With an ageless magnificence and rich musical imagination, Mastodon unleash Leviathan, an unabated testimonial to the band's earthshaking ability to rock. Their thundering musical muscle, talent and vast sea of ideas triumphantly unite on Leviathan, delivering heavy, organic music that melds exhilarating ambitiousness with a well-honed accessibility.
Atlanta's Mastodon climbed to the top of the metal heap the old-fashioned way. Taking the template for success etched by Metallica, the band captured the imagination with a series of albums that offered potent heaviness and relentless experimentation. After graduating from respected indie Relapse, they released 2006's acclaimed Blood Mountain, an album with a fire motif/fantasy adventure concept that opened numerous doors both commercially and critically. Crack The Skye, completes their elemental cycle by focusing on "ether," while also serving as a tale of czarist Russia.
The Hunter is the upcoming fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Mastodon. It will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 26, 2011 in the UK[ and one day later in the US via Reprise Records The Hunter will be their first release with producer Mike Elizondo (whose credits include Fiona Apple, 50 Cent, Alanis Morissette, Avenged Sevenfold and Maroon 5).[/quote]
Progressive metal innovators MASTODON will release their first-ever live experience which captures the band's sonic assault recorded and filmed live October 19th, 2009, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago while touring in support of its album critically-applauded album, Crack The Skye.
Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have revealed the full details of their long-awaited new album, "Terminal Redux". Due on May 6 via Earache, "Terminal Redux" is VEKTOR's third full-length release and the band's first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the lyrics of the title track from their previous album, 2011's "Outer Isolation". Like the most outlandish and classic concept records of the past — such as RUSH's "2112", QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" and MASTODON's "Leviathan" — "Terminal Redux" mixes fantasy and reality, imagination and fact, and cataclysmic warnings from the future to keep the listener on edge throughout.
Freehand is almost a forgotten american prog band that release a single album in fall of 1989. Recorded during 1988, summer, this album has some traces of King Crimson (Discipline era) and here and there some jazz hints aswell. Anyway the musicianship is strong delivering some very fine moments like: Mastodon (one of the pieces with voice), are some instrumental here as well, title track - Thinking Out Loud is another example of good prog music of the late '80's.