Label: Warner Bros.
Key Track: "Colony of Birchmen"

In the '70s, everyone liked to air-drum to Rush. In the '80s and '90s, it was Guns 'n' Roses and Megadeth. But there's a new King of the Air Drummers in town, and it is fucking MASTODON. You like your metal old-fashioned? Clean-sounding vocals, mythological concepts, and every so often a sinister ballad with a cryptic title ("Pendulous Skin")? This is your shit, trust.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Blood Mountain is the highest peak in the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail.