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Hushed and Grim


Hushed and Grim

Eighth album from the Atlanta heavy metal group produced by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse)

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    'Hushed And Grim' is a reminder of what makes the band so beloved while boldly stepping into a new chapter. They've never sounded so good
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Mastodon have crafted the fullest realization of their artistry, revelling in primal, visionary euphoria
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  3. 9.0 |   A.V. Club

    A modern classic, from a band who’ve made a career off the back of modern classics
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  4. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    With so many callbacks to other albums over the years it’s little to no wonder as to why Mastodon’s latest offering is such a worthy gem
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  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    Musically, Mastodon illuminate the emotional heft of their subject matter in gorgeously architected compositions rendered with abundant creativity, massive power, and searing honesty
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  6. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Mastodon’s flawless run of studio albums continues
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    An impressive and brutal addition to the canon, even if making it to the other side can sometimes feel like a more unassailable task than traversing Blood Mountain itself
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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The metal heroes’ eighth album is one of their heaviest
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There's considerable ambition at play here. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Hushed And Grim is a triumph from a band who have long been the final word in balancing the intelligent and the primal
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    A riveting fullness echoes throughout the record
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  12. 5.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Atlanta metal band’s new double album is its least ambitious collection yet: an inoffensive, occasionally alluring, but overwhelmingly dull 90-minute slog
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