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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.88 | 325 ratings

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5 stars Mastodon's 2nd release is a real MASTERPIECE!

Mastodon make their appearance to the Extreme-Technical Metal Scene with a really good and promising debut, Remission. Their unique style, which is being perfected with Leviathan's release, immediately surprises everyone! In fact, the band presents something totally different from everything heard before.

Their music consists of extremely difficult compositions that are full of fast, technical, aggressive guitar riffs and drum performances, as well of psychedelic and strangely arranged ideas. The vocals present two sides. The first one consists of aggressive, nearly- brutal vocals (Brent's Hinds vocals). The second one, of clean vocals that are beautifully put into some awesome melodic paths (Troy's Sanders vocals). As was described, the guitar riffs are very aggressive and technical, psychedelic and breathtaking. That gives the group their unique style. Bran Dailor is one of the best drummers of the recent years, presenting his own character, filled with virtuosing playings. Bill Kelliher, also adds his rock to this monster called Mastodon, performing marvellous playing, too.

Mastodon's playing, maybe took some elements from Meshuggah's style. But Mastodon, also managed to build an awesome style of composing and performing extreme-technical music. Leviathan is considered to be an album that changed the whole extreme known sound.

Mastodon are already a very notable and capable band that will continue to surprise with its following releases, rendering itself as one of the most influencing bands of the 00's.

Must-listen band and a must-have album! 5 stars...

FatalV | 5/5 |


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