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Mastodon

Postby rockgeek » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:10 pm


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Re: Mastodon

Postby ANXIETY » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:59 pm

Didn't enjoy their performance in 2009, but they are the only band I really care about in the recent announcement. Hope I enjoy them this year as they are a fantastic band.
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Re: Mastodon

Postby McMenemy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:25 pm

ANXIETY wrote:Didn't enjoy their performance in 2009, but hope I enjoy them this year as they are a fantastic band.

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Re: Mastodon

Postby Hysteria » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:54 pm

Anything off Crack The Skye is amazing, as it's just that, an amazing album.

Though 'Iron Tusk' and 'Blood and Thunder' off Leviathan are just harrowingly good.
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Re: Mastodon

Postby Disgruntled Jim » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:35 pm

Crack The Skye is easily their most accessible album. So for recommended tracks..

1.Divinations
2.Colony Of Birchmen
3.Blood And Thunder
4.Oblivion
5.March Of The Fire Ants

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Re: Mastodon

Postby hybrid theorist » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:15 pm

MalevolentJim wrote:Crack The Skye is easily their most accessible album. So for recommended tracks..

1.Divinations
2.Colony Of Birchmen
3.Blood And Thunder
4.Oblivion
5.March Of The Fire Ants

I personally think Leviathan is more accessible, especially to metal fans, a lot more straight up heaviness imo. switch Iron Tusk for Divinations and they're the songs I'd recommend to a newbie.
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Re: Mastodon

Postby MetalNinja » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:09 pm

I'd love to hear:
1. Blood and Thunder
2. Oblivion
3. Naked Burn
4. The Last Baron
5. March of the Fire Ants
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Re: Mastodon

Postby Disgruntled Jim » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:34 pm

hybrid theorist wrote:
MalevolentJim wrote:Crack The Skye is easily their most accessible album. So for recommended tracks..

1.Divinations
2.Colony Of Birchmen
3.Blood And Thunder
4.Oblivion
5.March Of The Fire Ants

I personally think Leviathan is more accessible, especially to metal fans, a lot more straight up heaviness imo. switch Iron Tusk for Divinations and they're the songs I'd recommend to a newbie.


Thats the point of it being accessible. The lighter stuff is usually easier to get into, especially for those not that used to metal.

As there are rock fans here too like..

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Re: Mastodon

Postby hybrid theorist » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:38 pm

MalevolentJim wrote:
hybrid theorist wrote:I personally think Leviathan is more accessible, especially to metal fans, a lot more straight up heaviness imo.

Thats the point of it being accessible. The lighter stuff is usually easier to get into, especially for those not that used to metal.

As there are rock fans here too like..

fair point, but I think songs like Iron Tusk and I Am Ahab are just straight up metal songs, that anyone who likes that genre would enjoy.
the songs on Crack The Skye are more meandering, and difficult imo. I'm not saying that the songs on Leviathan are simple, but simpler at least.
I was going along the lines of "simple = accessible", not "heavier = accessible"
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Re: Mastodon

Postby Disgruntled Jim » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:45 pm

Maybe..Crack the Skye was more progressive than say Leviathan..they're almost completely different sounding.

Blood Mountain however was like a mix of the two though if you know what I mean. This is why they're progressive, their sound changes each album but it's a structured change..Most metal fans don't get this at first. For a metal fan, you're probably right about Leviathan being the "to get" album..."Crack The Skye I'd still say is for the rock fan that isn't used to heavy music yet.

Either way, we can both agree they make excellent music :mrgreen:

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Re: Mastodon

Postby hybrid theorist » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:55 pm

MalevolentJim wrote:Either way, we can both agree they make excellent music :mrgreen:

aye, quality band.

you're right about the progression. there's a definate line between the three. my personal order of preference is Leviathan > Crack The Skye > Blood Mountain
Blood Mountain is a good album, but there wasnt anything that grabbed me about it. couldnt believe it when it got "album of the year" across the board. felt there might be a bit of Emperors New Clothes about it.
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Re: Mastodon

Postby mrpaul » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:23 am

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

YES!

So happy with this, I adore this band :mrgreen:
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Re: Mastodon

Postby AverageJoe » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:28 am

One of the first metal bands I ever saw live, BRILLIANT!

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Re: Mastodon

Postby yituool » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:50 am

I didn't like Crack The Skye. I preferred it when they were more of a sludge band, and could crush stuff. Remission was their best album.
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Re: Mastodon

Postby Stormboy » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:05 am

Elephant Man! Mother Puncher! Aqua dementia!......... what a band :music-rockon:
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Re: Mastodon

Postby mrpaul » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:32 am

Stormboy wrote:Aqua dementia!


Definitely in my top 3 :D

I'd say:

1) Iron Tusk
2) Aqua Dementia
3) The Wolf Is Loose
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Re: Mastodon

Postby DIO » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:42 pm

I love them :) seen them live a few times and they've been great everytime.
Crack The Skye was one of my favourite albums of 2009, only beaten by LoG's Wrath that year :lol:
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Re: Mastodon

Postby daveportivo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:11 pm

C'est Magnifique...

looking forward to seeing them at a festival that isn't Reading.

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Re: Mastodon

Postby Tambam » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:46 pm

Missed them in 09 so very happy their playing :mrgreen:
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Postby MrsRainey » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:58 pm

would definitely recommend the wolf is loose to people who are into heavy stuff, one of my favourites :D
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Re: Mastodon

Postby highwayblind » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Great band, seen them twice live and they didn't disapoint either time. I missed sonisphere 09 so I can't comment on whether they were good or not, but I saw them support Metallica and a headline show in wolverhampton where they played crack the skye in full!

Recommended songs for newbies:

1)March Of The Fire Ants
2)Oblivion
3)Divinations
4)Iron Tusk
5)Blood And Thunder
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Re: Mastodon

Postby el nombre » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:04 am

So excited to finally see these :D

Dissapointed nobody has mentioned "cut you up with a linoleum knife" - even if it is a joke song its frakking hilarious
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Re: Mastodon

Postby jbmetalhead » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:50 pm

only just started listening to these guys since the announcement i knew 2 songs anyway. 1 from guitar hero metallica "blood and thunder" and another "Iron Tusk" from Tony Hawks game and A kerrang cd from 2004 CANT WAIT BRING THE CARNAGE!

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Re: Mastodon

Postby highwayblind » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:12 pm

el nombre wrote:So excited to finally see these :D

Dissapointed nobody has mentioned "cut you up with a linoleum knife" - even if it is a joke song its frakking hilarious


Brilliant song!!
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Re: Mastodon

Postby Hypergeek » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:02 pm

Incredible band. I would love to hear The Last Baron live (though it's unlikely in a festival setting)

I recommend:

1. March of the Fire Ants
2. Aqua Dementia
3. Iron Tusk
4. Colony of Birchmen
5. The Last Baron


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