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Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Night Prowler, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    Hm, that's a very odd approach - a real twist on what a double album usually means. Reading just the headline I'd expect their return to complex stuff, but in this case I don't know what to think about it. Will definitely check this out. I really enjoyed the last one.
     
  2. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    An album entirely written by Brent, another one he hasn't contributed to ? That worries me a bit. I hope he doesn't sing on all the first one's songs. After Once more's... release they said they had left five songs appart, which were as good as the others, and that they would eventually release them as an EP; I guess these are the first record. I was thinking of them recently and hoped they would continue along the same path as on The Hunter and Once more...
     
  3. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    According to Brent, he wrote the whole Crack the Skye album... I love Crack The Skye but can't stand The Hunter, which, afaik, was mostly written by the other guys. So I'm looking forward to Brent's songs, although not sure whether he's still got it...
    Btw just read people criticizing Brent's vocals here, and while he can be a terrible singer live sometimes, he can also be great in terms of soul and feel. Better than Troy and Brann for sure.
     
  4. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    Wow. I didn't know that. He openly stated that ? My only concern with his voice is that it can really be nasal, almost caricatural. There are two songs on Crack... that I never listen to because of that.
     
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Brent > Brann > Troy when it comes to vocals IMO. But I don't think any of them can carry a whole album by themselves, so it's good that they combine.
     
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  6. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    My favorite in terms of vacals is Troy, by far. Brann has a pop feel that can be nice on record, but he fails to deliver live.
     
  7. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    I don't remember exactly how the story went, but I think it's on the DVD of the special edition, where Brent talks about how when he came back to the band after having been sick for quite a while, the other guys presented him the music they'd written, and he said he couldn't do that stuff, being in the state he was. So they asked him what he got, he showed them the material he'd written on his acoustic while being sick, which eventually lent itself to Crack the Skye.
    He also pretty bluntly said "I wrote Crack The Skye" in at least 2 interviews during that time. Of course you knever know what to believe with Brent. The other guys surely made their conrtibutions as well, lyrically - Skye being Brann's sister -, and I believe it's also on the CtS-DVD where you can see Brann and Troy writing melodies for vocals with an acoustic guitar.
    Still, I think it's true that CtS is for the most part Brent's album.
     
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  8. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    Thanks for the details.
     
  9. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    You're welcome.:)
     
  10. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Mastodon keep getting better for me. Once More was easily my favorite.
     
  11. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

  12. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    What about Brent's stuff...??
     
  13. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    It looks as if they have worked on their own : Bill + Brann // Brent. It would be great if the result was a double album. Knowing now how they write, I'm surprised all the songs are credited to Mastodon as a band.
     
  14. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Yea I hope you'e right! No talk of a double album anymore here, and Bill doesn't say a word about songs he isn't involved in.
     
  15. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

  16. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

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  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    [​IMG]

    1. “Sultan’s Curse”
    2. “Show Yourself”
    3. “Precious Stones”
    4. “Steambreather”
    5. “Roots Remain”
    6. “Word to the Wise”
    7. “Ancient Kingdom”
    8. “Clandestiny”
    9. “Andromeda”
    10. “Scorpion Breath”
    11. “Jaguar God”
    Out on March 31 :shred:
     
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  18. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Seems to be Bill's album. :-/
     
  19. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    But also: they're making music for yoga now. :okok:
     
  20. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    So, no double LP. I hope they release all the music they've written.
     

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