Mastodon have just posted a video teaser of a new song called “Black Tongue” on their website. Though it’s only a minute of the song, it still serves as our first taste of their new album The Hunter. Just like the cover artwork (which marks the first time Paul Romano) hasn’t been involved, the snippet of the song is a bit of a separation for Mastodon. It doesn’t seem as progy as stuff on Crack The Skye, nor as aggressive as their earlier stuff. Nonetheless, we very much like what we hear.
Give the sample a listen for yourself. The trailer for the album and “Black Tongue” can be seen up top. An exact date for The Hunter is unknown at the moment, but will definitely be released sometime this Fall.