Once More 'Round The Sun [Explicit]

June 24, 2014 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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  • Original Release Date: June 20, 2014
  • Release Date: June 20, 2014
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2014 Reprise Records
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  • Total Length: 54:08
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00JTHY2YA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Great mix of heavy, technical, and melodic metal.
kevin garrett
If you've never heard Mastodon this album will make you a fan.
RAP
The title track is the first unusual song on the album.
purerockfury

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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By purerockfury on June 27, 2014
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I have to admit that I am entertained by the reviews that begin the chorus of accusing Mastodon of selling out or going mainstream. Being the age I am at as I write this, I have watched so many bands have these accusations thrown their way that it just does not resonate anymore. The reason that I mention this in the outset is because if this is what selling out entails today, the world should be so lucky.

Back to Mastodon...

I will admit that "The Hunter" was not everything that I had hoped for when it came out nor is it today. Like many, I felt that "Crack The Skye" was one of those once-in-a-lifetime achievements that leave a permanent stamp on the world of music. The kind of album that will be reshape debates as the years wind on. By that theory alone, "The Hunter" was doomed to fail by my own elevated admiration of the previous album. Which is unfair because for all intents and purposes, "The Hunter" is a fine album. The initial switch from large scale albums to an album that was essentially a collection of songs felt like a step back thematically for a band that has placed their own bar so very high for such a long time.

What "Once More 'Round The Sun" did for itself was give itself distance from "Crack The Skye", allowing to readjust the band's musical identity. In that sense, "The Hunter" needed to happen in almost an effort to take a step back and regroup. Stepping back into a cohesive album mindset with "Once More 'Round The Sun", Mastodon has given us another massive album that will click with many immediately, but I think will gather the rest in the months and years to come.

"Tread Lightly", in my mind, is the best album opener Mastodon has done since...well...
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Estes on June 27, 2014
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If we are to judge a book (or, in this case, an album) by its cover, then Mastodon's sixth album, "Once More 'Round The Sun" is one hell of a wild ride. As the Atlanta foursome have climbed to the top of the metal heap for the past decade, they've gone from sludgy metallers to prog-rock prodigies and hard-rock mainstays and everything in between in a relatively short amount of time. It's no surprise then that the follow-up to 2011's rather stripped-down "The Hunter" finds the band once again shifting gears. Getting back into the groove after taking a slight detour, "One More 'Round The Sun" finds Mastodon at home, once delivering their own brand of zany and infectious heavy metal to the masses. Splitting the difference between proggy goodness and radio-gold, the band have finally found the key to pleasing its loyal fanbase as well as appealing to a completely new audience.

The album opens with appropriate vigor, via the Walter White anthem, "Tread Lightly." Classic Mastodon, it's undoubtedly heavy, fast-paced, catchy and chock full of intricacies. From there, the album snowballs with the emotionally-charged, full-throttle "The Motherload" which has perhaps the catchiest chorus in Mastodon history, coupled with a brilliantly chunky bridge in which each individual member of the band is allowed time to shine. While there's nothing on this album quite as beautifully sorrowful as "The Sparrow" (the closing track from "The Hunter"), it's safe to say that "Once More 'Round The Sun" is the most down-to-Earth Mastodon effort to date. It's very clear that the guys are on a mission and took the recording of this album personal.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Haring on June 30, 2014
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First spin...not bad. Second spin...better. Now, is has not been removed from my car CD player since last week. A contagious blend a riffs, vocals and overall quality production. Is it their best, that is left up for debate, but it is a solid effort and all the tracks on the CD display the evolution of the Mastodon groove. Keep listening and stay heavy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By GJAPPE on June 26, 2014
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Great album. A solid follow up to their last album The Hunter. It rocks hard and it is very progressive. The vocals are a step up from their previous efforts.
Don't listen to the naysayers complaining that this is not sludge as Mastodon once were. They were sludge on exactly 1 album and they never stopped evolving after that.
When it comes to heavy metal, they are THE band nowadays, no doubt about it.
This album is heavily influenced by older style hard rock heavy metal riffage, such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, but in their own Mastodonic way. They even sampled a riff and a verse from Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song in the song Once More 'Round the Sun. Being a fan of both Maiden and Lizzy, I think this is absolutely brilliant, to say the least.
Highlights of the album: Motherload, Tread Lightly, Feast Your Eyes and Ember City.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Stutheit on July 1, 2014
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Mastodon have long ago established themselves as one of the most prominent, promising, and all-around preeminent heavy music groups of the Twenty-first century. And on their sixth album proper, they continue driving this point home. True, 2014's "Once More `Round The Sun," might be similar to all releases put out with this Atlanta, Georgia quartet's name on it because it is an epic yet cohesive mix that shuffles back and forth between crushing doom metal and ethereal progressive rock psychedelia. Even so, the results remain as unpredictable as ever, as each song, through the use of their numerous tempo shifts and arrangement change-ups, seamlessly transitions through several different places.

And plus, "Once More..." is no stranger to curveballs. Take track six, "Asleep In The Deep," for but one example. It augments a steady, humming bass groove and jazzy drum beat with jangly acoustic guitars, and some dreary, clean singing. Then, add some freaky, robotic-tinged vocal effects, trippy synth lines (courtesy of The Mars Volta's Ikey Owens), and mazy melodic soloing to the mix, and the end result is a very subdued and melodic venture, and an epic and infectious album centerpiece. And "Aunt Lisa" is also heavily experimental, even for Mastodon. It brings back those robotic-sounding spoken word vocals, utilizes them to excellent (and exceedingly memorable) effect, and also drops in some uncharacteristically shrill and high pitched screaming/shrieking for added dissonance. And in an even more unpredictable move, a female-chanted vocal refrain is also included near the end of "Aunt Lisa," thus sounding not unlike a high school cheerleader team.
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