Mastodon return from Grammy land to create possibly their most cohesive record since Remission. Hushed And Grim shows the band assuming the form that has been invoked over the last handful of releases to create one of the most end-of-year-list-worthy releases to come out on a major label in the last handful of years. 180 gram clear vinyl DLP (Indie Exclusive).
“Mastodon will release their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, HUSHED AND GRIM, on October 29, 2021 via Reprise Records. Over the past year, the group recorded the album in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] behind the board. As their most ambitious body of work to date, it consists of 15 tracks, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four musicians. At the same time, an atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John by architecting a magnum opus that bears the influence of his eternal memory.”