Mastodon pisses me off. My dick was hardest for them when they were writing albums revolving around the classic elements. You know, back when they were bashing in skulls with dirty fucking riffs and rendering the weak infertile with complex drumming. But that Mastodon is dead. In recent years, they’ve been content to release albums that have a handful of unique songs buried in a bunch of radio ready shit.
In comes Cold Dark Place, a four song EP that dropped last week. It’s dark, it’s moody, and… it’s catchy as hell? It makes me want to weep then dance, sometimes in the same breath. It doesn’t get me hard in the same way early Mastodon did, but it’s still the most creative thing they’ve made in years.
It’s pretty fucking good.