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LEVIATHAN

Mastodon

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.86 | 261 ratings

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Kid.A
4 stars Believe the hype......Best album from 2004

Leviathan was my first meeting with Mastodon and I was dazzeled after the first listen. The drumming is so near perfect. My first thought was that this was an mix between Slayer and Metallica (first 4 albums). The riffs are powerful and the drumming is fantastic. They mix thrash metal with heavy metal with progmetal with hardcore with sludge..

I often find my self just listening to the drumming on this album, just focusing on it, trying to listen where its goingl. It lives it own life and its not there just the keep the beat.

On tracks like the blistering "I Am Ahab", the band revels in one of its most tightly structured offerings to date, showing precision and patience roaring with power chords and drummer Brann Dailor's mastery of playing both within and around the groove. Their confidence is such that they're quite capable of building an awesome wall of drone and harmony and then getting the fuck of its way. Less is more.....

The album comes to a mesmerizing climax on the nearly 14-minute epic "Hearts Alive", a classic progressive metal track in every way. Highly reccomended

The cover of this album is infact what made me interested in listening to it. Its a great cover design that caught my attention. It also sets the mood of the music and tells the concept behind it. Many songs is about the ocean, whales and Moby Dick. Just like the cover.

Leviathan is a record that demands several listens to fully appreciate.

4,5/5

Kid.A | 4/5 |

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