Mastodon – The Hunter (Warner Music Canada)

One of heavy metal’s most vital and exciting bands, Atlanta’s Mastodon deliver another amazing effort with their latest record The Hunter. The group’s last studio effort was an ambitious (and awesome) progressive masterpiece and while they haven’t completely abandoned their sludgy, progressive tendencies on The Hunter, they have opted for a more concise approach when it comes to the length of their songs. Featuring some of the finest technical playing you’ll hear in the genre, the band delivers knock out after knock out track here including highlights Spectrelight, Blasteroid, Curl of the Burl and the Black Sabbath inspired title track.