Once More 'Round the Sun [CD] [PA]

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a grower.

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    BehemothFan
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    This album was without a doubt my most anticipated album of 2014 and when I finally got my hands on it I was a little disappointed. Mastodon has been on of my favorite bands for a long time because with each album they have released they have changed up their style in order to keep a fresh sound, nothing sounds too similar when it came to Mastodon. That is why I was disappointed, Once More 'Round the Sun sounded like an offshoot of The Hunter to me, don't get me wrong I love The Hunter but I wanted something new! At first this really bummed me out, the album didn't seem like it had an identity of its own, but I decided to give it a few more listens. After the 3rd time through I found myself singing along with the songs, hearing little drum fills that I hadn't caught before, and the guitar/bass work were a lot better than I had previously thought. The album was definitely a grower for me and I'm glad I gave it the chance that it rightfully deserved. Halloween is easily my favorite track, that outro is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Deep South Metal does it again \m/!

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    Whodat81
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    Mastodon have made a brilliant album, personally I like it better than their last effort "The Hunter". This album has great flow throughout. The groups vocals on this are very interesting, they all have their parts and make them work very well together. Not much screaming/yelling vocals but it still retains the heaviness Mastodon is known for. Guitar work is excellent, killer riffs with great harmonizing solos. Drums are right on par with previous material. This band is getting closer to be being at top of the metal/hard rock food chain for years to come

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Album From Mastodon

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    Nate
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    Alright, I don't think we'll ever get another masterpiece such as Crack The Skye, but this is a great album in its own right. It takes what was developed in The Hunter and throws in a little bit of Crack The Skye here and there. Also, Brann's vocals have been getting better and better in the past years! The only gripe I have about the album is that the ending of Aunt Lisa is just plain...bad, I guess that'd be the right word here? Not sure what they were thinking there lol. Other than that, pick up this album!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mastodon continues to progress

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    Turdsley
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    Once More Round The Sun isn't on the level of Crack the Skye or Blood Mountain but it still one of the better metal albums I've heard recently. It's an album that takes a bit getting used to as Mastodon continues to change their sound while still remaining the slug metal band you love. I would've given the album a higher rating but even after a dozen or so listens a few tracks leave me scratching head. Overall is say it worth a purchase just don't expect this one to top Mastodon's higher regarded albums.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mastodon fans will not be disappointed.

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    BrownReclucio
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    This piece of work by Mastodon will not disappoint fans of very well blended music.There is something here for everyone. Hard hitting thunderous drums with tempo shifts & precision drumming.Awesome guitar riffs & crushing guitar rhythms with solid bass lines over the top of everything. Also, vocals that truly capture the feel of the song it represents with different emotions & attitude.For fans of vocal harmonizing as well.Mastodon is second to none in this genre of music. A very well rounded listen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A different sound for Mastodon...

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    HotSauceBoss
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    I started listening to Mastodon after the Blood Mountain album, and went back to pick up the earlier releases. Once More 'Round the Sun is a different approach from the previous albums, still the same great musicanship, but some of the songs sound more like straightforward heavy rock tunes than what I like about the band. It's the dilemma of the artist - do the same thing as last time and get called out for it or do something new and get called out for it? Al told, it's good, but not great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great release

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    MDub360
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    For those like me, you may notice that you need to listen to their songs more than once to "get" them... they definitely grow on you. Mastodon have never been afraid to keep tweaking their style. While this continues on their progressive side, they still play a lot of riffs and songs that sound like Remission and other early albums. While not as epic as "Crack the Skye", it definitely builds on what they were doing with "The Hunter" and pushes the boundaries a bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mastodon at their best

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    DarthGoodwin
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    Once more 'round the sun is Mastodon at their absolute best. After their disappointing last album "The Hunter", Mastodon have returned with what is arguably their best album since "Blood Mountain". "Once More 'Round the Sun" takes all the best parts of "Blood Mountain" and "Crack the Skye" and blends them into a monstrous album of crushing hooks and grooving melodies. This album solidifies Mastodon as the absolute best metal band on the planet right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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