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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.76 | 376 ratings

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Mastodon are a band with a very unique, very big sound.The name is apt. Powerful, driving guitar lines, growling vocals and most importantly, fantastically complex, fast drumming full of bulldozering rolls that are the real driving force of the music.

The drumming of Brann Dailor is nothig more than fantasic and is by far the best drummer in the metal world, no doubt about that one. Just listen to the drums and you can hear that its alive and so thight that I often only focus on them when listenting to Mastodons albums.

Listening to the album is rarely depressing. Rooted by the frantic, jazz-influenced, and always inventive drumming of Brann Dailor (surely one of the premier sticksmen in metal, a man whose chaotic beats and fills drive and define the music in a similar way to that of Dave Lombardo of Slayer), and characterised by the varied guitarwork of Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, Blood Mountain is equal parts uplifting and confusing.

Blood Mountain is Mastodon's finest work to date, an epic album of power and creativity that pushes musical boundaries while still staying true to Mastodon's sound.

If you've any interest, whatsoever, in rock music in any of its subgenre forms, you need to afford Blood Mountain some considerable attention

Kid.A | 4/5 |


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