Metal Hammer Name Mastodon’s “Emperor Of Sand” The Best Metal Album Of 2017


Mastodon‘s “Emperor Of Sand” has been chosen as the album of the year by the UK edition of ‘Metal Hammer‘. The effort came out on top of the magazine’s critics poll of the top 100 metal albums of the year. The rest of the list is currently available in the magazine’s latest issue. The band’s drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor commented of the honor:

“It’s amazing whenever anybody wants to give us an award! We definitely hold Metal Hammer in high regard as a publication and as a barometer that points people in the right direction as far as our scene is concerned.”

“I think that things have gotten a little more extreme but also a little more avant-garde, with Myrkur and Code Orange and a number of others. There will always be a bed of experimental heavy music happening, whether you know about it or not, but I think more of it is rising to the surface, which I think is pretty exciting.”

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