Probably what I would rate it do. Not my favorite Mastodon album. Not by a mile. Whales are metal though (see Gojira & Mastodon)Not too sure. I think "Blood And Thunder" fucking rocks, and the rest of the songs are quite solid, but it just doesn't seem to fit the Moby Dick concept as much as they intended. It's probably somewhere in the 80% line.
You can't really compare those two, two totally different genres and intentions with them.As an aside, that is one thing about Leviathan - it pales in comparison with The Call Of The Wretched Sea. One is a good, muddy metal album, the other is an absolute masterpiece that throws you upon the mercy of the open ocean.
Funeral doom. It’s really slow and really heavy, and may not be what you’re used to, but it’s well worth a listen anyway.