Creature Lives

Album: The Hunter (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The most un-Mastodon track on The Hunter, this song features a Moog intro, punctuated with maniacal laughter before morphing into a bass refrain with multi-layered chanted vocals added to the mix. Drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor told Kerrang!: "When we played it to Brent (Hinds, vocals/guitar), we were nervous he wouldn't like it. But he got goosebumps. He just said, 'I f---ing love it.' It's weird song."
  • This song marked the first time that Brann Dailor composed and sung a Mastodon song in its entirety.
  • Dailor said to Rolling Stone of this catchy, Hard Rock tune: "We never had a real sing-along kind of song before. When I wrote it, in my head, I remember driving around thinking about that."

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