Blood Mountain - Mastodon
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Universal acclaim- based on 126 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: 76 out of 80
  2. Negative: 3 out of 80
  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. Expand
  2. AaronM
    Jan 11, 2007
    10
    What the hell has Rob R been listening to?
  3. pootietang
    Sep 15, 2006
    10
    a 10 point distortion by a disgruntled closed minded fool
  4. MatteoB.
    Jun 6, 2007
    10
    A masterpiece
  5. Raul
    Sep 17, 2006
    9
    This album is bad a**. That Guardian review is way off the mark & should be struck off the record as a complete aberration. The Guradian review totally screwed Mastodon's Metacritic average....that sux....By this album NOW! Expand
  6. MichaelK
    Mar 14, 2007
    9
    I don't usually "get" metal but I can't stop listening to this album. The playing is outstanding.
  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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