Blood And Thunder

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  • This is the beginning of Mastodon's concept album revolving around Captain Ahab's obsession with catching the Great White Whale in the book Moby Dick. >>
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    Scorpion - Las Vegas, NV
  • Three magazines awarded Leviathan Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. In 2009 MetalSucks named it the best metal album so far of the 21st century.
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  • Tino from Sulphur, LaI'm not a Jesus freak, but what I got from this is that there is religious symbolism in this song. I think that the lead singer symbolizes Christ as the whale and the Sun. A white whale particularly to symbolize purity. "What remorseless emperor (Christ) commands me; I no longer govern my soul; I am completely immersed in darkness; as I turn my body away from the Sun (Christ)"
  • Johnny Thunder from Lakeside, Caawsome my favorite mastadon song
  • Aki from Sunrise, FlI know it's about Moby Dick, but I find it hilarious that a certain quote from The Watchmen goes "Waiting for a flash of enlightenment in all this blood and thunder." Maybe we have some Watchmen fans in the band?
  • Joel from Columbia, ScThey have a song, not sure what it is called, but it references One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Tristan from Marstons Mills, MaMastodon is probably the sickest metal band out there, they have the most unique sound, unlike trivium trying to sound like metallica now, hopefully they go back to their Ascendancy ways. But mastodon is niiiiicccceee
  • Mitch from St. Louis, MoThis song is amazing, and mastodon is amazing.
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