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    Posted: December 12 2012 at 00:13
What do you guys think of Mastodon?
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Crack The Skye is awesome.  The rest, not as much.  (Actually haven't heard Blood Mountain, though.)
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Kind of a hit-and-miss band with me. The songs they write in an epic vibe are usually really really good and I could easily listen to them for hours ("Sleeping Giant", This Mortal Soil", "Ghost of Karelia", "The Last Baron", "The Hunter", to name a few). Unfortunately, they do so much other stuff, a lot of which leaves me cold.
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Blood Mountain and on is great, peaking at CtS. Their thrash and much more harsh sound doesn't appeal whatsoever.
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Mastodon is fantastic
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The Hunter may be one of my favorite albums of all time. Its amazingly awesome- and it NEVER gets old- ever. 
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The Hunter kind of sucks IMO, rest of their albums are all really good.
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I have really gotten into Crack the Skye and The Hunter. didn't think I'd like them-much heavier than anything else I usually listen to-but my brother told me to give them a try. He was right! Not crazy about the earlier stuff-too growly and thrashy for me.

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they are heavier than necessary.  they have potential to be HUGE.  i'm glad to see bands like them and coheed out there bringing in the crowds.  i just don't understand the love for loud harsh music...especially when it's so compressed on the CD.

incidentally, the bass player goes to my pool.  they are just regular dudes.  they fit in well because our neighborhood has lots of long haired guys, me included ;-)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dtguitarfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2012 at 16:30
Originally posted by yanch

I have really gotten into Crack the Skye and The Hunter. didn't think I'd like them-much heavier than anything else I usually listen to-but my brother told me to give them a try. He was right! Not crazy about the earlier stuff-too growly and thrashy for me.


This, for me.  Crack the Skye has become one of my favorite albums for me, and I like The Hunter, but pretty much not into anything else by them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2012 at 16:33
I've only heard Crack the Sky. Love that one! Planning to explore their music further.
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Never got the fuss. Their music has some nice moments but any of those are always ruined by terrible vocals
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Mastodon has amazing vocalists. 
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Originally posted by Horizons

Mastodon has amazing vocalists. 
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They're not talented in any traditional sense as vocalists, but they have very interesting timbres. I couldn't imagine their music with anyone else but Brent and Troy singing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 10:17
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by Horizons

Mastodon has amazing vocalists. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ProgMetaller2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2012 at 01:11
Originally posted by Sumdeus

Never got the fuss. Their music has some nice moments but any of those are always ruined by terrible vocals

Like vocals are supposed to be that important with u there can't be a double standardLOLLOL
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? what are you referring to?
Sumdeus - unique, ambitious music with a wide range of influences and ideas.
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Love them, though I don't care much for their debut Remission. Leviathan and Blood Mountain have got some amazing songs on there but a couple that I could do without, Crack the Skye is a pure masterpiece and The Hunter a strong follow up.
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Crack the Skye is absolutely fantastic, Leviathan and The Hunter are great too, but not that awesome. Blood Mountain is kinda too simplistic for me.
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