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    Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:41:18

    Top Summer 2014 Metal Songs: Mastodon – #2 - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    Speaking of epic, there's nothing more epic this summer than Mastodon's "Chimes At Midnight". It's so haunting that you'll need to listen to it repeatedly. The chorus stays embedded in your psyche like the best work of Soundgarden, Tool, and Led Zeppelin. All of whom remain acts that Mastodon should be mentioned within the same breath as. "Chimes At Midnight" merges twirling psychedelica with one of Brent Hinds' biggest vocals ever. Brann Dailor's drums prove lyrical in their delivery as well, entwining with Hinds' and Bill Keelliher's immortal shredding. They are the ultimate guitar duo out there, and as the riffs kick in you'll feel that. Once again, Troy Sanders bolts down a bludgeoning low end and anchors the track with his own gritty gusto, sounding bigger than ever. This will be remembered as a true standout from Mastodon. Remember, Once More 'Round the Sun is out now, and it's the year's best album so far...

    "Chimes At Midnight" is also one of our Top Summer 2014 Metal Songs.

    Listen below!



    See our essay and First Reaction to Once More 'Round The Sun here!



    Rick Florino
    07.11.14


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