Saturday, August 28, 2010
Double post! Making up for all the time I haven't been posting!
I've been listening to a lot of music lately; so much music that I really didn't know what to post about.
However about 30 minutes ago, a friend of mine asked me if I heard of Mastodon. I said no. He put his iPod headphones in my ears, and let it rip. Mastodon, my friends, is METAL.
Fans of Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden will probably love this stuff.
The lyrics are epic, focusing mostly on ancient battles and mystical powers. Yeah!
There's also a pretty big prog influence in there a la King Crimson.
Not sure how many records they have out, but they're doing a series based on the elements: air, fire, water, earth, metal.
The record that I listened to was called Blood Mountain, representing the earth element.
Their new one, based on air, is called Crack the Skye, I believe.