Metal in the Morning – Mastodon’s “Fallen Torches”

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This week’s column focuses on Mastodon‘s new track and music video, “Fallen Torches”, which is featured on their compilation album, “Medium Rarities”, just released today.

I’ve been a fan of Mastodon since I discovered them in 2004 with their masterpiece, “Leviathan”. They’ve been releasing consistently great albums since then and have a new studio album in the works. In the meantime, they put together “Medium Rarities” which pulls together 16 tracks that have been featured on soundtracks, vinyl singles or are unreleased.

“Fallen Torches” could have easily been on one of their main studio releases as it’s a top notch track. It features Scott Kelly (Neurosis) on guest vocals, who has appeared on almost every Mastodon album. You may recognize him from tracks such as “Aqua Dementia”, “Crystal Skull” and “Scorpion Breath”. Anyhow, this is a total banger and one of their heavier tracks in some time.

Check out the music video here:

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