Unless you were living in a cave or perhaps just shun the internet altogether, you probably noticed every metal blog light up last night when a single from the upcoming Mastodon album got pushed out. It was noted to be from a radio station so the quality was a bit sketchy in some cases. Whether or not the band caved to peer pressure or this was their ingenious plan all along, Mastodon has released the track themselves via Soundcloud.
When I fist heard “High Road” I wasn’t immediately sold on it. Probably more due to my high expectations than the song itself not sounding up to snuff. After a few dozen passes it definitely grew on me. It has equal parts The Hunter and Crack The Skye with slightly more polish than both. This just makes the wait until June that much more difficult.