1. Post #1
    Antichristian Heathen Icelandic Bastard
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    June 2008
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    First and foremost why the hell is there no thread about these guys honestly.





    Look at them, they are down to earth. Now for some information.

    Mastodon is grouped under a few different musical genres mostly Progressive or Sludge metal though. They are well known for their concept albums and general craziness of their songs. By crazy I mean odd time signatures, tempo changes and use of hybrid picking and effects.

    Members:

    Brent Hinds (Lead Guitar):


    Bill Kellilher (Rhythm Guitar):


    Troy Sanders (Bass):


    Brann Dailor (Drums):


    They all do vocals

    Their discography is as such:

    Mastodon has 4 studio released albums

    Remission 2002:



    This is Mastodon's first studio release. It is not very solo friendly, but the riffs are really tight and you get a real feel of sludge metal.

    Leviathan 2004:



    My personal favourite album with Mastodon. It's a concept album about Moby Dick. I felt as if I am Ahab should've been the opening song as if telling a story, but Blood and Thunder has a place in the heart of a lot of metal fans and is a very powerful opener. The album flows really well and is moving onto the more progressive side of mastodon.

    Blood Mountain 2006:


    This album is crazy. Capillarian Crest is a perfect example of the absolute madness of this band. I remember watching an interview with Bill Kellilher and he had said that "Brent really wanted to have both of us playing that madness riff, you'll know what I'm talking about, but I said that it would take me 5 years to sit down and learn that playing style."

    This album is very sludgey, yet progressive.

    Crack the Skye 2009:



    This is all out progressive. This album is a tribute to Skye who is the late sister of the drummer Brann Dailor.

    This album is full out concept. It flows very well into each song. The Last Baron I have to say has my all time favourite solo. It's a very touching album and also mentions Rasputin and Icarus.

    They also have two compilation albums:

    Call of the Mastodon:



    Lifesblood:



    Now for some musical content:

    Blood and Thunder:

    Naked Burn:

    O'le Nessie:

    Capillarian Crest:
    Live:

    Studio:

    Hail to Fire:

    Ghost of Karelia:

    Mother Puncher:

    Discuss.
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  2. Post #2
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    FUCK YES! A thread on Mastodon finally! These guys kick some serious ass. You can barely understand what Brent is singing half the time but it's still awesome.
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    favorite band right now and have been for some time

    I've seen them live 3 times now as well

    I have to say they're one of the few, probably the only, band I'd like to actually meet and chat with

  4. Post #4
    Antichristian Heathen Icelandic Bastard
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    favorite band right now and have been for some time

    I've seen them live 3 times now as well

    I have to say they're one of the few, probably the only, band I'd like to actually meet and chat with
    I envy you so much, but yeah they seem like a bunch of cool blokes really. Would be fun to chat it up with them.

  5. Post #5
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    I envy you so much, but yeah they seem like a bunch of cool blokes really. Would be fun to chat it up with them.
    Have you seen the making of (I think) Crack the Skye? Brent was talking about carving this awesome totem pole type thing in his front yard with a chainsaw, with the sun in his eyes and while suffering from horrible vertigo. And on Slayer's Unholy Alliance dvd he said he rakes his leaves to Reign in Blood.

    So, I think he'd probably be the most interesting one to talk to.

  6. Post #6
    loves SHART and apologizes for being a dick
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    yeah I've actually seen them on each album tour minus remission so it's been cool to see them 'evolve' so-to-speak first hand

  7. Post #7
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    I'd love to see them live, I've seen some of their performances on youtube and they seem pretty awesome.

  8. Post #8
    professor cool.'s Avatar
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    hmm. im usually vociferously against metal in all its forms, but i appreciate these guys. they look like they make the kind of music they love, and i dig that.

  9. Post #9
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    August 2007
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    YES, mastodon is unbelievable. I need to get a hold of their other albums. All i have is crack the skye and leviathan and they are both amazing.

  10. Post #10
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    I think there was a thread, but it sank to the bottom of the music forum.

    Edited:

    not complaining about this thread though

  11. Post #11
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    mastodon is my religion

  12. Post #12
    Antichristian Heathen Icelandic Bastard
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    Have you seen the making of (I think) Crack the Skye? Brent was talking about carving this awesome totem pole type thing in his front yard with a chainsaw, with the sun in his eyes and while suffering from horrible vertigo. And on Slayer's Unholy Alliance dvd he said he rakes his leaves to Reign in Blood.

    So, I think he'd probably be the most interesting one to talk to.
    I got all disk specials with them. Making of blood mountain was awesome.

  13. Post #13
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    <3
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    It was inevitably going to happen so I might as well be the one to do it...

    What's everyone's favourite Mastodon album? It'd have to be Crack the Skye for me.

  15. Post #15
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    blood mountain > leviathan > crack the sky > remission > call of the mastodon > jonah hex bullshit

  16. Post #16
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    God I love these guys

  17. Post #17
    Antichristian Heathen Icelandic Bastard
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    I mentioned in the OP that Leviathan is my favourite album with them.

  18. Post #18
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    July 2009
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    There used to be an oooooold thread about these guys. Got into them a couple years ago, still love 'em, hence my name.

    Also if you like Call of the Mastodon, you guys should check out Today is the Day's In the Eyes of God. It features Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher, and it's a bit more extreme. I got it for my birthday yesterday and it kicks ass.

  19. Post #19
    Antichristian Heathen Icelandic Bastard
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    There used to be an oooooold thread about these guys. Got into them a couple years ago, still love 'em, hence my name.

    Also if you like Call of the Mastodon, you guys should check out Today is the Day's In the Eyes of God. It features Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher, and it's a bit more extreme. I got it for my birthday yesterday and it kicks ass.
    I must thank you for this generous contribution to my library.

  20. Post #20
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    September 2008
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    My god this band is AWESOME.

    They came here some time last year, but I didn't go cos I didn't know who they were. Really wish I went, I fucking love them now.

  21. Post #21
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    Troy looks like a Heavy Metal Cavemen, which is awesome.
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  22. Post #22
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    June 2008
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    Saw them live with Slayer. The mixing was pretty shit and they seemed to have this annoying "rockstar" presence that annoyed me, but it wasn't too bad. Apparently one of the guitarists got into a fight with a local bartender after the show.

    Edited:

    Troy looks like a Heavy Metal Cavemen, which is awesome.
    I like your avatar.

  23. Post #23
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    Their bassist is their only good singer live.
    When I saw them, their other guitarist was sick and ended their show early. Fucking blew chunks.

    Otherwise they're pretty good stoner/sludge metal.
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  24. Post #24
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    I saw them live with Dethklok headlining, was alright. I was really digging the guitars but the vocals weren't in my taste, also there music videos they had playing where confusing as fuck.

  25. Post #25
    Antichristian Heathen Icelandic Bastard
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    Their bassist is their only good singer live.
    When I saw them, their other guitarist was sick and ended their show early. Fucking blew chunks.

    Otherwise they're pretty good stoner/sludge metal.
    You have to admit though. They played a little bit and the guitarist blew chunks afterwards. They really seem to appreciate their fans.

    Mastodon can't really sing live.

  26. Post #26
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    Saw them live with Slayer. The mixing was pretty shit and they seemed to have this annoying "rockstar" presence that annoyed me, but it wasn't too bad. Apparently one of the guitarists got into a fight with a local bartender after the show.

    Edited:




    I like your avatar.


    It must have been Brent, I heard he had something with surgery on head or brain no idea but something.

    I'm mistaken, this was back 3 years ago
    http://powerlinead.wordpress.com/200...ttacker-again/

  27. Post #27
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    My god this band is AWESOME.

    They came here some time last year, but I didn't go cos I didn't know who they were. Really wish I went, I fucking love them now.
    Hate to rub it in but you missed a hell of a show

    They played Crack the Skye in it's entirety :h:

    Edited:

    You have to admit though. They played a little bit and the guitarist blew chunks afterwards. They really seem to appreciate their fans.

    Mastodon can't really sing live.
    Both the times I've seen them they've been pretty on the ball. Brent is always wasted but they were pretty much dead on with everything both times I saw them, and either way, they are just crushingly epic live

  28. Post #28
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    Holy shit what FUCKKKKK MY LIFE THAT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS EVER :emo:
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    Aki
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    Interesting op, I'm going to give them a listen, here's hoping I like what I find.
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  30. Post #30
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    love the crack the skye and their other stuff.

    saw mastodon last year with dethklok and they were awesome just as expected

  31. Post #31
    loves SHART and apologizes for being a dick
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    love the crack the skye and their other stuff.

    saw mastodon last year with dethklok and they were awesome just as expected
    I was at this show

    I left before dethklok played though lol

    Edited:

    also remission is my favorite of their albums by far

  32. Post #32
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    I've all three Tab Books, A Tour Shirt, Crack The Skye, Leviathan and Call of The Mastodon on CD and I know almost half of every song they've written.... would I consider myself a fan? Nah probably not.


    And I have Brent Hinds as an avatar.
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    I've all three Tab Books, A Tour Shirt, Crack The Skye, Leviathan and Call of The Mastodon on CD and I know almost half of every song they've written.... would I consider myself a fan? Nah probably not.


    And I have Brent Hinds as an avatar.
    What the hell is that supposed to mean

  34. Post #34
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    What the hell is that supposed to mean
    That he is a massive fan.

  35. Post #35
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    July 2009
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    my mom really likes Crack the Skye
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  36. Post #36
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    January 2009
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    took me a while to get into these guys but now I really like them.

  37. Post #37
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    Cool post count Hamm0, also took me a while to get into them well the vocals on some songs that is.

  38. Post #38
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    August 2010
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    Bloody amazing. Colony of Birchmen is still stuck in my head from 3 years ago.

  39. Post #39
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    my mom really likes Crack the Skye
    Do you punch mother's too?

  40. Post #40
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    Bloody amazing. Colony of Birchmen is still stuck in my head from 3 years ago.
    Even though Crack the Skye is my favourite album, Colony of Birchmen is my favourite song.