Brann Dailor - Drums
Brent Hines - Guitar and Vocals
Troy Sanders - Bass and Vocals
Bill Kelliher - Guitars
Mastodon is metal act hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. They simply defy categorization, but if I were to attempt to label them, it would be something along the lines of prog-death/sludge, but that's pretty insufficient. The band draws inspiration from lots of different bands, so to truly understand Mastodon, you must hear Mastodon.
Their latest release, Leviathan, is a concept album that doesn't suck, which is worthy of praise for this alone. It's based on the story of Moby Dick. The band never sounds confined to the story, as thematic elements of the novel are addressed without summarizing the novel. This release is remarkably ambient, unlike their previous full-length, Remission. Every track is different and the CD may take a few listens to fully appreciate all that the band has to offer. The musicianship is top-notch; although the guitarist and the bassist (also vocalist) are completely proficient, the drummer steals the show. He's a master on the skins, providing some of the most exciting fills that perfectly fit the song. His excellence never comes off as 'showy', and at times, some of the more simpler stuff he plays is the most impressive.
In addition to the aforementioned full-length release Remission, Mastodon has an earlier LP, Lifesblood.
If you don't appreciate Mastodon, you're either a faggot, an indie kid, or a kvlt
kiddie. Either way, you're fucking gay.
King Diamond is one of the more amazing metal acts of all time and is he incredibly underrated, as he hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves.
He has plenty of incredible albums, but none reach the utter excellence that Abigail has. One of my favorite heavy metal albums of all time. King's great vocals are complimented by atmospheric guitars and great drumming.
Some stupid fucking kid: YO I GOT TEH NEW SLIPNOT CD IT IS AMAIZING AND I WUZ ALLOUD TO GET IT CUZ IT DIDN'T HAEV A PARIENTAL ADVISRIY ON IT!
Metal-head: Fuck that shit. If you want to hear real metal, pull your head out of your ass and pick up Abigail.
Stupid fucking kid: ABIGIL?! LOL TAHTS A GIRL'S NAME!
Metal-head: You stupid fucking cunt.
What you say to fill an weird, unsettling moment, in hopes of distracting a person of what is actually going on.
Phil (obviously distraught): My wife is sleeping with the mailman, my daughter is hooked on PCP and having sex with everyone in the neighborhood and I just found out my mother has cancer!
Bill: Wakka wakka!
Phil: Wakka wak-? What was I saying again.
An underrated band that combines elements of death and grind, yielding a genre called 'brutal death metal.' You may be able to tell by the genre name, but if you listen to their shit, it's pretty fucking heavy. Another example of why Relapse is one of the best damn labels the metal genre has ever seen. (See also Nile
and Pig Destroyer
I was going to listen to Suffocation tonight, but I realized I was wearing new pants, and I didn't want to shit in them like I usually do when I listen to said band.