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Brent Hinds Talks ‘Awesome’ New Mastodon Album

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Spin.com got Brent Hinds to step away from the recording sessions for Mastodon’s forthcoming new album, and he talked about the new disc pretty extensively and enthusiastically.

Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye — those albums took too long to make,” says Hinds. “This only took us a couple weeks to record and there’s a totally different feeling to it.”

So, I guess the disc is done. Cool.

“It’s a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record,” says Hinds, who would know. “I haven’t had this feeling about a Mastodon record since [2004’s] Leviathan. It’s just fucking awesome.”

That’s kind of sad. Dude did not feel like the last two records were awesome, or did he just feel like Leviathan was the best thing they’ve done. I don’t know what to make of that.

“We’ve got a song about fighting, there’s a song about lifting heavy stuff, there’s a song about people on meth creeping around in trees trying to get the best wood grain out of a tree to sell it at Lowe’s for [drug] money…The album is kind of silly. We’re taking the piss out of things.”