11 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Atlanta, Mastodon is one of the best metal bands working today. Often lumped into the "stoner metal" scene with its ultra-heavy riffs and Cookie Monster–inspired vocals, Mastodon is actually much deeper than that, flexing a highly technical level of musicianship via complex arrangements, jazz-influenced drumming, and wildly unpredictable breakdowns. Originally released in 2002, Remission is the group's debut. It was critically acclaimed and remains a fan favorite in an impressive catalog that also includes Leviathon, Blood Mountain, and The Hunter. Unlike much of Mastodon's other work, this isn't a concept album per se, though it's said be based on a theme of fire, and drummer Brann Dailor said it helped him deal with the loss of his younger sister to a teenage suicide. Highlights include "March of the Fire Ants," "Trampled Under Hoof," and "Mother Puncher."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Atlanta, Mastodon is one of the best metal bands working today. Often lumped into the "stoner metal" scene with its ultra-heavy riffs and Cookie Monster–inspired vocals, Mastodon is actually much deeper than that, flexing a highly technical level of musicianship via complex arrangements, jazz-influenced drumming, and wildly unpredictable breakdowns. Originally released in 2002, Remission is the group's debut. It was critically acclaimed and remains a fan favorite in an impressive catalog that also includes Leviathon, Blood Mountain, and The Hunter. Unlike much of Mastodon's other work, this isn't a concept album per se, though it's said be based on a theme of fire, and drummer Brann Dailor said it helped him deal with the loss of his younger sister to a teenage suicide. Highlights include "March of the Fire Ants," "Trampled Under Hoof," and "Mother Puncher."

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