Mastodon's Blood Mountain is a superb metal album. It's not just metal though. It's progressive metal. Dream Theater, Tool, and more are all progressive metal bands, and those two bands are two of the best bands around. I was searching around for something new, though. Something fresh. I read a magazine article about Mastodon, a metal band from the same state as I, so I downloaded some of their music. I thought "This guy can't sing, but the instrumentation is excellent!" But then I bought Blood Mountain, which is a real mountain from Georgia, and my opinion of this band changed. My first thought was "This guy can actually sing now!!!", and that just made the listening experience even better. If you're a fan of good metal music, then you should quit reading this boring review and go out and buy this record. If you don't like good metal music, or what I would consider good metal music, you should go out and buy some Linkin Park, because I consider Linkin Park as bad metal. Hell, I don't even consider it real metal. But I'll get into that when I review a Linkin Park record, which I might do some time. But not now, because I'm reviewing Mastodon, a better and more talented band. I'm not a fanboy, because no one who has only heard one album of a band is a fanboy. I'm just a fan...right now anyway. One of the greatest things about this album is the superb drummer, Brann Dailor. This guy can play the drums better than Jesus, if Jesus plays drums. I doubt Jesus did, or does play drums, but still, this guy can play. The bassist is a very good bassist, the guitars are good, it's all good! The vocals are better, too. There's great harmony riffs, thrash, and more. It ends too soon though. The actually CD is about 68 minutes, but there's only around 46 minutes of music. The other 20 is just nothing, and around the end, Josh Homme's voice can be heard reading a letter.
Well, I highly recommend picking this up. It's the best metal album in a while. Damn, finally something good! Go out and buy this, you'll love it.
MASTODON "BLOOD MOUNTAIN" - 4/5