Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun (2014)

It took me quite by surprise when I turned on Radio 1 one day whilst in the work van, and was treated to a single from the up and coming new record from long-time heavies, Mastodon. Wait, like, they play this shit on the radio now? Since when? But I digress. I’ve been meaning to check out some “later” Mastodon stuff for a while, and the cover art for this thing stood out to me by a mile. I mean, just look at it.

Unfortunately, however, I just find this record bores me to absolute tears. Sure, it’s put together incredibly well, and the musicianship and craftsmanship is not up for debate. I just highly doubt that I’ll ever listen to this again. It seemed to go on forever, and not in a good way.