Mastodon - _Lifesblood_
(Relapse, 2001)
by: Brian Meloon (6 out of 10)
Mastodon is a relatively new band from Atlanta, GA, featuring drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher formerly of Lethargy [CoC #4, #14, #51] and Today Is the Day. They're joined by Social Infestation bassist Troy Sanders and guitarist Brent Hines. As you'd expect from such a group of experienced musicians on a label like Relapse, this is a high-quality release, with good production and solid playing. Unfortunately, the music isn't anything particularly special. It's straightforward industrial- and death metal-tinged thrash, not overly technical, brutal or original. In other words, it fits perfectly into Relapse's roster. This is another technically good release, but ultimately, it is rather average material.

(article published 19/10/2001)


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