Mastodon share new track

2020-07-31 by Fernando Alves CONTRIBUTOR | 40 Comments
Atlanta metallers Mastodon are streaming the brand new track 'Fallen Torches' from their upcoming compilation Medium Rarities, out September 11th, 2020. The song features a guest appearance by Neurosis' Scott Kelly.

Stream 'Fallen Torches' below.



Band comments: "This classic MASTODON track was recorded in Atlanta in 2019, originally planned to be released in support of a European tour. The track was delayed so the band could focus on the release of 'Stairway To Nick John', a tribute to [MASTODON's] late, long time manager Nick John, with proceeds going to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pacreatic Cancer Research in his honor."

Medium Rarities tracklist:

01. Fallen Torches
02. A Commotion (FEIST cover)
03. Asleep In The Deep (instrumental)
04. Capillarian Crest (live)
05. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (THE FLAMING LIPS cover)
06. Toe To Toes (instrumental)
07. Circle Of Cysquatch (live)
08. Atlanta (feat. Gibby Haynes)
09. Jaguar God (instrumental)
10. Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife
11. Blood & Thunder
12. White Walker
13. Halloween (instrumental)
14. Crystal Skull (live)
15. Orion (METALLICA cover)
16. Iron Tusk (live)

Tagged: Mastodon

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Scheumke
July 31st 2020
1800 Comments


Medium rarities really? Didn't Cattle Decapitation have a compilation with the same name or something? Checked, yes they did.

CugnoBrasso
July 31st 2020
1034 Comments


Yeah, at least it's coherent with cattle decap's name and vegan ideology. Mastodon probably did it for the lulz.

Marphalla
July 31st 2020
3 Comments


I adore Mastodon, but I'm not really a huge fan of this song tbh. It feels like a huge amalgamation of ideas that don't pair well together at all.

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CugnoBrasso
July 31st 2020
1034 Comments


Which is probably why it didn't make it into any of their major releases.

CugnoBrasso
July 31st 2020
1034 Comments


Ok, I just read the description, nevermind

DominionMM1
July 31st 2020
18915 Comments


another dud

Marphalla
July 31st 2020
3 Comments


Pretty much.

supremejelly
July 31st 2020
1193 Comments


Pretty excited to hear Orion

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Demon of the Fall
July 31st 2020
16548 Comments


*looks at track-listing* Oh yes that painfully obscure Mastodon rarity - ‘Blood & Thunder’.

Have very little interest in this tbh.

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MercySeat
July 31st 2020
272 Comments


Foo Fighters also had Medium Rare if that counts

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vermillionZ
July 31st 2020
335 Comments


Not really interested in a rarities album that almost exclusively exists out of instrumental, live or cover songs.. The new song is amazing though.

BallsToTheWall
July 31st 2020
50022 Comments


Solid track.

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Flugmorph
July 31st 2020
22896 Comments


nice to hear scott kelly again

Lichtbringer
July 31st 2020
356 Comments


Tracklist is such a disappointment.
Song is real good though.

CygnusX1
July 31st 2020
631 Comments


Yeah that song was pretty cool. I'm always down for more mastodon jams. Tracklist is really meh tho, not really worth getting excited about.

garas
July 31st 2020
4711 Comments


Great song, the main-riff is really good! (Kinda felt like it was written by Teloch, haha!)

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thecheatisnotdead
July 31st 2020
1052 Comments


Man, "Linoleum Knife" takes me back.

But yeah, tracklist overall is kind of disappointingly heavy on the live/instrumental/alt take thing, which is fine for what it is, I guess, but not my cup of tea.

VlacDrac
August 1st 2020
892 Comments


It's really a shame what happened to this band.

Song is avarage as best, the best thing in it is Kelly's feature.

bloc
August 1st 2020
62097 Comments


Yawn

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renegadestrings
August 1st 2020
1529 Comments


Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife.. excellent. Bring on the college humor.
“Do not crinkle your food wrappers loudly. Be considerate to others or I will bite your torso and give you a disease.”

bananatossing
August 1st 2020
1298 Comments


Such a wasted opportunity to leave their best covers from this: Just Got Paid, The Bit, Stairway to Heaven and Emerald.

chemicalmarriage
August 1st 2020
3158 Comments


Y'all are lame as fuck, I'm buying this

Beardog
August 1st 2020
3661 Comments


I think this song is pretty nice actually, didn't expect it

Eons
August 1st 2020
2763 Comments


flaming lips cover?

Eons
August 1st 2020
2763 Comments


they should go back to writing pop prog rock like on Crack the Skye

BigPleb
August 1st 2020
60784 Comments


Song is fun, nice to hear Kelly as always.

oWhoadYo
August 1st 2020
2320 Comments


Mastodon has to be one of the worst metal bands of the last 25 years or so. Just consistently awful and cringey music

CosmicPie
August 1st 2020
2604 Comments


Lawd. What a statement.

Kompys2000
August 1st 2020
4282 Comments


Welp my only expectation for this was that it would include their cover of "Just Got Paid" and they failed me :/

Mabbitt
August 1st 2020
1770 Comments


Song is pretty cool, tracklist for the album is not.

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JayEnder
August 1st 2020
7608 Comments


"Mastodon has to be one of the worst metal bands of the last 25 years or so. Just consistently awful and cringey music"

People like you ruin this site

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Kompys2000
August 1st 2020
4282 Comments


Y'all really acting like a dude who 4.5ed Audioslave has opinions worth considering huh

Sinternet
August 1st 2020
22692 Comments


idk they've stunk pretty hard for over a decade now

in that time the only release of theirs ive enjoyed was the ep a couple years ago, outside of that they've been so dull and uninspired

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Ryus
August 1st 2020
19350 Comments


nice dig sint prob my favorite release of the year so far

Demon of the Fall
August 1st 2020
16548 Comments


Sint’s right, but to say they were NEVER good, or worse ‘awful/cringey’ (like that other dude) is way off base.

Mabbitt
August 2nd 2020
1770 Comments


Personally I've found every album of theirs to be enjoyable. The newer albums have a lot more pop influence but I think they pull it off super well.

Jasdevi087
August 2nd 2020
6216 Comments


genuinely curious as to how the fuck they play "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton"

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
August 2nd 2020
27119 Comments


lol me too

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rockarollacola
August 3rd 2020
302 Comments


Not too many kind words on this track,but I personally think it's pretty solid. Doesn't look like it would be worth purchasing, but glad White Walker will be getting an official release.

BlazinBlitzer
August 4th 2020
1535 Comments


I've been a Mastodon fan for years and even liked much of their last album, but the production choices for this song are so bizarre. It just sounds so filtered and muffled. I also felt that the blending between older-era guitar sounds and newer-era song structure sounded really awkward. With that said, I'm still looking forward to a new LP from them.



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