Mastodon – ‘Emperor of Sand’ CD


Mastodon’s seventh studio album, ‘Emperor of Sand,’ is a majestic and introspective journey that delves into the themes of mortality, time, and the human condition. Released in 2017, this concept album showcases the band’s ability to weave together intricate compositions, captivating storytelling, and a seamless blend of progressive metal and hard rock elements. ‘Emperor of Sand’ stands as a testament to Mastodon’s musical prowess and their ability to create a deeply resonant and emotionally charged sonic experience.

‘Emperor of Sand’ is a triumph of songwriting and musicianship. The album features a balance of heavy, churning riffs and melodic, hook-laden passages, showcasing the band’s ability to create both intricate complexity and memorable hooks. Guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher deliver a mesmerizing display of technicality, while Troy Sanders’ rumbling basslines and Brann Dailor’s intricate drumming provide a solid and dynamic foundation. The band’s ability to seamlessly blend heavy and progressive elements with accessible melodies sets ‘Emperor of Sand’ apart, making it an album that can captivate fans of various musical genres.

Mastodon’s ‘Emperor of Sand’ is a majestic and introspective masterpiece that showcases the band’s musical prowess and storytelling abilities. With its intricate compositions, emotive lyrics, and polished production, the album creates a deeply resonant and emotionally charged listening experience. ‘Emperor of Sand’ is a testament to Mastodon’s ability to merge heavy and progressive elements with accessibility, making it a compelling and accessible album for both existing fans and newcomers alike. It solidifies Mastodon’s status as one of the most innovative and influential bands in modern metal, and ‘Emperor of Sand’ is a shining jewel in their discography.

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Weight 0.20 lbs
Dimensions 4.84 × 5.59 × 0.47 in





United States of America


Progressive metal


The Quarry Recording Studio, and Henson Recording Studios


Brendan O'Brien


Reprise Records


March 31st, 2017




Compact Disk




01. Sultan's Curse
02. Show Yourself
03. Precious Stones
04. Steambreather
05. Roots Remain
06. Word to the Wise
07. Ancient Kingdom
08. Clandestiny
09. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God




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Mastodon - ‘Emperor of Sand’
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