Sigh…the new Mastodon is good, but still very disappointing to me.
Allow me to explain. If you listen to their 3 previous albums you know you’re listening to Mastodon. No one else sounds like that, and it helps that all 3 are awesome to boot. The Hunter on the other hand is good but it seems like anyone could have recorded this.
The last time I listened to it, it finally clicked. I was listening to the radio. A good radio station to me is inoffensive. The only times I notice it is when it’s awesome(Sparrow, spectrelight) or awful(the creature). The rest of the time it’s their…I don’t notice it, and that has never happened with a Mastodon album before.
Oh well, at least the new Opeth is great.