Featuring two ex-members of influential noise-metal band Today is the Day, Mastodon creates fringe music for the mainstream — proggy, rhythmically complex torrents of melodic noise that incorporate elements of death metal, grindcore, hardcore, thrash and math rock, and somehow still groove like Skynyrd on crank. With Leviathan, the band funneled its multifaceted attack into a concept album based on Herman Melville's literary classic Moby Dick. Nothing could seem less metal; little sounds more metal.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.10.14 in Lists
From Blut Aus Nord to Inter Arma, Wondering Sound chooses the top metal albums of 2014.
By Andrew Parks on 10.15.14 in News
Warner Bros. unveiled its latest round of limited Black Friday records today, including colored vinyl releases from the Flaming Lips, Green Day and Jenny Lewis and pic discs from Mastodon and Echosmith. Not the most bloc...
By Lindsay Hood on 10.14.14 in News
Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention over the long weekend and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee. While Ariel Pink claimed he was working on th...
By Andrew Parks on 10.03.14 in News
Most music videos don’t require much more than a sentence-long summary, let alone an intro from Carson Daly, so here’s what we’re doing every Friday afternoon: saving you a slew of clicks by dropping the clips you may ha...