Mastodon - The Hunter
Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal
The Hunter takes a sludgier turn than Crack The Skye did. The tracks are shorter, faster, harder hitting, and far more intense. However, this isn't the level of intensity Leviathan, Remission, or Blood Mountain have. It feels far more accessible. It has a lighter production along with a more friendly sound.
Tracks like Blasteroid rip your guts out with deathly riffs and intense brum playing while Curl of The Burl is lighter and friendlier in comparison. The album retains it's prog sound to a certain extent, though. The track The Creature Lives has sort of a Pink Floyd vibe to it. All The Heavy Lifting has a catchy hook and an equally catchy chorus. The title track, however, is fairly boring and the more accessible sound may disappoint some fans.
It's a nice album and a perfect introduction to those looking to get into Mastodon. It gives a decent feel of their prog and sludge sides and at the same time is a more accessible album.
Dry Bone Valley
All The Heavy Lifting
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