Mastodon have released “Sickle and Peace,” the latest single from their forthcoming album, Hushed and Grim.
Putting this as politely as I know how: I do not care for not-heavy Mastodon, and other than the chorus, this is not-heavy Mastodon. It’s very much the same way I feel about not-heavy Opeth. To each their own! Follow your creative bliss! I’m just not feeling it.
But you can, and should, check out the song below and make up your own darn mind.
Hushed and Grim will arrive on October 29 as a double album via Reprise Records; pre-order here.
Mastodon and Opeth will co-headline the U.S. this fall. Dates:
Nov 16 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena [tickets]
Nov 18 – Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre [tickets]
Nov 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [tickets]
Nov 20 – New York City – Hammerstein Ballroom [tickets]
Nov 21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem [tickets]
Nov 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [tickets]
Nov 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern [tickets]
Nov 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater [tickets]
Nov 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom [tickets]
Nov 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land [tickets]
Nov 30 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre [tickets]
Dec 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium [tickets]
Dec 02 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater [tickets]
Dec 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union [tickets]
Dec 05 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom [tickets]