What better way to celebrate the Jewish New Year than with a list by the metal band Mastodon. Five years ago, Mastodon was one of two bands I had stumbled upon that I never thought would try to go mainstream (the other being Fucked Up). It wasn’t that I didn’t think they would go mainstream…I wasn’t sure they could. But early this year, Fucked Up or F’d Up now…found their way onto alternative radio. This time Mastodon has made a splash on rock radio with a straight ahead rocker, Curl of the Burl. Now, there’s nothing with being a mainstream radio band. Led Zeppelin was mainstream, The Beatles, Guns n Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, as well. And I would much rather hear the likes of Mastodon blasting out of my radio speakers than the newest Switchfoot. I think it just goes to show that even those bands who start off the most independent of intentions…all have the same goal in mind. They all want people to hear their music.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Mastodon:
1. Iron Tusk (Leviathan)
2. The Last Baron (Crack The Skye)
3. Colony of Birchman (Blood Mountain)
4. Hands of Stone (Blood Mountain)
5. Oblivion (Crack The Skye)
6. Naked Burn (Leviathan)
7. Trainwreck (Remission)
8. Hail to Fire (Call of the Mastodon)
9. Blood and Thunder (Leviathan)
10. Crack The Skye (Crack The Skye)
11. Crusher Destroyer (Remission)
Buy the new Mastodon album, The Hunter…now!!