Mastodon – “Remission” Double LP
Partly formed out of the backing band for Steve Austin’s Today Is The Day, Mastodon released their debut full-length on Relapse in 2002 (now in its tenth pressing). Progressive metal, in the same tradition of Voidod and Celtic Frost – taking the genre up a notch or two, injecting new levels of intellect and, (dare I say it?) sophistication. While still retaining an agressive edginess and sense of violent danger.