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Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand

7.9 | 491 votes |
Release date: 31 March 2017
Style: Progressive stoner metal


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01. Sultan's Curse
02. Show Yourself
03. Precious Stones
04. Steambreather
05. Roots Remain
06. Word To The Wise
07. Ancient Kingdom
08. Clandestiny
09. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God

Brent Hinds - guitars, vocals
Bill Kelliher - guitars, backing vocals
Brann Dailor - drums, vocals
Troy Sanders - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Scott Kelly - vocals

Staff review by
Emperor Of Sand follows after Once More 'Round The Sun and The Hunter before it as a mixture of streamlined hard rock and periodic bursts of classic Mastodon fury, with a psychedelic alt-rock haze seeping into a few riffs. As with any Mastodon album, Emperor Of Sand houses some inspired musicianship now and then, especially from Brann Dailor, but in keeping with the band's recent trend, the album centers around less kinetic displays and aims for commercial heaviness.

published 30.04.2017 | Comments (29)

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16.05.2021 - 18:18
Rating: 8

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 16.05.2021 at 17:57

I don't know how you folks concluded in choosing the best Mastodon album. I'm gonna sweat if I have to choose the best Mastodon CD - I fucking can't, except "Emperor Of Sand". Other than this, they have flawless discography.

Yeah pretty much, but for me Crack the Skye is just another level. This album has some really cool moments too, like Jaguar God and Clandestiny.
8 is a bit generous though, I must admit. Cold Dark Place EP is a real 8.
Ride a horse that's cleaving through the air and space of dreams.

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