Blood Mountain - Mastodon
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Universal acclaim- based on 129 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Atlanta metal band's third album marks their major-label debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. If you’ve any interest, whatsoever, in rock music in any of its subgenre forms, you need to afford Blood Mountain some considerable attention.
  2. With Blood Mountain, Mastodon have completed a three-album arc that most young bands can only dream of, culminating in a record that’s as thrilling as it is multifaceted, as melodic as it is bludgeoning.
  3. One could go on for hours about the qualities of each individual song, but it is the way they coalesce as a whole that makes Blood Mountain an incredible listen from start to finish.
  4. A truly original, innovative, heavy-as-hell, interesting heavy metal record that you can listen to more than twice without wanting to smash it to a million pieces with an axe.
  5. Most of the songs show the band in top form.
  6. Blood Mountain is a big slab to grab, especially shakier bits such as Josh Homme stinking up "Colony of Birchmen."
  7. Syrupy, multi-tracked vocals akin to Supertramp in a particularly foul mood have replaced the primal roar of old, while their tectonic hugeness has been supplanted by the wearisome over-indulgence of musos at play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 81
  2. Negative: 3 out of 81
  1. Sep 4, 2011
    10
    i'm a huge metal fan so i couldn't miss this album it is just amazing and i dont know how ppl could hate on this band or this album i love it and dont understand how ppl can't Expand
  2. 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, combined with technical guitar riffs, make this the most memorable Mastodon album to date. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    Arguably 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. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    first of all mastodon are great and this is a great album there is a lot of great songs on it i also like how it is a good change of pace then there first album was it has a bit of everything progressive and thrash so all in all a very good album Expand

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