11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their customary cross-breeding of rock genres, the Georgians reflect on mortality and serious illness via the story of a condemned man wandering the desert. So far, so prog. Indeed, “Jaguar God” spends eight minutes running the gamut from folk-rock and psychedelic abandon to iron-plated riffs and acrobatic fretwork. This deeply emotional record isn’t a wholesale return to the intricate epics of 2009’s Crack the Skye, though: the punchy hard rock of “Show Yourself” and the melodic sludge of “Steambreather” deliver instant, fun-sized thrills.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their customary cross-breeding of rock genres, the Georgians reflect on mortality and serious illness via the story of a condemned man wandering the desert. So far, so prog. Indeed, “Jaguar God” spends eight minutes running the gamut from folk-rock and psychedelic abandon to iron-plated riffs and acrobatic fretwork. This deeply emotional record isn’t a wholesale return to the intricate epics of 2009’s Crack the Skye, though: the punchy hard rock of “Show Yourself” and the melodic sludge of “Steambreather” deliver instant, fun-sized thrills.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

d3r3ksh ,

MASTO-THERAPY 101

One of the last things my brother did before leaving this world was turn me on to MASTODON.
He bought me Leviathan and Blood Mountain and was talking about how "the next album" will be the best thing they've done yet! He didn't stay with us long enough to get to hear CRACK THE SKYE. I listened to it enough for both of us. I have and will support these guys as long as they wanna make music. Mastodon, literally keeps my brother with me even though he's been gone for over 8 years. The world is such a better place with MASTODON making music in it.

MPLS ,

Just Amazing

They just never disappoint. Rocked my ear pussies.

Charger619cc ,

Masterpiece!

I thought another of my favorite bands had peaked 3 albums ago like Opeth, but I got constant chills while listening to Emperor. The early "poppy" songs, the middle proggy ones, and the later epics, they all sound like the band is firing on all cylinders again. The vocals are majorly improved and nothing is dumbed down for the masses but they somehow sound more accessible anyway. Mastodon will go down as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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