Mastodon - "High Road"

In February, we talked to the pioneering American prog/sludge/pop/metal band Mastodon, who were then in the studio recording their forthcoming LP, Once More Round The Sun. And today, the first music from that album has emerged, in the form of “High Road,” which debuted today on 98.9 The Rock, and which you can listen to right now below. My two cents after one spin: I like it a lot! But I liked The Hunter a lot, too, and I think this is much closer to The Hunter than it is, say, Leviathan (which, um, I also liked a lot). Listen!

Once More Round The Sun is out in June via Warner.

Comments (11)
  1. Judging solely from this single, it feels like they’re continuing to grow more accessible. Their older albums weren’t overly challenging, just perhaps darker and more technical. They seem to have dialed back their fretwork and drum runs to let the song breathe a bit. I’m not sure if I’m sold on that strategy but fortunately they come as hard a s we’ve come to expect. Any word on whether this will be a concept album?

  2. Fuck! I really wanted to hear this. I’m going to see if I can find it “elsewhere”.

  3. Michael, I was wondering if you had any thoughts on Cormorant’s new album that just came out

  4. It’s like Remission meets Night Ranger. I’ll take it.

  5. With the Soundcloud link so everybody can listen. Kudos.

  6. This sounds really good. June can’t get here fast enough!

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