Mastodon - Once More ‘Round The Sun
Vinyl LP pressing. 2014 release from the Metal monsters. Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated Hard Rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group's four members recognize the importance of life's omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of it's signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting sound atmospheres, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. The very title says something slightly different for each member. Quite literally, ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN means a year-in-the-life, explains Dailor. Lyrically, we were discussing things that happened to US recently, whereas in the past we looked further back for inspiration. It's about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on.