Early Plays: Emperor of Sand by Mastodon

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American metallers Mastodon will release in a few weeks their upcoming seventh studio album, Emperor of Sand, and this is going to be an important event for all fans of stoner and progressive metal. The band has uploaded a few official audio tracks as an anticipation of their LP and from listening to these songs we can expect some nice surprises from this new work. Show Yourself, in particular, sees the American progsters exploring a melodic vein that is quite uncommon compared to their previous albums.

It’s a little bit of the same as the last album, but I think it goes even deeper in certain areas — a couple of more psychedelic parts, a little more technical parts. There are a couple of new places we haven’t gone before. So it’s just kind of a continuation of the last record to me, but even deeper. (Bill Kelliher, guitarist of the band, on Blabbermouth)

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