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REMISSION

Mastodon

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.51 | 133 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars 6/10

Energetic debut, mixed feelings.

Mastodon is one of the strongest names in modern heavy metal, and it is not difficult to identify why, with your sound heavy and full of influences. But what sets it apart from other bands of the genre (which I believe is the main reason why they are here on the site) is the way they are worth the aesthetic and progressive jazz, reflected in measures disparate and intricate instrumental sections.

This is even more evident with the drummer Brann Dailor, a genius who is absolutely the highlight here. Seldom heard a battery so furious and energetic, and God, that's wonderful! As a drummer, that's what I pay my attention, and Dailor quickly occupied a position in my list of best drummers.

If they keep up with this range of influences, would not hesitate to give them a higher rating. But unfortunately the album is weakened by the use of guttural growls of vocalists (yes, there are more than one). I can not stand it. I mean, it is one thing to hear a guy like Devin Townsend making use of its eclectic range of vocals in their music, another to hear an album that guys just scream! Never liked this kind of vocal and with Mastodon is not gonna like that. For at least the next album they will offer us more clean vocals ...

3 stars because of growls. But other than that, it's a chilling debut, and I'm still convinced that I will be quite surprised by this band.

voliveira | 3/5 |

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