Mastodon rocks. But you already knew that. - Oh My Rockness

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Mastodon rocks. But you already knew that.

May 9, 2007
Atlanta's Mastodon and their explosive hardcore METAL have been written up by countless media outlets, so there's really no reason for Oh My Rockness to be writing a profile on these guys, right?

Everyone by now knows that their live shows have become legendary. (Although legendary wouldn't be the word I was thinking of when I went to see them recently and one of the many out-of-control dudes dove straight into my left knee. It's like, you can rock out as much as you want, but don't, like, try to hurt me because you like the live music, man.)

Everyone knows that Mastodon love the big guitar riffs, thunderous drums and guttural vocal growls. And everyone knows that this music isn't for everyone. It's only for Shins fans. So why are we writing this profile if everyone already knows all about Mastodon? I don't know, boredom?

Oh yeah, they're also playing with Cursive. They rock too, but totally not in the same way. Hardcore and Saddle Creek certainly make strange bedfellows.

Mastodon play Roseland, on Thursday, May 17th.


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