Yesterday, progressive sludge metal heroes Mastodon were the subject of a much-anticipated leak. The track “High Road” began circulating on metal blogs, and after that preview, the band has officially released the real thing in a higher quality format. “High Road” is the first track to be released from the band’s upcoming album, Once More Round the Sun.
Based on the new track, which you can stream below, it’s likely to be somewhere between that album’s hook-laden psychedelic hard rock and 2009’s epic prog-metal conquest, Crack the Skye. Either way, we’re ready for it.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.