Album of the Day
Hushed and Grim
Mastadon has been rattling walls and winning metal fans for more than 20 years, and their latest, HUSHED AND GRIM, stands with their very best. Released a few days before Halloween 2021, the Reprise double album sees the Atlanta quartet coming to terms with the death of longtime manager Nick John; for all their power, these songs are grounded in grief. With shades of heaviness drawn from prog, sludge and alternative styles, the set is rich and varied; “Teardrinker,” “Pushing the Tides” and “Sickle and Peace” were the singles, but you'll find many other favorites among its 15 tracks. Hailed by critics from Kerrang!, Rolling Stone and Revolver, HUSHED AND GRIM was also a solid seller, topping Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart.