The belly of the whale.
The best metal band in the US and A hails from Atlanta, Georgia. They are called Mastodon. They have been known to make Chunklet publisher Henry Owings giggle like a giddy schoolgirl. Their last long-player, Leviathan, plucked lyrical themes from Melville's long-reader, Moby Dick. I'll need more time to unearth the literary inspiration for their forthcoming Warner Brothers debut (9/12), although on first listen I'm getting a vibe that suggests either Hawthorne's short stories or that first Ethan Hawke novel.
Here's the leadoff track:
Mastodon - "The Wolf Is Loose"
[Stream "Capillarian Crest" and "Crystal Skull" at their Myspace headquarters.]
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