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Blood Mountain [CD]

MastodonAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 12, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • ASIN: B000GPI2EK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,113 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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'Awe-inspiring' (Entertainment Weekly) 'The century's headbanger-to-beat' (Spin), 'Spectacular' (Revolver), 'Unstoppable' (Alternative Press), One of Rolling Stone's 2005 Artists To Watch, the sludgy, raw and fierce Mastodon blurs the line between metal, rock and prog with their major-label debut, Blood Mountain. After two acclaimed indie albums and tours with Slayer, Iron Maiden and Rob Zombie and dates at Ozzfest, Mastodon storms onto the national stage ready to annihilate everything that has come before.

You could have passed it off as a fluke. Remission was an awesome album, helping revitalize metal and bringing the band much deserved notice. Leviathan was a gigantic leap, perhaps the most ambitious metal album in years. But could it keep going? People were concerned–-side glances were given, hand wringing began as Mastodon moved to a major. And for what? Turns out for nothing. Blood Mountain is flat-out amazing. If anything, it is another leap forward, both experimentaly and melodically. From the opening blast of "The Wolf is Loose", to the gorgeous "Sleeping Giant", on to the propulsive "Circle of Cysquatch." The King Crimson acid scratch of "Bladecatcher" gives way to the beautiful guitars on "This Mortal Soil" and the album closer. Lyrically and vocally, there are stand-outs--especially "Colony of Birchmen" with rich harmonies and a guest appearance from QOTSA's Josh Homme. Other guests on the record include Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta. This marks yet another grand progressions for a band that is quickly building up one of the best catalogs in metal. --Robert Arambel

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon's new summit September 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's true that less can sometimes be more in the world of metal, but Mastodon have clearly never even considered it. Fortunately, though, this Atlanta-based quartet have proven that they're more than capable of using the "more is more" theory wisely, and getting great results from it. Their enormous and expansive new album, "Blood Mountain," is yet another addition to the group's increasingly epic catalogue.

This is Mastodon's first release on a major label (they left Relapse to sign to Warner Music earlier in the year), so many immediately assumed it will sound overly polished and more melodic than the band's previous works. Both of those assumptions prove to be true to some extent, because the new disc isn't as raw or sonically heavy as, say, 2002's "Remission." But when the results are as good as "Blood Mountain," they're hard to argue with. This is a perfectly natural and creative progression from their two year-old masterpiece "Leviathan." The newfound progressive metal touches don't dilute or restrain the album's heaviness, and they actually help to emphasize the heavy parts and make them even more intense.

Like "Leviathan," 2004's whale of an album which was based on Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" novel, "Blood Mountain" is also conceptual. It tells a tale about a character climbing a mountain and becoming stranded, and different things happen (the character hallucinates, runs into strange creatures, begins to starve and freeze, etc.) Couple this wondrously imaginative storytelling with such complex, experimental music, and the end result may very well be an album that's the new summit of Mastodon's career.

Most of the songs are greatly unpredictable, but there are a couple hypnotic moments.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High on the peak in the thin air September 12, 2006
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Following their thematic masterpiece, LEVIATHAN, the mighty Mastodon brings us their most ambitious and complex music to date on BLOOD MOUNTAIN. Mastodon have been called the next big thing in the metal genre, and with this album, it is hard to deny that they are the most exciting band in this music.

To use a jazz phrase, this band really swings. Mastodon is building a Rush-like reputation as the most technically proficient band in their genre. They can bludgeon, and they can simply rawk. They constantly play with timings, playing (almost) stoner-slow or blast-beat fast. Vocals sway from screaming intensity to bar-soaked looseness, and they can just as easily get weird and mess with your head.

BLOOD MOUNTAIN brings a complete scene change from LEVIATHAN. Whereas LEVIATHAN made you feel like you were riding the sea, hunting an elusive foe, BLOOD MOUNTAIN sends you into the deep wilderness, where you are the hunted. Themes range from the searching ("Crystal Skull," "Sleeping Giant"), the vertigo-inducing ("Capillarian Crest") to the fantastic ("Colony of Birchmen") and the frantic ("The Wolf is Loose," "Circle of Cysquatch").

My favorites so far include the (aforementioned) full-force of "The Wolf is Loose," the intricately prog-like "Capillarian Crest," and the extremity of "Circle of Cysquatch." Probably the sharpest left turn on the album comes on "Sleeping Giant," another sign that Mastodon isn't afraid to stay at a groovy mid-tempo for a while. And I just wish the graceful album closer, "Pendulous Skin," could only have continued that cool vibe for about ten more minutes.

It's hard to top such an epic like LEVIATHAN, and it's too early for me to decide where this album will fit in their history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. September 14, 2006
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Im not really a metal head at all anymore (Was back in my teenage years) But I really do enjoy any type of music, as long as it is .... well.....good.

Back in 2001 I saw another one of my favorite bands...A little band known as Clutch. Opening for them was another band I had never heard of known guessed it!..Mastodon. I was impressed by the musicianship but not the tattooed metal hairbanging with the masturbatory guitar solos.

I was wrong.

So after hearing Remission (1st Album) I thought.."Man this stuff is a little to hard for me anymore. Leviathan (2nd Album) I think is possibly one of the best metal records I have ever heard. I immediately enjoyed the complexity of the music. The whole album losely revolved around the story of Moby Dick.

Now...Blood Mountain..So the new Mastodon has had alot to live up to when compared to their last album (I know thats not fair). It is really an incredible experience. The complexity of the music is insane. Normal metal is like Kenny G...Mastodon is like John Coltrane.

What I am trying to say after all this B.S. Is if you have an open mind to music of different genres..Pick it up..Now.
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51 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Beast September 12, 2006
By B. Lane
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Comparing Mastodon to typical metal (Avenged Sevenfold, HIM, Lacuna Coil)is like comparing Miles Davis to Kenny G. Yes you'll find them both filed under "Jazz" but each is a whole different beast. Some call this genre "thinking man's metal", I prefer to see it as a rock band not willing to cater to the whims of middle-aged suits or covet the glare of celebrity. This is metal with a work ethic that is not pretty and not for the faint of heart or the weak of mind. If you feel you're up to it, then welcome to Blood Mountain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is arguably Mastodon's best album next to Leviathan
This is arguably Mastodon's best album next to Leviathan. For anyone who loves good Metal music or Progressive Metal, this is a perfect album. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy and melodic
A metal trip. I think this is their best work
Published 10 days ago by Jason Rumbaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The epitome of metal. Done you dont need to listen to anything else.
Published 1 month ago by Anna
1.0 out of 5 stars not the Christian band Mastodon
If looking for the Christian band Mastodon this is not them don't buy Christian
Published 3 months ago by jhon 3:16
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome CD!
Published 3 months ago by joyce fahey
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon's best album, more progressive than LEVIATHAN
BLOOD MOUNTAIN is another concept album following LEVIATHAN, this time an epic quest on a mountain. From water to earth... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Autonomeus
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Good newer metal band. I haven't liked a new metal band since Pantera. Nice to find something new to listen to.
Published 6 months ago by CH3
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
A true genre defining masterpiece.Heavy but melodic and very listenable. This one is a must for any lover of heavy music.
Published 9 months ago by Allen R. Trotter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
This album is incredible; a must-have for any fan of hard rock, metal, or great guitar-playing & instrumentation. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ben
4.0 out of 5 stars Good seller. The vinyl sounds as it should and it is in good...
Reasonable price and fast shipping.
Good seller.The vinyl sounds as it should and it is in good condiction
The vinyl sounds as it should and it is in good condiction
Published 14 months ago by Pau
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They Gone And Done It
How in the world are they gonna be able top this epic?

crack the skye

now the question is, how are they gonna top crack the skye ?
Jan 30, 2010 by That One Dude |  See all 3 posts
I agree; what I've heard is amazing. But how could you have been listening to the album for weeks if it just came out today?
Sep 12, 2006 by Shanghaied |  See all 2 posts
you gotta be kidding me
i agree. this album is at the very least a tie w/ leviathan. best band of the decade, hands down.
Feb 24, 2007 by me "nathan" |  See all 3 posts
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