Redirected from The Wolf Is Loose). Blood Mountain is the third full-length studio album and major label debut by American heavy metal band Mastodon. The recording of the album finished in April 2006 and it was released on September 12 in the UK and September 12, 2006 in North America through Reprise Records. The album in full could be streamed at the band's MySpace page a few days prior to the release.
However, Blood Mountain is definitely an album that contains mostly the things I like, oh yes. In my opinion, it's the second best Mastodon's release after Crack the Skye. Production of the record is good but honestly, could have been better. All in all, Blood Mountain is a very good eclectic progressive metal album, deeply rooted in sludge metal genre.
Blood Mountain (CDr, Album, Copy Prot. 9362-44364-2, 936244364-2. Blood Mountain (CD, Album). Blood Mountain (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi).
The two-year long-wait is over, and those Mastodon fans encouraged but leery of the slicker production of Leviathan over Remission will be even more bemused, or downright bewildered, by Blood Mountain, the band's first foray into major-label territory since signing with Warner Brothers' Reprise imprint (after all, this was the label conceded to Frank Sinatra as his own when. he threatened to leave it). Blood Mountain is everything fans both hoped for and feared.
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Surely all the hype is bound to lead to dissappointment" Surely Mastodon must've cracked under the pressure of critical acclaim and the move to a major label and not been able to live up to their reputation as metal revolutionaries" Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to be knocked clean off your high horses, as Blood Mountain is one of the most. However, having listened to Blood Mountain several times, it is readily apparent that this album deserves tenfold the respect and worship lavished upon its predecessor. From the very start, the album is incredibly atmospheric. A recent article on the band that I read recently mentioned that the album exudes a mood of desolate loneliness and bleakness, likening it to the atmosphere created by the ever present spooky red sky in early 90s shoot-em-up game Doom.
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|A1||The Wolf Is Loose||3:34|
Lyrics By [Additional], Vocals [Additional] – Scott KellyRecorded By [Scott Kelly] – Doug Hill
Cello – Jennifer Ellison Violin – Erica Brewer, Nicola Shangrow
|A5||Circle Of Cysquatch||3:19|
|B1||Colony Of Birchmen
Engineer [Joshua Homme] – Alain MoschulskiVocals [Additional] – Joshua Homme*
|B2||Hunters Of The Sky||3:52|
|B3||Hand Of The Stone||3:31|
|B4||This Mortal Soil||5:00|
Engineer [Cedric Bixler-zavala] – Jonathan Debaun*Vocals [Additional] – Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Organ, Synthesizer – Isaiah Ikey Owens*
- Pressed By – Record Industry – 86117
NotesThe matrix numbers are the same as the 3rd repress of Blood Mountain
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): 1-44364-A 86117 1A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): 1-44364-B 86117 1B
|44364-2||Mastodon||Blood Mountain (CD, Album)||Reprise Records, Relapse Records||44364-2||US||2006|
|9362-44364-2, 936244364-2||Mastodon||Blood Mountain (CD, Album, RE)||Reprise Records, Relapse Records, Reprise Records, Relapse Records||9362-44364-2, 936244364-2||Europe||Unknown|
|none||Mastodon||Blood Mountain (CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo)||Reprise Records||none||US||2006|
|9362-44364-2, 936244364-2||Mastodon||Blood Mountain (CD, Album)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Relapse Records, Relapse Records||9362-44364-2, 936244364-2||Europe||2006|
|RR 6676-1||Mastodon||Blood Mountain (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi)||Relapse Records||RR 6676-1||US||2006|