The Hunter
Album lyrics Mastodon

Release date: September 2011

The Hunter is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Mastodon, released through Roadrunner Records on September 26, 2011 in the UK and one day later in the US via Reprise Records.

The album was recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta with producer Mike Elizondo. In an interview with MTV Germany, it was revealed that the new album will be called The Hunter in honor of Brent Hinds's brother who unexpectedly passed away while hunting during the making of the album. Speaking to AOL's Noisecreep, drummer Brann Dailor described the new material as not so much proggy as riff-oriented and "a little more stripped down," akin to that of Leviathan (2004) and "like a really super-heavy Led Zeppelin or something." Asked if Brent Hinds is again responsible for most of the initial songwriting, Dailor replied, "I think it's a little more collaborative, with everyone chipping in."


Album cover

Mastodon The Hunter album cover