I thought Once More Round the Sun was more or less unlistenable... but Blood Mountain is awesome... Crack the Skye is amazing... The Hunter is very good (just the drum tones are very thin) & Emperor of Sand was great
Still think Crack The Skye was their best album. Once More 'Round The Sun gets better with each listen. Didn't like Show Yourself much so didn't bother with Emperor of Sand, but I should give it a listen...
Listen, here, look, if Emperor of Sand was your AOTY, let's just say, I mean, just between man and man, and I'm speaking in complete confidence when I'm saying that, to be fair, no offense, honestly, don't take it personal, but rationally, neutrally, actually, basically, hypothetically, if we agree that what I'm about to say is not in any way meant to be offensive, an attack, a discrediting statement, or slander, but taking into account that, and I think it'll be the best for both of us if I came right out and said it, which isn't to say I haven't made up my mind about it, then, still, if I was to be frank, which would clearly serve our mutual interest, I don't care.
Cold dark place isn't bad, I'd even say I like it more than emperor of sand. Sadly it's the nail in the coffin for mastodon for me personally. It's not bad, it's just not what I love about them as a band. Good on them for moving on, though.
- Brent, we need some celebrity for next album.
-And who exactly, Brann?
-So... I don't know...Justin Bieber, for example.
-H-mm... It doesn't seem like a good idea... Do you want to invite him?
-Why not? Hey, don't be blind. That's a new intricate challenge for us.
-Really? But…and so what? Let’s invite him.
Cold Dark Place is awsome, really catches the vibe of the album cover and title.
It kind of remind me of the Hunter and Crack the Skye but in some retro way I would say.
Surely it's impress me more than Emperor of Sand which is okay. It,s not as awsome how they used to sound on albums like the Hunter ,Crack the Skye or Blood Mountain.
i dont understand people who find the last album good. because to me it is not bad but (come on) (please) it is their worst. i believe these people learn mastodon with their last album. they should go deep><
Hahaha you've said it yourself: to you. Stop stating opinions as facts. It's not necessary not to know their previous albums to appreciate Once More 'Round The Sun of Emperor Of Sand. I personally love Blood Mountain but am not stuck on it as to say that EoS is "their worst album". It's just different.
it is not different. it is just simple. if it was different i say -mmmmm they choose a path in which i wont be. but i respect any way and dont say a word about it. but this is mastodon there is no change it is just so simple that is not fit to them. take cold dark place for example. doesnt it shoot you in the head? if not, if it is the same thing they do with the last album it doesnt matter you think is better or worst or different... /and of course/ to me><
Let's agree to disagree. Emperor Of Sand and Cold Dark Place are both perfectly enjoyable Mastodon LP/EP for me, not up to the scale of Blood Mountain or Leviathan, even Crack The Skye, but hey, can't expect them to write the same albums over and over again.
i said i dont expect them to be the same on every album clearly above. i also said it is not different. we can agree on being disagree on my statement above that i believe who like the last album do not know mastodon deeply enough.
Usually I'm not a huge fan of heavy bands getting softer but Mastodon have done it so well and the songs are undeniable. They're better songwriters now than they've ever been. I'm perfectly cool with melodic Mastodon.