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Once More Round The Sun

Mastodon Audio CD
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Mastodon have never really done anything the “conventional” way. The Atlanta-based band formulated their own brand of highly-skilled hard rock over a decade ago when others were rehashing 80s metal, and went on to mastermind a string of complex concept albums while much of the music world was centered on making digestible singles. The fact that Mastodon has received an outpouring ... Read more in Amazon's Mastodon Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B00K06PZ72
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. The Motherload 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. High Road 4:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Once More 'Round The Sun 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Chimes At Midnight 5:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Asleep In The Deep 6:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Feast Your Eyes 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Aunt Lisa 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ember City 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Halloween 4:390.99  Buy MP3 
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Heavy rock icons Mastodon new album Once More ‘Round The Sun , their first since 2011’s The Hunter will be released by Reprise Records. It was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who is known for his work with Rush, Deftones, Foo Fighters, and Alice In Chains.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By Smatch VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
To get this off my chest immediately, 'Once More 'Round the Sun' is a culmination of all that Mastodon have nailed in the past. It contains elements from all their previous albums, with their progressive metal sound providing the backbone as ever. I'd say it's a combination of the pure metal from 'Blood Mountain' combined with the genre defying Mastodon progressive-ness of 2009's 'Crack the Skye' and the feel of 2011's 'The Hunter'. And like 'The Hunter' this new album doesn't have a central concept running through it, so each song feels individual, yet knitted perfectly into the overall scope of the album, it is such scope that 'Once More 'Round the Sun' matures with each listen, it's so layered with different sounds that it takes a couple of listents through at least, to fully start to appreciate what they've achieved here, this is not 'paint by numbers' music.

It's heavy, with technically interesting blasts of riffage, soaring choruses, smashing breakdowns and all laced together with their immense musical talent as a band, you can tell they love doing it and you can tell they will continue to develop whatever "genre" Mastodon come under... for now I'll leave it as the genre of 'Mastodon' perhaps.

You've got everything you'd want and more from the Mastodon of today here; epic opening passages and vocal choruses exhibited in opener 'Tread Lightly' and also 'The Motherload', unrelenting pace in 'Chimes at Midnight' and the amazing ability to seamlessly switch up the sound and tempo mid song. On a quick note, I'd also go as far to say that 'Tread Lightly' has one of the most enjoyable pre-solo passages I've ever heard from Mastodon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon's defining album??? 24 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
I've been a Mastodon fan since the days of Remission and Leviathan and have watched them change and grow into a completely different beast from the Metal sludge monsters they started off as.

Without going into too much detail this album is a great combination of old meets new Mastodon. Much closer to the excellent Blood Mountain in comparison. The song writing has also made a giant leap too!

I've only heard the album a few times so far but I can see this competing with Behemoth for album of the year with the Heavy Metal faithful.

Is this Mastodon's defining moment? Who knows. But in years too come don't bet against it when it comes to the critics announcing the band's best of their stellar back catalogue!

5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon Pushing On 26 Jun 2014
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Mastodon continue to leave most of the competition trailing in their wake. This album continues where The Hunter left off but at the same has plenty of nods to their past. New producer Nick Raskulinecz has carried off the same trick here as he did with Rush, he has encouraged the band to embrace and reference their past whilst at the same time pushing their music forward. The essential heaviness is still there, you can hear bits that would fit on Leviathan, Blood Mountain and Crack The Skye, but at no point do you feel that this a step back to those albums. The riffs are still there, the raging arpeggios up and down the fret board, Brann's drumming is still ferocious and out of this world. The vocals maybe a bit cleaner than those first few albums but who can blame them for wanting to make their albums a bit more accessible, and let's face it this is hardly some kind of commercial sell out, try playing this to your average Coldplay fan and watch their brain melt as they try to cope with savage complexity of this music. There is no point in trying to pick any outstanding tracks, as you listen to the album more and more you slowly realise that every track has much to admire. This is progressive metal of the highest order.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great album Once More 25 July 2014
By Will. B
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Oh yes indeed, the new Mastodon! After The Hunter I expected them to either continue with simplistic song-writing or kick it up a notch and go back to the Remission/Leviathan days, and what I got was better than I expected! This is the album where I truly realised that Mastodon are not just great musicians who have conquered their instruments but also amazing song-writers! The way they stripped away everything to it's bare bones and it still had such an amazing effect solidified this for me. The album begins with an beautiful acoustic intro into 'Tread Lightly' which is reminiscent of 'Elephant Man'/'Joseph Merrick' from their first two albums, then it continues in strength with the anthemic chorus of 'The Motherload' and the heavy riffage of 'High Road'. Later on in the album the massive 'Aunt Lisa' arrives with a tinge of Faith No More mixed with The Ramones but it still was able to sound like a Mastodon song. This along with The Hunter have also displayed how much Brent and Troy's vocals have improved over the years, in both singing and screaming and the inclusion of Brann singing gives the songs delightful harmonies.
This amazing band still continue to make brilliant albums after over 15 years, changing their style but keeping that signature sound that have made them possibly the best metal band of the 21st century.

Essential Tracks:
The Motherload
High Load
Chimes At Midnight
Aunt Lisa
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3.0 out of 5 stars Garage Inc.
Decent - 3 out of 5 but Atlanta's finest need to get back to the writing standard of 2009's "Crack the Skye" which in my opinion was their best to date. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Adrian Liggins
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon pushing forward more into the mainstream..
Yet again another classic from possibly the best modern day metal band around. Once more round' the sun, shows Mastodon really have become more mainstream but that means nothing as... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Moony123
2.0 out of 5 stars the love affair is over
Mastodon continue to travel down paths I'm not interested in. The follow up to the equally underwhelming The Hunter sees the band continue to plough down a more commercial, radio... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Soze
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album from Mastodon
Another great album from Mastodon. "Motherload" & "Chimes At Midnight" & "Diamond In The Witch House" &... Read more
Published 5 days ago by sford
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy camper
Mastodon just get better and better. This album feels like a logical follow-on to The Hunter with a slightly more accessible feel than their early work – not so frantic with more... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars INteresting
It took approximately four listens for anything to really sink in but now it has I really like it the songs are not quite as memorable as the last album BUT the explore odder... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Cubby Kovu
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Amazing Album - Must have for anyone into rock/metal
Published 9 days ago by Aled
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastodon does it again...
I was worried in the run-up to the release of Mastodon's new album, titled "Once More 'Round the Sun". Read more
Published 11 days ago by G Leahy
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy entry into the Mastodon discography
I want to start off this review by talking about Mastodon's previous album called 'The Hunter'. The Hunter was a rather controversial album for a number of reasons, the main reason... Read more
Published 18 days ago by MetalboyJames
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
amazing cover but powerful prominent music.
Published 18 days ago by Mr. James S. Edmondson
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