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The Hunter - REPRISE
FILTER Grade: 71%

By Kurt Orzeck on October 5, 2011



Mastodon’s most accessible album to date finds the ATL-iens as unfocused as ever—and out of gas. The Hunter isn’t a prog-fueled comet heading for a specific destination, it’s just floating in space. Indie rockers unfamiliar with the sludge-slingers’ repertoire will find a green light here. They might get this confused for a more-polished-yet-lesser-quality version of an early Queens of the Stone Age slab. Metal fans, on the other hand, will be pissed.

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