The Hunter, the new album from Atlanta metal institution Mastodon, is imminent. We’ve already heard the tracks “Black Tongue,” “Curl Of The Burl,” and “Spectrelight,” and now the entire thing is streaming, along with trippy CGI visuals, in the YouTube video below. First impressions: The band is continuing its long progression away from all-out crust-metal insanity and toward riffy, stargazing major-label psych. Those of us who loved Remission and Leviathan but didn’t love 2009’s Crack The Skye are going to have a whole fuckload of complaints. Listen to the album and formulate your own responses below.
(via Mastodon’s website)
The Hunter is out 9/27 on Reprise.