Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
The only metal act of the past decade that can pick up the baton from the Big Four. There’s simply too much musicality in this band. Like the greats they’ve created an idiom and realm of their own. Here’s more of that, but it never fails to excite. By deploying new accents and implementing more prog/hard rock elements they thicken the constitution of their unique blend. Leaving us with the impression that they can, effortlessly, reign forever.
Best song: Andromeda