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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 14, 2011
Mastodon Stomping On My Head
Posted at 06:32 PM

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HEAVY, WILD JAMS: Really getting into Mastodon’s new “The Hunter” album. I’ve tried and tried to get into their older stuff, and sometimes, they were just a little too, uh, abrasive for me. Too tough? On this album, the dudes croon a bit more, and I dig it. But interestingly enough, this album has made their earlier stuff that much more enjoyable. It’s like, this album taught me how to dig the old stuff. Or something. I don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about. Why am I telling you this? Like you care. Here’s why: This album rips.

And shit, the album cover is incredible! Get in real close on it here. Fuck yeah, Mastodon. Rip that shit up.

And fuck, my mind races as Portland buddies Red Fang is out there with them, kick ass across the land!

Coyle, make me a junior roadie. Take me under yer wing and teach me the fuckin’ ropes. You know, how to lift amps, muscle promoters for loot, wear the blackest of jeans and how to subsist on seven-bucks-a-day or whatever the fuck. If this graphic design stuff goes to pot, I’m going to make you adopt me. I could be yer kid. “Aaron Coyle.” Weird thoughts. There you go.

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ON THE PLAYER:

01. Mastodon - The Hunter
02. Mastodon - The Hunter
03. Mastodon - The Hunter
04. Red Fang - Murder The Mountains
05. Red Fang - Red Fang



There Are 6 Comments

It’s so easy to get work done while listening to these guys, even their older stuff, for me. Love this album, looking forward to seeing them on Monday. Check out their video for “Black Toungue” as it shows the making of the sculpture for the cover: http://youtu.be/hwgqenxNUfs

Posted by: Christopher Michon on 11/14/11 at 10:22 AM

couldn’t have said it better myself about Matodon.

Posted by: Mark Beresniewicz on 11/14/11 at 7:33 PM

I’m the opposite. First album only. March of the fire ants, Crusher destroyer, epic.

Posted by: John Allen on 11/15/11 at 9:58 AM

All hail Mastodon.
Saw these guys in Boise with Converge a few years back and have been a fan ever since. Their ‚€œLeviathan‚€ album is one of my favorites.
If these guys ever go on tour with Doomriders I’ll pee my pants.

Posted by: Colby on 11/16/11 at 11:57 AM

All hail Mastodon‚€¶

Posted by: Colby on 11/16/11 at 12:01 PM

Such a great album! Rock it, Draplin.

Posted by: Larry on 11/17/11 at 7:35 AM
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