The Mastodon Appreciation Thread

Peaked with Crack the Skye. Have a lot of time for these GBOL. What say you?

Riff city


Not as good as they were in the 2000s but I still like the last few albums


I really like Blood Mountain and Leviathan. I know fuck all about the band really other than I enjoy those two.

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Blood Mountain through to Crack the Skye is all you really need to know. What’s come after is decent but those three are the nuts

mate if you’re gonna start a thread about mastodon, don’t leave out their best albums ffs


How have I left out any albums?

Leviathan came out before blood mountain

Oh shit you’re right… been a while I’ve forgotten the chronology. That comment needs corrected to Leviathan through to Crack the Skye

Remission is still very good though. Blood Mountain isn’t too great really. I like Crack the Skye but was definitely the last one worth bothering with.


Feel almost exactly the same. Remission has some great pummelling songs but Leviathan pisses all over it. Blood Mountain is very good but not amazing. CTS is fucking mint

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The Czar and Ghost of Karelia :heart:


I saw them around that time while on holiday in Berlin and they absolutely destroyed! Can’t imagine them ever being anything other than amazing live no matter how long they are active tbh!

I only know Leviathan. I really enjoy that album

The Last Baron, the last Baron (noodly bit) :metal:


Get yer lugs wrapped around Crack the Skye, you will not be disappointed!

Crack the Skye is where they lost me tbh. Think March of the Fire Ants is everything I wanted from Mastodon in a single song.


I actually got into them after seeing this cartoon and go ogling I think or someone telling me its origins.

I liked it at the time but now it reeks of disturbing friendzone/MRA shenanigans

Edit: very long image so you need to click to read it all and see the lyrics etc.

Well that is a bloody great song. Took me a little while to get into Crack the Skye, it’s a bit prog, but it’s definitely their best in my eyes


How did you link Mastodon to that… I know the whale is linked to Leviathan but it’s a fair jump just from that image