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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
PostPosted: Tue April 04, 2017 5:20 am 
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I just cannot get into this wave of "pop metal" bands at all (these guys, The Sword, Red Fang, etc.).


Would you call even Remission and Leviathan "pop metal?"


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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
PostPosted: Tue April 04, 2017 5:24 am 
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I just cannot get into this wave of "pop metal" bands at all (these guys, The Sword, Red Fang, etc.).


Would you call even Remission and Leviathan "pop metal?"

Leviathan is the only album I've heard in full, and yeah.

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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
PostPosted: Tue April 04, 2017 6:03 am 
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It's probably my favorite brand of metal, but I'm not the biggest Mastodon fan.

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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
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Leviathan and Remission aren't pop metal at all, I mean maybe it has more cohesive song structures than Neurosis or ISIS or whatever, but it's still very much sludge metal.

The Emperor of Sand is about as poppy as it gets for 9/10ths of the thing though, it's alright and I probably will go see them next month when they come to town, but it's still nowhere close to the Leviathan - Crack the Skye stretch of albums. I don't even think I like it as much as Once More Round the Sun.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
PostPosted: Tue April 04, 2017 12:33 pm 
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The metal genres and what is and what isn't metal has always been ponderous to me. If I had to categorize I would think Motley Crue or Def Leppard as Pop Metal. Maiden, Priest and Metallica would be Heavy Metal and LV's grunt, bark and scream bands would be Extreme Metal. Then I guess you could have a million subgenres under those basic three or bands that move though multiple genres. I'm old though so that thinking is probably outdated. I guess if you were into grunt, bark and scream Metal everything not that would seem poppy.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
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I am by no means a metal purist and I don't care if a band is "real" metal or not (What does that even mean?). I just don't like this particular type of metal in general, and find Mastodon boring.

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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
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Fair enough.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
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I'm really enjoying the new record. Only got really into them a few years ago. Always enjoyed Colony of Birchmen and Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife.

If I had to rank them:
01. Emperor of Sand (think it's fantastic)
02. Crack the Skye
03. Once More 'Round the Sun
04. Blood Mountain
05. Leviathan
06. The Hunter
07. Remission
08. Call of the Mastodon

Album cover? Leviathan's vinyl version is by far my favorite.

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 Post subject: Re: The Wolf Is Loose / An RM Mastodon Thread
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I am by no means a metal purist and I don't care if a band is "real" metal or not (What does that even mean?). I just don't like this particular type of metal in general, and find Mastodon boring.

Totes on-board with this opinion. There are parts where it seems like Ozzy is singing for Tool with some weird hybrid of Danny Carey and John Stanier on drums. And yet it comes together as a strange wall of noise instead of what that lineup could sound like in my head. Maybe headphones would serve me better to hear the little things they're putting into the songs but I don't know.

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