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THE HUNTER

Mastodon

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.67 | 430 ratings

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eduardico21
2 stars The first thing I have to say about The Hunter is that for me is the worst album the band has ever recorded. On one hand it has some songs that I really love, "The Hunter", "Stargasm" and "Curl of the Burl" specially. On the other hand, the rest of the album is not memorable at all and in some moments is plain bad.

The lyrics are silly as hell. I get it, after all that many concept albums they were trying to do something more direct and fun for them to play, which is not a bad thing at all if the songs are good. The shame is that it's not the case.

I don't even have that much to say about this album. After the other reviews I've done this is gonna be a lot shorter in comparison, which is an indicator of how uninteresting this LP is. If they have taken "Black Tongue", "Curl of the Burl" (which are two simple and direct songs but very well written), and the trippyness of "The Hunter", "The Sparrow" and "Stargasm" and have made an EP, I would give that work 4 stars. But that's not the case, and this is full of filler.

"Creature Lives" is possible the worst song the band has ever done. And I don't really like "Blasteroid", "Thickening" and "Spectrelight" (a poor attempt to return to the Leviathan style) that much too. The rest of the songs are listenable but nothing too special, and will fade out from your memory as soon as the CD ends.

My recommendation is that you listen to the five songs I've highlighted and go listen to the previous and later albums, because this is the only Mastodon album not worth diving at it.

eduardico21 | 2/5 |

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