Mastodon - The Hunter


8.2 | 657 votes |
Release date: 27 September 2011
Style: Progressive stoner metal

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01. Black Tongue
02. Curl Of The Burl
03. Blasteroid
04. Stargasm
05. Octopus Has No Friends
06. All The Heavy Lifting
07. The Hunter
08. Dry Bone Valley
09. Thickening
10. Creature Lives
11. Spectrelight
12. Bedazzled Fingernails
13. The Sparrow
14. The Ruiner [limited-edition bonus]
15. Deathbound [limited-edition bonus]

The best Stoner / Sludge Metal album of 2011

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
8.1
With The Hunter, Mastodon are out of their element. Or rather out of elements. Fortunately, after releasing albums loosely themed about fire, water, earth, and air, the Georgia quartet ignored Metalstormers' pleas for a Captain Planet album to tie it all together.

So as for the new album, the immediate TL;DR is this: If you were expecting Leviathan 2.0 or Remission MMXII, you'll likely be disappointed. If you were cool with Crack The Skye, it's a safe bet you will enjoy this one as well.

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published 28.09.2011 | Comments (38)

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15.08.2014 - 04:58
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Dima on 14.08.2014 at 16:25
To me they have enough shoe/blackgaze elements in their music to warrant such a classification.

You might have confused people with this. Pretty sure it was in response to Alcest, but people might have taken it as a comment about Mastodon.
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15.08.2014 - 05:08
Dima
Seems so.
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15.08.2014 - 21:26
Rating: 9
Ganondox
Okay, you guys are crazy. He said the vocals on The Sparrow remind him of shoegaze, specifically Alcest, and yes, those vocals would fit in a shoegaze song quite well even though the song itself isn't shoegaze or anything close to Alcest. There was absolutely nothing about Mastodon being anything like Alcest aside from the vocals on the one song, and absolutely nothing about their being any shoegaze on the album, just some vocals. The vocals don't remind me of Alcest, though I haven't listened to any Alcest recently, but to each their own.
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16.08.2014 - 01:14
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Ganondox on 15.08.2014 at 21:26

Okay, you guys are crazy. He said the vocals on The Sparrow remind him of shoegaze, specifically Alcest, and yes, those vocals would fit in a shoegaze song quite well even though the song itself isn't shoegaze or anything close to Alcest. There was absolutely nothing about Mastodon being anything like Alcest aside from the vocals on the one song, and absolutely nothing about their being any shoegaze on the album, just some vocals. The vocals don't remind me of Alcest, though I haven't listened to any Alcest recently, but to each their own.


Thank you. Finally someone brings a bit of sense to the discussion and puts the original comment in its true perspective. Cool closing song for mine. Haven't heard any Alcest so can't comment on the similarity with the vocal style. "Shoegaze" sounds pretty funny.
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16.08.2014 - 05:50
Diverge
Written by Ace Frawley on 16.08.2014 at 01:14

Thank you. Finally someone brings a bit of sense to the discussion and puts the original comment in its true perspective. Cool closing song for mine. Haven't heard any Alcest so can't comment on the similarity with the vocal style. "Shoegaze" sounds pretty funny.

I don't see how you can judge whether he brought "a bit of sense to the discussion" when you haven't heard any Alcest. You don't really know if the comparison is apt or not, and you're literally taking somebody else's word for it instead of investigating it yourself. Without knowledge of the band, you don't realize the true import of the claim the OP is trying to make and just how ludicrous it is. Some ideas are just ridiculous, and that's perfectly reasonable. Confronting these ideas leads to a discussion that can help other listeners so as not to betray the essence of what Mastodon is actually doing.

I also don't think anyone really deferred away from the "true perspective" of the original comment. They simply treated it as it should be addressed: with ridicule.
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16.08.2014 - 13:52
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Diverge on 16.08.2014 at 05:50

I don't see how you can judge whether he brought "a bit of sense to the discussion" when you haven't heard any Alcest. You don't really know if the comparison is apt or not, and you're literally taking somebody else's word for it instead of investigating it yourself. Without knowledge of the band, you don't realize the true import of the claim the OP is trying to make and just how ludicrous it is. Some ideas are just ridiculous, and that's perfectly reasonable. Confronting these ideas leads to a discussion that can help other listeners so as not to betray the essence of what Mastodon is actually doing.

I also don't think anyone really deferred away from the "true perspective" of the original comment. They simply treated it as it should be addressed: with ridicule.


hahahaha, you probably have a point. Never listened to Alcest in my life, so how the hell would I know? Nothing like a bit of genre and sub-genre discussion to draw out wild and unfounded accusations. To be honest, I find the whole thing a bit boring. I don't really care for what people classify a certain band or album to be.
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10.09.2014 - 23:23
Fallen Ghost
Metal & Beer
Entertaining to read all these comments! Cool album, grew on me
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