I just don't get it. This is the first Mastodon record I've listened to every song from, and I pray that it gets better. The reviews for their follow-up albums are great, but so is this one. So I am a bit concerned. I just don't understand any of the fuss of this album. The drumming is absolutely phenomenal, and the guitar riffing shows countless signs of talent. But forming those two talents into a song doesn't work in my opinion. Every song on here is just a pain to listen to. It's proof that talent doesn't necessarily mean good music.