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  • Record Label: Reprise
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
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  1. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    While the technical prowess on display throughout this set is truly awe-inspiring--Mastodon might turn everything up to 11, but they never compromise the finer facets of their sound, and everything's captured here in crystal-clear clarity.
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    In all, Live at the Aragon has plenty for both old and new Mastodon fans to enjoy.
  3. 70
    Even at their most atonal, though, Mastodon's occasionally discordant vocalists hardly detract from the awesome power of their music. Besides, if you dig Mastodon enough to purchase a live album of theirs, you're pretty unlikely to take issue with the gruffness of their vocals, or the awkwardly sung harmonies.
  4. Mar 24, 2011
    60
    In sum, Live at the Aragon is a mixed bag aurally and visually, though the Crack the Skye movie is killer.
  5. Apr 26, 2011
    60
    Things loosen up on older material (a thrashing "Aqua Dementia"), and the band do a punishing cover of the Melvins' 1996 psych-sludge gem "The Bit." Replacing the original's sitar with Hinds' 12-string guitar roar, Mastodon again prove themselves broad-minded headbangers.
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    The vocals are hopelessly submerged in the mixing. Thankfully, the DVD provides brilliant (and necessary) distraction from the deflated vocal mix. [19 Mar 2011, p.52]
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    40
    Seventy-five minutes from the ambitious Atlantans untangles an actual hook in "Quintessence," but perennial "Mother Puncher" and Melvins closer "The Bit" batten down the goods vs. Crackthe Skye: The Movie jumbling a 50-minute New Age Russian silent.

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