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Old 11-23-2011, 06:39 AM
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20. Mastodon - The Hunter
(Warner Bros./Reprise)

Okay, so promising to get back to their Remission and Leviathan roots with The Hunter was a bad call. No one who heard Crack the Skye could reasonably have expected to hear another "Mother Puncher" or "Iron Tusk," could they? Going in looking for songs like those is a sure recipe for disappointment, but this is a back-to-basics album in a few ways. The songs are short, and almost every one of them would be marketable as a single. The hooks here, while just as plentiful as on the first two records, aren't neck-snapping riffs but carefully crafted melodies and vocal lines. "The Hunter" and "The Sparrow" are Mastodon's most contemplative moments yet, "Black Tongue" and "Spectrelight" are as heavy as anything on Leviathan, and even the bizarre "Creature Lives" works, even if it is mostly on a novelty level. If you know me, you know I'm no great supporter of Crack the Skye. It was 9th on my year-end list in 2009 (call it coming down from fanboyism) but today I find it unlistenable. The Hunter isn't Mastodon moving in a regressive direction that would arguably be just as bad as progging out even more but it's the sound of the band moving in a direction that I can get behind. If Mastodon turn into Queens of the Stone Age, well, is that really so bad?
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Yes, it most certainly is.

I still like 'The Hunter' though. Mostly.
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The best album of the year.
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19. Landmine Marathon - Gallows
(Prosthetic Records)

Whatever this thing is that Landmine Marathon is doing this vicious blend of old-school grindcore and death metal with crystal-clear modern production and surgically precise, searing vocals it's working. Their fourth album and second in two years, Gallows, could be their best yet. There isn't an ounce of pretense in this lean, 29-minute rager, just neck-snapping brutality. This kind of music almost defies analysis, so I'll keep it light. Put this record on, bang your head, take your shirt off, pound some PBRs, daydream about Grace Perry if you must, but do not underestimate this incredible young band.

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Yes, it most certainly is.
Yup. Fuck Queefs of the Suck Age.

Also, that Landmine Marathon album cover is awesome.
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18. Liturgy - Aesthethica
(Thrill Jockey)

A lot of the black metal I love is derisively called "hipster black metal" by idiots, but no one takes more shit for not killing goats than Brooklyn's Liturgy. It's true, this is very positive-sounding stuff. Tremolo picking in the major key, lots of high notes, lots of almost shoegazing reverb on the vocals...Under a Funeral Moon this is not. But what it does, it does unbelievably well. Every song has a guitar harmony that will bury its way in your brain and an off-kilter riff that you'll injure your neck trying to headbang to. This is slick-sounding stuff, but it's still pretty fucked up musically. Is Hunter Hunt-Hendrix a douche? Maybe, he didn't seem to be when I met him back in July, but there is that Scion interview. Personal opinions about him and his skinny-jeaned bandmates should be put aside immediately, though, when listening to Aesthethica. It's one of the finest slabs of black metal, tr00 or not, that you'll hear all year.

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I thought Gallows was gonna make the top 10. Hmm. Such a great record; completely fucking relentless. I listened to it and Sovereign Descent back-to-back today, and you can really hear how much Grace has refined her vocals just in the last year.

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