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Mastodon Streams Entire New Album "The Hunter" Online

U.S. progressive/groove band Mastodon is streaming the entire new LP "The Hunter" on YouTube (see below). The album is scheduled for release on September 27, 2011 through Reprise Records.

The track listing for "The Hunter" is as follows:

1.Black Tongue
2.Curl of the Burl
3.Blasteroid
4.Stargasm
5.Octopus Has No Friends
6.All the Heavy Lifting
7.The Hunter
8.Dry Bone Valley
9.Thickening
10. Creature Lives

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15 Comments on "Mastodon Streams Entire New Album 'The Hunter'"

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1. 5 skulls writes:

if MU can give Chthonic's new album 5 stars and not this gem, I'm going to be p***ed. This is the best album of the year!

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Started listening to this album last night. From a few listens I like what I hear. One thing that stands out is the vocals, which is ironic because that's often the cited as the weakness. However, like a Tool album, the vocals and music blend together very nicely.

Well done Mastodon. 5-0. Keep it going! I'm looking forward to what other MU members have to say. I don't think this album will be as polarizing like the newest Opeth. MU album of the year? Maybe.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. R10 writes:

I think i'll wait until next tues. to buy the album,rather than listen now. Of the two songs ive heard,one was good,the second was so-so. Speaking of Opeth,saw them last night,setlist was just as polarizing as the new record. Very quiet and mellllllow Opeth show. Five songs off the new one,no growled vocals at all. For those expecting a best of set list,unless they change the setlist nightly,it aint happening. Performance was excellant as usual,just couldc have mixed a few heavier songs in imo.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

R10: I almost made it to that show last night! What older stuff did they play?

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R10 writes:

Of the 13 songs performed,8 of them have never been performed;5 of which are off the new record. Akerfeldt gave pretty fair warning after the first song,greetings,and then," we are going to play alot of stuff we've never performed live before". Theres setlists posted on some sights. Three songs were performed accoustically,Akerfeldt and other guitarist sitting,Akerfeldt hasnt lost his humor,started off playing Free Falling by Tom Petty to start the acoustic numbers. I actually liked the new songs live,performed perfectly. Natives were getting a bit restless though,one drunk chick bellowed" play something heavy" during one of the mellower moments. Brave move on Opeths part,all in all it was a good show. Katatonia was great,they recieved the most enthused response.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. citrus_tea writes:

Really liking this!
PorcupineTree... Totally agree - The vocals are brilliantly incorporated into the overall sound.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Me likey!

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I dont usually do this but...I'm going to wait to listen till I actually get the album. The comments giving it props and the two songs Ive heard are enough. I already had Curl of the Burl stuck in my head the second time i listened to it, so I know I'll be getting something worth my while.

also, lol@ the fact that its impossible to properly classify Mastodon since they keep evolving their sound. I remeber when they were just called post-metal, then they went prog, and now theyre a progressive groove band. LOL

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

As I ranted in the Opeth thread, I'm not a fan of streaming the full albums before release... guess it's the new way to do things now. Whatever, I'll wait.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. jew man group writes:

ehhhhh!

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. m astadon t writes:

what is this hippy sh**? kick drum sounds like a pad on top of drywall. no power in this music at all. some emotion i guess. people buy this stuff?

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ER writes:

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mastodon and OH Sleeper , what more do you need

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. WOLF7 writes:

Not for me... sounds too old / classic rock for my liking.

Shame.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dasher10 writes:

Hey, Chthonic's new album was amazing on every level. There is NOTHING wrong with that disc. Also, on one hand, it's strange to hear Mastodon return to the sound of Blood Mountain after the epic Crack the Skye but this baby is going to sound awesome live.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 1:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Yeahp writes:

Drooling over this.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 3:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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