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Live at the Aragon (Reprise)

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Mastodon

Live at the Aragon (Reprise)

Forest-clearing for forthcoming fifth LP The Hunter includes closing 2009's Crack the Skye cycle with this CD/DVD caterwaul from Chicago's famed ballroom. Seventy-five minutes from the ambitious Atlantans untangles an actual hook in "Quintessence," but perennial "Mother Puncher" and Melvins closer "The Bit" batten down the goods vs. Crackthe Skye: The Movie jumbling a 50-minute New Age Russian silent.

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