Each new album from Mastodon hits me as progressively more relatable, as well as sticking to the idea of concept albums. Tracks like “Ember City” and “The Motherload” definitely had a stronger foot in reality to me than previous albums. I’m not opposed to this at all. I believe that even after all of these years, Mastodon proves over and over again there’s always room to grow. Of all the progressive metal giants, Mastodon is my long time favorite for the past 10 or so years.