Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor has opened up about what fans can expect of the band’s upcoming studio album, asserting that the new material is "more riff-oriented".
Speaking to Noisecreep recently, Dailor talked about album number five, commenting that the initial sound resembles an almost darker version of Led Zeppelin.
"It doesn’t seem as proggy. There’s moments, but it seems more riff-oriented. It seems a little more stripped down. [2004’s] ‘Leviathan’ was a little more stripped down, and it feels like that to me. Everything always changes once you go in the studio, but at the moment it seems like a really super-heavy Led Zeppelin or something. It has a lot of that [John] Bonham-esque groove to it, but really heavy and dark. I really like playing like that, and when it goes into those parts, I’m psyched," Dailor said.
Furthermore, the drummer mentions that the album will once again have a certain narrative feel to it.
"It’s (the concept of the record) all worked out. I don’t want to talk about it yet, though. It’s not totally ready, but it’s gonna be cool. I feel like it’s a classic story about redemption. It’s a mythology that’s invented because we care so deeply as human beings for one another, it’s hard to think that you just go into a hole [after you die] and that’s it. So you want to see your loved ones be exalted in some way, or be a part of something that’s much more grandiose."
Fans can read the full interview here.