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I’ve heard Mastodon referred to as “thinking man’s metal” on a few occasions, and this is pretty apt. If you haven’t heard them already (seriously?), their style crosses multiple metal genres, though mostly bears the hallmarks of prog, sludge and groove. Having received extensive acclaim since the very beginning of their career, it’s a wonder that they’re still releasing such creative and edgy material. However, 2014’s album Once More ‘Round The Sun is just as good as anything prior.

This beast of a record will be showcased at The O2 Academy on the 2nd. It’s been a couple of years since these Grammy-nominated heroes have hit up Bristol, and will likely be just as long until the next time. So listen up, metalheads. Get your thinking caps on and get yourself to the show. You won’t regret it.

Check out the controversial video for ‘The Motherload’ here: