If you’re like us, then you’re excited for new music from Mastodon. Thus, we were even happier to read an interview Noisecreep did with drummer Brann Dailor, in which he gives a cool update from the studeio. Currently the band is in the studio working out riffs, while also still in talks with possible producers (though Dailor admitted that they had one person in mind, though couldn’t reveal the name). But what got our attention was Dailor’s comment about the “general vibe” of the material so far, saying:
“It doesn’t seem as proggy. There’s moments, but it seems more riff-oriented. It seems a little more stripped down. [2004's] ‘Leviathan’ was a little more stripped down, and it feels like that to me. Everything always changes once you go in the studio, but at the moment it seems like a really super-heavy Led Zeppelin or something. It has a lot of that [John] Bonham-esque groove to it, but really heavy and dark. I really like playing like that, and when it goes into those parts, I’m psyched.”
Dailor’s description will probably make fans who felt 2009’s Crack The Skye lacked the aggression or rawness of Mastodon’s past albums. We, on the other hand, are just happy to hear that major headway has already been made on the new album. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer till we get to hear new Mastodon music!