Mastodon - Live At The Aragon
Released March 14, 2011 via Reprise | Rating: 5/5 | By John Damon
This DVD/CD from Atlanta progressive metal behemoths Mastodon not only shows how epic the band are but also how absorbing and powerful they are in the live arena. The DVD and CD both capture the band’s mighty performance at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on October 19th 2009. The band played their latest album, 2009’s ‘Crack The Skye’, in its entirety along with fan favourites from 2006’s ‘Blood Mountain’ and 2004’s ‘Leviathan’. Did I mention there’s a truly savage cover of The Melvins classic ‘The Bit’? Throw in a 58 minute “tour film”, containing the images shown on the screen behind the band performing, and the extra CD of the performance and you have a pretty special show that is simply essential for any self-respecting Mastodon fan.