New Mastodon: Sounds Kind of Like Old Mastodon

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    ehh I'd say it's still in line with their last album, at least in terms of vocals. The guitar work and drumming definitely feels more like Hunter/Once More Round the Sun, not quite as raw as Leviathan/BloodMountain/Remission.
    I still dig it.
     
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    Stoked to check it out.

    Need to put some albums back on the ole iPod.
     
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    I don't know, I think you're hung up on the 30 seconds of the drummer singing. I don't think it sounds anything like the last album. Once More Round the Sun did have 2 or 3 songs like this that got my hopes up though.
     
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    Listening for the 2nd time now, I really enjoy this style of them, hints of Leviathan while also getting that newer, OMRTS vibe. If the next album is all like this, I'm onboard (which I've said about I think every album besides whatever that Toes song was on)
     
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    Holy shit. That put a smile on my face. I’m looking forward to this.
     
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    Compilation album I see, not entirely disappointing but not a whole new album. Track list:


    Medium Rarities:

    01 Fallen Torches
    02 A Commotion
    03 Asleep in the Deep (Instrumental)
    04 Capillarian Crest (Live)
    05 A Spoonful Weighs a Ton
    06 Toe to Toes (Instrumental)
    07 Circle of Cysquatch (Live)
    08 Atlanta (Ft. Gibby Haynes)
    09 Jaguar God (Instrumental)
    10 Cut You Up With a Linoluem Knife
    11 Blood & Thunder (Live)
    12 White Walker
    13 Halloween (Instrumental)
    14 Crystal Skull (Live)
    15 Orion
    16 Iron Tusk (Live)
     
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    A Flaming Lips cover huh? Not what I would've expected from them, but could be cool.
     
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    As long as there’s some new stuff even kind of like curl of the burl I’ll enjoy throwing it on. That particular album almost gave me Queens of the Stone Age (album 1) vibes. Idk, it was just good.
     
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    Love the new song, solid track, Digging the sound A lot!
     
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    I guess it depends on what your frame of reference is for "old Mastodon". To me, this track just sounds like the heavy rock band that the Mastodon guys made after they lost the magic, no different to anything they've done for since the end of the Crack the Skye era.

    Old Mastodon:

     
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    I think it's the production, and the use of the DAFCGA style tuning that gives me the "old" vibe like you'd hear with Remission/Leviathan era. It's definitely more in the newer album category as a whole, but I'd say it's a 60/40 split, prominent enough to hear it, but if fans aren't crazy about that era, it's not the whole sound; or if they do, it's a reminder that Mastodon can still bring it out when they want.
     
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    Oh man, I think I found out why I might also dig this track as much as I do, the opening riff is stupidly similar to Arch Enemy's "Fields of Desolation" from the Johann era

     
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    You could tell the tuning by listening to the track?

    For reference, I don't know their tuning on any album.
     
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    I'm making an educated guess, especially with the YT compression (Spotify's is definitely clearer) but it sounds like the other tracks they've used it on, the contrast between the chords and the single notes like High Road's makes me think it's their octave tuning (no clue if dropped 6th string has an actual name used for it)

     
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    Brent and Bill call it the Neurosis tuning (AGCFAD), since that's where they got the idea. Neurosis uses it all the time. Funny enough Periphery sometimes uses a variation of it and calls it the mastodon tuning.
     
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    Learned some cool stuff today. Appreciate it :yesway:.
     
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    Ah, that explains it then as my knowledge of Neurosis is that I always confuse them with Sylosis (who I also know nothing about :lol: ) and that I probably should check them out if they do the dropped 6th style tuning as well.
     
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    Neurosis is basically one of the godfathers of sludge. Once you hear them it's really obvious how much they influenced Mastodon and the other bands from that early 2000s ATL sludge scene (Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk) with their jangly tunings, droning strings and hardcore punk vibes
     
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