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Once More 'Round The Sun

MastodonAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 24, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B00K06PZ72
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group s four members recognize the importance of life s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More 'Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves.

The very title says something slightly different for each member. "Quite literally, Once More 'Round the Sun means a year-in-the-life," explains Dailor. "Lyrically, we were discussing things that happened to us recently, whereas in the past we looked further back for inspiration. It's about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on."

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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once More 'Round The Stereo June 27, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "This Time Things Will Work Out Just Fine" 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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and contagious... 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon's latest masterpiece 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Much more of a pure progressive rock album than their previous work.
Published 5 days ago by Andrew Higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome. Much more traditional rock structure than some of ...
Awesome. Much more traditional rock structure than some of the Mastodon work you may have heard.
Published 7 days ago by Carl Dietz
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best albums this year
one of the best albums this year. one of the best bands working today. rock and roll ain't dead with these dudes.
Published 9 days ago by casey burpee
5.0 out of 5 stars great new mastodon
awesome new release from mastodon. very impressed. looking forward to seeing them perform it live in november.
Published 9 days ago by elle seasgraves
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best album since Crack the Skye!
Published 11 days ago by James Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Mastodon record that does not disappoint
A great Mastodon record that does not disappoint. It keeps the unique sound of Mastodon in every song and is heavy and fun to listen to.
Published 20 days ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Satisfied with product quality and delivery.
Published 23 days ago by Ron Sallee
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah I said it.
Those of you that dislike this because it's too radio can suck it. This album is awesome.
Published 24 days ago by Mute
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Mastodon continues to churn riffy goodness, solid songwriting and improved vocals, definitely a rocker!
Published 25 days ago by Thad J. Kacsandy
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not selling out, but it's not good, either.
I apologize for the uncharacteristically short review, but this album just isn't good. There was maybe one song I enjoyed. Read more
Published 25 days ago by DoomsdayJesus
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Towards the end of the song "Aunt Lisa" a choir sings & drops a few f-bombs. I haven't heard any profanity on any of the other songs but that one definitely has it. I think since it's only a few times on 1 song the CD can get away with it, but since the MP3s are sold individually they... Read More
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