NME.COM

Mastodon - 'Once More 'Round The Sun'

Metal band show off their grooves on sixth record

Press
  • Release Date 23 Jun, 2014
  • Record Label Reprise
8 / 10
Atlanta’s Mastodon have been very loudly getting on with the business of being the world’s most inspired alternative metal outfit for a long time now. 2011’s ‘The Hunter’ marked a shift away from the overarching narratives of goblins fighting their way up bloodied mountaintops that had come to define their records, in favour of remarkable standalone anthems like 'Curl Of The Burl'. In ‘Asleep In The Deep’, this sixth record contains their grooviest, most accessible number ever, while the title track and the single ‘High Road’ are further indomitable classics-in-waiting. Musically 'Once More 'Round The Sun' is equivalent to having several tons of hot molten lava poured into your eye sockets for about an hour. Behold!

Jeremy Allen

Share This

More Reviews

DIIV - 'Is The Is Are' Review

Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album

Album

Goosebumps - Film Review

The film adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror novels is shockingly enjoyable

Movie

Rihanna - 'Anti' Review

A defiantly bangerless take-me-seriously-as-an-artist album that reveals new charms every time you spin it

Album

'Spotlight' - Film Review

The utterly gripping story of how The Boston Globe exposed child abuse within the Catholic church

Movie
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine