Mastodon – Remission (New Vinyl) (Gold Vinyl)
NEW DOUBLE LP
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ALBUM DOES NOT COME IN SHRINK WRAP FROM THE FACTORY. IT IS IN A STANDARD POLY OUTER SLEEVE WITH A HYPE STICKER ***
New sealed copy. Double LP remastered at 45 RPM. "Gold nugget" coloured vinyl.
Remission is the debut album by American heavy metal band Mastodon. It was released on May 28, 2002 through Relapse Records and was re-released on October 21, 2003. The album received overwhelmingly positive reception. AllMusic's Brian O'Neill noted the album's "technical ecstasy" with "a complex slant that nears prog rock proportions". He also compared the "Southern-sounding" jazzy drumming and clean guitars of "Ol'e Nessie" to the Allmans.
Bryan Haywood of Pitchfork Media praised the album's production and drummer Brann Dailor as the stand-out musician. "They drop in just enough [mathematics] to keep the arrangements flavorful, but not so much as to overload the vintage guitar riffs with Dream Theater-like complexity. And then they counterbalance it with some nice, old-fashioned, Sabbath-style metal attitude." Haywood commented, "The complete package sounds timeless, but in that unbelievable way that you've never heard before."
Kerrang! named the album in their list "The 13 Most Essential Sludge Records."
A1 Crusher Destroyer
A2 March Of The Fire Ants
A3 Where Strides The Behemoth
B5 Ol'e Nessie
B6 Burning Man
C8 Trampled Under Hoof
D10 Mother Puncher
D11 Elephant Man