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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by ghost_of_karelia, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    No I totally agree, it's on par with leviathan or blood mountain for me as far as replayability.
     
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    Sang-Drax God is dad

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    I agree, and I'm never been much of a Mastodon fan aside from a few stellar songs. This album, though, whoa. Amazing!
     
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    wankerness SS.org Regular

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    I finally listened to this. After a couple listens, I'm not entirely sure what to think. It's a lot more high-energy all the way through, and I like all the songs, but there also aren't really any songs that stand up with the best of their material, besides MAYBE scorpion breath. Like, there aren't really any of those awesome banjo-style riffs like on Quintessence or Bedazzled Fingernails. I'll have to give it some closer listens. I like the whole thing, I think it's more consistently good than the last couple, but the peaks seemed lower!
     
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    I listened to it again start to finish today and it's really growing on me. I think Steambreather may still be my favourite track. That chorus is just so goddamned catchy.
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Not crazy at all. This album is pretty amazing.
     
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    Yep, I'm probably in the 25-ish listens range now and it's still up there with the big three (Leviathan, BM, CtS).


    I wish that bit at the end of Scorpion Breath (the riff that sounds chicken picked) was longer though, absolutely badass. Pretty unparalleled for a band to be nearly 20 years old and knock out stuff of this quality!
     
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    Dredg Insignificant Contributor

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    Just saw Mastodon on 5/20

    Killer show. Not a lot of stage presence, not a lot needed.
     
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    TheHandOfStone E♭M7(♭5)

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    I had a ticket to see these guys in Philly, but sadly I had to miss the show. They're still one of my all-time favorites, so bleh.

    As for this album, I admittedly haven't listened to it in around a month. I don't hate it or feel betrayed like some long-time fans, but it just doesn't grip me like their 2000's output. Oh well...sometimes bands and fans just grow apart.
     
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    Definitely a more radio friendly endeavor, but then again I'm ok with their new stuff. Great metal to relax to.
     
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    Saw this song pop up on Spotify the other day and looked into it a bit more. Pretty cool story behind it. Full article here:
    https://loudwire.com/mastodon-brann-dailor-stairway-nick-john-crack-the-skye-2020-album/

    TL;DR version: Their manager, Nick John, died last year after a battle with cancer. Mastodon was asked to play at his funeral and decided to play Stairway to Heaven, and while they were playing the song, Joe from Gojira was recording it on his phone and later told them that it sounded great. They decided to record it and release it on Record Store Day to commemorate Nick's favourite holiday and have his face in every record store across the country, which is super cool in my books.

    Also, as far as covering Stairway itself, they even acknowledge how preposterous it is to do a recorded cover of that song because of how huge it is, but damnit I think they pulled it off extremely well.
     
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    777timesgod Officially the unofficial Forum Censor

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    Very nice of them to do, it would be nice if money from the release could go to a cancer patients group.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    As a fan of both bands I actually like that cover.
     
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    Mastodon is one of the few bands that can decide to cover Zeppelin and get away with it. Sounds amazing!
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    I never thought anyone could pull it off, I was not expecting it to be so good
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Has anyone seen the Crack the Skye tour yet? Or has that even started :p

    It’s BY FAR my favorite album of theirs, and if the show is great I might make a long drive to see it. Unfortunately they have two dates in Wisconsin, and both of them are in the middle of hick rock fests that have a 100 dollar or so entry fee on top of the individual band ticket, and I have zero interest in the other 25 or so bands on the bill. The next closest is four hours away in Minneapolis, but I might be able to justify that one!
     
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    Bumpity bump. Curious about tour reports ASAP before I start trying to make plans to go to Minneapolis. :D Looks like it starts today? I haven't heard Coheed and Cambria since that Come With Me-sounding song that was in Rock Band.
     
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    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    Coheed and Cambria is a good live show, and I'm far from a fan of theirs. I'd go.

    Crack the Skye and Remission are my two favorite albums of theirs, so I like their dynamic change in sound nearly as much as their monstrous pummel-storm from early on. I was less than enthused by everything since Crack the Skye, but I did thoroughly enjoy Emperor of Sand. I'm motivated to listen again and let that one marinate a little.
     
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    I have tickets for the Brooklyn show on Friday, should be a rad time; I saw Mastodon outdoors last April up in Maine, and they were back in form for that, so seeing them do CtS start to finish should be pretty crazy.
     
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    Awesome, let us know how it is! The venue in Minneapolis is huge so I'm not very scared of a sell-out, so I'm putting off buying until I know I can drag someone else with me cause I don't really like driving for multiple four hour stretches by myself. If it's REALLY great, though, I will probably just go regardless of whether I'm alone!
     

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