Once More 'Round The Sun (LP)


Mastodon

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Amoeba Review

06/23/2014

Metal titans Mastodon finally broke through to the mainstream with 2011’s The Hunter, which featured a cleaner sound than their dense earlier work, thanks in part to producer Mike Elizondo’s touch. But fans might have worried—are Mastodon going soft? Once More ’Round the Sun answers such fears with a deafening “NO.” Sure, opener “Tread Lightly” is a little more open and melodic than some of their previous work, and “The Motherload” has one of their catchiest melodies yet, with a wicked hair metal solo to boot. But the songs are still packed with detail, and vocalists Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds still have plenty of venom in their spit. Songs like “High Road” are pretty mean and epic, layering beautiful guitar solos on top of one another to reach the metal mountaintop. The title track sees the band engaging in some Ozzy-ish singing and catchy, Sabbath-style metal with mean hooks. In “Chimes at Midnight,” amid chugging power chords and nonstop textural riffing, the band growls about how their heroes are all dead, acknowledging that the band has filled their boots nicely. So despite some concessions toward the mainstream, on songs like morose alt-rocker “Asleep in the Deep” or “Aunt Lisa,” which has a maybe-ironic refrain of “hey ho, let’s get up and rock and roll,” the band can still shred better than the best of them, unleashing pure metal mayhem on songs like “Halloween.” Mastodon may be the hipster metal band du jour, but they’re still undisputed kings of the genre.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Tread Lightly
Mastodon
2.
The Motherload
Mastodon
3.
High Road
Mastodon
4.
Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon
5.
Chimes at Midnight
Mastodon
6.
Asleep in the Deep
Mastodon
7.
Feast Your Eyes
Mastodon
8.
Aunt Lisa
Mastodon
9.
Ember City
Mastodon
10.
Halloween
Mastodon
11.
Diamond in the Witch House
Mastodon

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