Mastodon
Lifesblood


4.0
excellent

Review

by Pizza USER (6 Reviews)
January 15th, 2006 | 18 replies | 10,945 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Mastodon is going to be the next big metal band any time now. So far in their career they have released two full albums and an E.P., Lifesblood. This E.P. Lifesblood is the second release of Mastodons work, following �Call Of The Mastodon�. The production of this E.P. compared to their later releases is not the best, but the band still plays strong with great skill. The vocals are a little more manic than in the later releases, but everything fits in exactly where it needs to be. The drumming by Brann Dailor is, as always, absolutely amazing. He is one of the best metal drummers out there. The guitars on this E.P. are more of a sharp type and not as heavy and thick as in the later albums.

MASTODON IS:
Brann Dailor: Drums
Troy Sanders: Bass, Vocals
Brent Hinds: Guitar, Vocals
Bill Kelliher: Guitar

Shadows That Move � The first song on the E.P., �Shadows That Move� is a great intro song to this 5-song masterpiece. It starts off with a man speaking angrily, which sets the mood for the song. Then all the instruments come in with a huge explosion. The vocals are great as a growl and they add to the whole song. The guitars in this sing are epic, very heavy and also fast at times. The drumming is amazing as usual with Dailor, and the bass backs everything up well. 10/10

Welcoming War � this is the second song, and it is much faster than the first one. The vocals remain at a growl sound and the guitars play some nifty parts while Dailor just goes crazy on his set. This is a really great song, but not the best on the disk. 7/10

We Built This Come Death � the song starts off fast with strange guitars, and then the vocals come in with a weird effect on them. This song is a good one that takes some listening to for getting used to. I love the background voices on this one. A pretty short song, but great nonetheless. 8/10

Hail To Fire � 4th song, starting off with a man talking about how a man wants his eggs cooked better than they get cooked now. A little strange, but appropriate. This song is a fast one, and a short one two, clocking in at just over 2 minutes. You could compare this song to �Crusher Destroyer� off of their first album, since they are both a two minute mosh marathon of a song. Perhaps this even beats �Crusher Destroyer� in some peoples� minds, and in mine it sure does. 9/10

Battle At Sea � the closing song off the E.P. and it does just that. It starts off slow with a man talking in the background of the guitar playing. Then the drums come in and everything has a very dark feel to it. Everything explodes with the distorted guitars, and the vocals are a deep growl with another scream over them. Very fast drums in the middle and a cool guitar riff along with them. The standout on this song is definitely the drumming; Dailor just does an amazing job with his small set. The song ends with them yelling �wage no war brutal sea laugh at you can't have me�. Great song. 9/10

After listening to �Remission� or �Leviathan�, you may be a bit surprised with what this music sounds like, but if you are into Mastodon then you definitely need to check this out. Great E.P. out of these guys and is should please you. 4/10



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Pizza
January 19th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow, 4 days and no comments at all. anybody like this e.p.?

Cravinov13
January 19th 2006



3854 Comments


Your review was good. I think that there were comments on this review and they just got deleted or something.
I liked this CD, but Levithian was better.

Pizza
January 19th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks. yeah everything got deleted from when the site crashed or something last week.
i think leviathan was better too

Thor
January 19th 2006



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I loved this EP, especially the funny sample in the third song.

Pizza
January 24th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ha yeah.

100th comment. yeayeahThis Message Edited On 01.24.06

jimay333
February 16th 2006



433 Comments


Why is there 3 Lifesblood albums posted? And only one review...

Pizza
February 16th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah i was wondering the same thing.

Confessed2005
July 17th 2007



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Another underrated Mastodon release that doesn't get enough credit.

Cool review.

Toltec7Arrival
July 24th 2007



55 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like the intro to Shadows That Move with the guy screaming "...I'm tlaking about my life, I can't seem to get that through to you. I'm not just talking about one person, I'm talking about everybody. I'm talking about form! I'm talking about content! I'm talking about interrelationships! I'm talking about God, the Devil, hell, heaven! Do you understand!? Finally!?" I love how he gets progressively angrier.

Omio
February 5th 2009



28 Comments


I don't like this review.

LifeW4asted
February 8th 2009



46 Comments


I love Battle at sea


KYZAR
April 29th 2009



513 Comments


i think that call of tha mastodon is after lifes blood because it is the redone demos.

MentalityOfA
May 27th 2009



1213 Comments


There's only 5 songs.

AriWilson
September 26th 2010



22 Comments


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

GhettoHmbrglr
August 4th 2012



571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sloppy slimy eggz

Grizzlypyro
June 26th 2014



101 Comments


"Great E.P. out of these guys and is should please you.

4/10."

Uh, might want to fix that man.


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ShadowRemains
June 26th 2014



20230 Comments


good job in requesting edits of an 8 year old review

BigPleb
June 26th 2014



33987 Comments


Probably riffs hard.

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