Mastodon take the “High Road” less traveled

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM (PST)

Troy Mastodon Pic Fierce

Mastodon have released a new song “High Road”, seemingly because it leaked anyway. The swarthy jam is from their pending album Once Around The Sun. The tune is pretty standard in structure, with a steady chug reminiscent of a more hi-fi older Mastodon but with a big melodic chorus. It will probably sound even better live and dirtier than this.

I miss seeing these guys in shitty clubs but they couldn’t be more deserving of their popularity. And the bridge/solo section of this new jam is really epic and inspiring. You can’t hold these guys back from journeying to different modes of live wire synaptic rockery. Even with a more populist structure, they still sound crazier than any other metal band as big as they are.

Click HERE to hear the song.


Live photo of Troy Sanders by Marissa Phillips, House of Blues, NOLA

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