music

Mastodon Theory

If you want you can will it. You can have it. I can put it right there in your hands.

Indeed.

I have a theory that Mastodon, today, is like Metallica in the Black Album era: approachable metal for non-metalheads and casual fans. The new video for “The Motherload” also shows what a fun band they are. They’re able to laugh at themselves, and the music industry itself, as they take the heavy metal doom and fantasy tropes and pair them with the unexpected.

I mean, just look at those butts. It’s hypnotic.

Once More Round the Sun has been a fantastic album. I mean, just listen to the last minute or so of “Aunt Lisa.” That’s a band having fun.

“The Motherload” is Mastodon at its most radio-friendly approachability. Now with twerking!