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05-01-14 6:00 am
Emperor of Sand
After the seemingly half-baked Round the Sun, Mastodon put out a cohesive collection of songs that fully explore the
sound they have been moving towards since The Hunter.
What we get here is what Round the Sun should have been but never got the chance to be. A collection of dense songs
that go into all sorts of style whilst still retaining the strong songwriting they showcased on The Hunter. Nothing here is
straightforward or simple as that album, though.
Mastodon have also brought back two things in a big way:
1) Brent's solos are bigger and more shreddy than ever; he plays like we haven't hear
The Long Road Home
This is the most fun I have heard Danny have in years. It's more like someone doing an imitation of country they heard on the radio and the near-constant references to booze get old but this is nowhere near as bad as it could have been.r
A competent album with a bit of an identity crisis. At times it is a twangy, heavy metalcore album
and sometimes it takes on a tr00-pop punk emo vibe.
Excellent production here makes it worth a listen. These guys will be a band to keep an eye on
providing they can sharpen up their songwriting and reign in the more generic metalcore part of
their sound. Currently, they excel at the more Emo side of their sound.
Night Terrors was a hardcore album, this is a nu metal on 8 strings and the tempo slowed by 30%. rDo they wanna be nu or tough guy hXc? They don't seem to know.
First album was pretty good this is just weird. Sounds like Mike Patton and early Linkin Park had a
baby with a an edgy metalcore band.
The Violent Sleep of Reason
been dry for a bit over a week now. had a lot of problems with it over the past 8-10 months tho fr
December 12 09:58 PM
it's not the end of the world fo sure, but the lack of a home and endless dependency//clinical depression will be
December 12 09:34 PM
ehhh, easy to say
December 12 09:03 PM
yeah it's a bit of a raw one
December 12 06:22 PM
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