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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.72 | 387 ratings

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3 stars Having wrapped up their "four elements"-themed series of albums with Crack the Skye, Mastodon must have been ready for a change, and The Hunter certainly is that. Presenting a more accessible and less overtly technical Mastodon than we've seen in a long time, this is light progresssive metal with stoner and sludge influences that feels a bit like Mastodon on holiday - taking a break from trying to push the boundaries of the genre and simply having a bit of fun with some corny stoner metal material. The end result is a decidedly listenable album which would be a great first choice for anyone just getting into the band, except precisely because it's a bit simpler in approach than previous releases it ends up missing out some of the most distinctive thematic elements of their work.
Warthur | 3/5 |


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