Mastodon Blood Mountain 2006 Review by Mike

9.0
Experimental Prog Extreme Metal
This is the first Mastodon album that I get to listen to in full length - and I really like it. Usually I find (Post) Sludge Metal interesting musically, but the vocals put me off. Fortunately it is just one of many influences here, and I'd say it's more like a Post Doom/Independent/EMO album, with a heavy dose of Thrash thrown in. There is much experimentation going on, and they're never calculable.

Mainstream listeners might have a hard time digesting this very dense and inaccessible opus, metal-friendly prog fans will find it a very worthwhile listen.
The Wolf Is Loose 3:32
8.8
Experimental Prog
Crystal Skull 3:22
8.7
Experimental Prog
Sleeping Giant 5:34
9.2
Experimental Prog
Capillarian Crest 4:24
9.0
Experimental Prog
Circle Cysquatch 3:18
8.9
Experimental Prog
Bladecatcher 3:19
9.3
Experimental Prog
Colony of Birchmen 4:18
8.6
Experimental Prog-Related
Hunters of the Sky 3:49
8.3
Experimental Prog-Related
Hand of Stone 3:29
8.5
Experimental Prog
This Mortal Soil 4:54
9.2
Experimental Prog
Siberian Divide 5:29
9.1
Experimental Prog
Pendelous Skin 5:01, Bonus
8.1
Experimental Non-Prog