still kind of sucked. The playing was tight though.
Brann brings it live every time though, his drumming is beastly.

KingdomOfTyrant
June 3rd 2014

137 Comments


hey, that's awesome

Emyay
June 3rd 2014

5952 Comments


sounds about right chug

Underflow
June 3rd 2014

2562 Comments


Great song. Really looking forward to this album.

CK
June 3rd 2014

4912 Comments


Song is easily better than High Road

evilford
June 3rd 2014

22530 Comments


god the vox are horrid

song's ok.

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pedro70512
June 3rd 2014

2646 Comments


If this album is generally High Road / Chimes quality, I'll be satisfied. Just no more Curl of the Burl snoozefests, please.

MasBarHigeuoris21
June 3rd 2014

1570 Comments


Song is okay. I know mastodon is trying to be more commercial know but man would I kill for some old school mastodon heaviness.

Dodenakker
June 3rd 2014

207 Comments


This sounds good, better than High Road imho, which wasn't that bad. Looking forward to this album.

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Hypochondria
June 3rd 2014

55 Comments


That intro/outro, damn. Song's great, can't wait to see the full album

Wizard
June 3rd 2014

19383 Comments


Fell out of love with these guys a long time ago.

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pedro70512
June 3rd 2014

2646 Comments


Yeah I miss 2002-2009 Mastodon. Seems like a different band since then as far as new material.

DominionMM1
June 3rd 2014

9910 Comments


god the vox are horrid

song's ok. [2]


just more mediocrity. guess it should be expected at this point.

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Emyay
June 3rd 2014

5952 Comments


still in love with these dudes thankfully. have been falling out of love with a lot of my former favorite bands lately

MO
June 3rd 2014

18611 Comments


meh...I guess it's ok?

tacos N stuff
June 3rd 2014

359 Comments


better than high road

N2B3J
June 3rd 2014

36 Comments


Song is real good!

titanslayer
June 3rd 2014

1708 Comments


Pretty good

Midjicka
June 3rd 2014

230 Comments


sounds like something off of Crack the Skye. digging this track more than High Road so far.

Uranium
June 3rd 2014

7101 Comments


really boring imo

pedro70512
June 3rd 2014

2646 Comments


I feel like the last two albums have had really thick production. Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye were really intricate sometimes...the creepy guitar lines in Siberian Divide and mellow, swirling organ of The Czar are gone in favor big slabs of radio-friendly crunch. I want Matt Bayles back.

Tyrael
June 3rd 2014

20866 Comments


I like the pacing of this song

Reminds me of The Wolf is Loose

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
June 3rd 2014

21019 Comments


both songs are very decent. sounds like its going to be better than the hunter for sure

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SticksmanTheBored
June 3rd 2014

206 Comments


Fantastic tune, literally dropped my jaw with this one. Wasn't into High Road's mix of sludge riffs and the unfitting poppy chorus that made the song suffer of uncohesiveness. But this, dudes didn't rock as hard since Crack The Skye.

climactic
June 3rd 2014

18870 Comments


its sweet, very crack the skye

BigPleb
June 3rd 2014

36501 Comments


The vox are def hit and miss but I'm digging the energy, far more interesting than most of The Hunter.

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demigod!
June 3rd 2014

44341 Comments


this albums gonna be like crack the sky on acid

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climactic
June 3rd 2014

18870 Comments


crack the hunter

BigPleb
June 3rd 2014

36501 Comments


Def diggin that Leviathan-esque riffage around the 2:40 mark m/

FearThyEvil
June 3rd 2014

12544 Comments


Much better than High Road but these vocals are really hard to enjoy.

Particles
June 3rd 2014

2 Comments


Nothing they haven't done before, unfortunately.

dawija1017
June 3rd 2014

559 Comments


^thats your only comment? you sick fuck

TalonsOfFire
June 3rd 2014

7012 Comments


It's pretty good I guess

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acorncheese
June 3rd 2014

7119 Comments


intro and ending are great, rest is meh

Mabbitt
June 3rd 2014

1363 Comments


I MUCH prefer this to High Road.

climactic
June 3rd 2014

18870 Comments


idk i actually like high road better, this is deff more crack the sky-ish and technical but high road is catchy af and that main riff is awesome

leviathan05
June 4th 2014

51 Comments


@pedro: i couldnt agree more


dawija1017
June 4th 2014

559 Comments


I want more Crack The Skye mastodon...The Last Baron was such an epic song . I require more of that. The hunter didn't really do it for me so I hope this can

Underflow
June 4th 2014

2562 Comments


Loved both songs so far. Stoked for the album.

DrGonzo1937
June 4th 2014

5650 Comments


Great song. Very Cracke the Skye vibes.

chug73
June 4th 2014

1048 Comments


My only problem is the chords in the verse (not that cool pull off stuff) remind me of Scott Kelly's bridge in Spectrelight. They also appear in similar in High Road.
I'm worried this will be the first "good" mastodon album instead of the usual great.

tempest--
June 4th 2014

13406 Comments


this is going to be better than The Hunter

Mabbitt
June 4th 2014

1363 Comments


high road is catchy af and that main riff is awesome


Personally I thought the main riff was boring, and they just played it over and over the whole time.

Emyay
June 4th 2014

5952 Comments


you think its repetitive, i get it. they don't play that riff over and over the whole time though

Impervious
June 5th 2014

376 Comments


Idk what all of you guys are smoking but I'm really digging High Road more than Chimes. High Road had a much sweeter groove and cathier chorus.

BlackLlama
June 6th 2014

1666 Comments


I think the vox kill this band for me. It's kinda like Anvil; killer music and really sub-par vocals.

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XingKing
June 7th 2014

10561 Comments


Not a fan of their old vox either?

pedro70512
June 7th 2014

2646 Comments


Vox only bothered me on Live at the Aragon. Brent ruined "The Last Baron" in particular.

chug73
June 7th 2014

1048 Comments


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Derkyle
June 7th 2014

185 Comments


They need to go back to their old vocals, e.g. Leviathan and Remission. I get too much of a Ozzy vibe from most of Brent's vocals (not in a good way either) and I miss Troy's yells/growls.

LordePots
June 7th 2014

6577 Comments


that song was way better than anything off the Hunter, i'm impressed with how slightly above average this is, what a step up good going mastodon

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SlMBOLlC
June 7th 2014

5181 Comments


classic pots comment^

song rules hunter was good but this should be better

LordePots
June 8th 2014

6577 Comments


if the rest of the songs maintain this level of mildly decent quality we should really be in for an extremely mildly tolerable album boys

Porklips
June 8th 2014

85 Comments


Well that sucked



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