Mastodon

Metallurgy

Reviews

Mastodon

Jonah Hex EP (Warner Bros.)

Polarizing hysteria caused by 2009's Crack the Skye recoils a 33-minute download of six movie-score instrumentals from this past spring's straight-to-infinity DC Comics Western Jonah Hex. Nine minutes of hardening cement on "Death March" become a demo by Atlanta's indie metal behemoth given its alternate take, a third-act holocaust probably more extreme than the film. Ditto for "Clayton Boys," an acoustic-lined buzzer whose outtake burns sodium chloride. "Indian Theme" unleashes a seafaring Leviathan; "Train Assault" does. (Sunday, 8:45pm, Black stage)

**.5

READ MORE
More Mastodon
Phases & Stages
Mastodon
Once More 'Round the Sun (Record Review)

Michael Toland, June 27, 2014

Metallurgy
Mastodon
Live at the Aragon (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Aug. 26, 2011

More Music Reviews
Rock & Roll Books
A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism
A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Jay Trachtenberg, Dec. 9, 2016

Rock & Roll Books
Play It Loud
Play It Loud: The Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Michael Toland, Dec. 9, 2016

More by Raoul Hernandez
Rock & Roll Books
Altamont
Altamont

Dec. 9, 2016

Alejandro Escovedo Grinds Axes at <i>ACL</i>
Alejandro Escovedo Grinds Axes at ACL
Austin escapee kicks out the jams in his fifth taping for PBS

Dec. 1, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Mastodon

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)