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Mastodon - Blood Mountain (Reissue, Repress)

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Description

Blood Mountain is the third full-length studio album and major label debut by American heavy metal band Mastodon. The recording of the album finished in April 2006 and it was released on September 12 in the UK and September 12, 2006 in North America through Reprise Records. The album in full could be streamed at the band's MySpace page a few days prior to the release.

Like Mastodon's previous studio work Leviathan, Blood Mountain is a concept album. According to bassist Troy Sanders, "It's about climbing up a mountain and the different things that can happen to you when you're stranded on a mountain, in the woods, and you're lost. You're starving, hallucinating, running into strange creatures. You're being hunted. It's about that whole struggle." Guitarist Bill Kelliher considers this album to represent the earth element. At the time, bassist Troy Sanders called it "sonically the best album we have done." The band's emphasis on clean, melodic vocals instead of the harsher vocals that the band used on their early work continues to grow on this album.

The album includes guest appearances by Scott Kelly of Neurosis on "Crystal Skull", Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age on "Colony of Birchmen", as well as keyboard player Isaiah "Ikey" Owens of The Mars Volta and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta on "Pendulous Skin" and "Siberian Divide", respectively.

Release info

Label: Reprise Records 44364-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress
Country: US
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock
Style: Death Metal, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal

Tracklist

A1 The Wolf Is Loose
A2 Crystal Skull
A3 Sleeping Giant
A4 Capillarian Crest
A5 Circle Of Cysquatch
A6 Bladecatcher
B7 Colony Of Birchmen
B8 Hunters Of The Sky
B9 Hand Of Stone
B10 This Mortal Soil
B11 Siberian Divide
B12 Pendulous Skin

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