Blood Mountain - Mastodon
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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. 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. Collapse
  2. Darius
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    Blood Mountian is phenomenal. There's at least 5-7 powerhouse metal songs in it. I can honestly say that this is the most glorified metal band since metallica's reign in the 80's. Aside from that, they're ever potentially greater than iron maiden and metallica, and blow the lid off slayer and pantera. Next to Black Sabbath, they're the crowning kings of Heavy Metal. Expand
  3. MikeS
    Sep 15, 2006
    10
    Not the best Mastodon album but still, it sounds damn good. Didnt quite like prog metal until I found mastodon on my computer and it changed my entire vision on music.The best ones in my opinion are " Sleeping Giant" and "This Mortal Soil" Expand
  4. AlbertoP
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    FUCKING INCREDIBLE LP :D
  5. DeclanM
    Sep 18, 2006
    9
    superb album not as good as leviathan as i like the heavier side of mastodon but definitely one of my albums of the year
  6. Jama
    Sep 18, 2007
    9
    Over the top without being wanky, heavy without being dull, and driven without them taking it too seriously. If you hate this record... you obviously have your ears only painted on. Expand
  7. KenK
    Oct 19, 2006
    0
    That's the worst album of the world: the worst sounds and the worst music of the worst band ¿What happened with Mastodon?

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