• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. When the members of Mastodon decided to make an audiophile's wet dream of a metal album, they abandoned the vein-bulging spontaneity of their former selves.
  2. 60
    Problem is, Blood Mountain's hail of convoluted riffs and abrupt time-signature changes never settles into one of Leviathan's mammoth grooves. [Oct 2006, p.137]
  3. 50
    They're still not so great at turning their majesitc heft and pushy paradiddles into memorable songs with hooks. [Oct 2006, p.100]
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 139 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 81
  2. Negative: 3 out of 81
  1. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    Arguably Mastodon's finest album, an absolute masterclass in experimentation and progressive metal that blows other bands clear out of theArguably Mastodon's finest album, an absolute masterclass in experimentation and progressive metal that blows other bands clear out of the water. An astounding musical achievement that deserves the recognition and reputation it has gathered since it's release. This is a record that every metal fan should own in his or her respective collection. Full Review »
  2. KirkS
    Oct 24, 2006
    9
    Mastodon still isn't getting the attention they deserve. They're the best new rock band of the last several years and they keep Mastodon still isn't getting the attention they deserve. They're the best new rock band of the last several years and they keep getting better and better. Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2014
    10
    From the opening track onward, Mastodon take you through a majestic progressive metal heaven. Arguably some of the best drumming ever,From the opening track onward, Mastodon take you through a majestic progressive metal heaven. Arguably some of the best drumming ever, combined with technical guitar riffs, make this the most memorable Mastodon album to date. Full Review »