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Release date: 28 May 2002
Style: Progressive sludge metal

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8.1 | 388 votes

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01. Crusher Destroyer
02. March Of The Fire Ants
03. Where Strides The Behemoth
04. Workhorse
05. Ol'e Nessie
06. Burning Man
07. Trainwreck
08. Trampled Under Hoof
09. Trilobite
10. Mother Puncher
11. Elephant Man

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Additional info
The album was re-released on October 21, 2003.

A deluxe edition of the album, folded in digipak, contains:

- the bonus song "Emerald" [Thin Lizzy cover].

- a bonus DVD featuring a pro-filmed nine song live set recorded at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1, 2002 complete with previously unreleased material:

01. Ol'e Nessie
02. March Of The Fire Ants
03. Hail To Fire
04. Where Strides The Behemoth
05. Battle At Sea
06. Mother Puncher
07. Burning Man
08. Workhorse
09. Crusher Destroyer

Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
10
An album like Remission deserves a good different review…I thought the most alienated ideas, but I came to mind of a little thing I used to make in primary school, flowing ideas, or flowing thoughts.

Ideas storm:
-Remission is an incredible album, it has all the musical twists you could ask for in a band, melodies(Ol'e Nessie, a great song with an incredibly overwhelming harmonious intro), Brutal riffs(March Of The Fire Ants, Workhorse), The most complex Drums in the genre(every single song is a good example), the most awesome guitars (with some slow yet great solos, check Trampled under Hoof).

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published 03.01.2005 | Comments (41)

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musicalkaratekid - 31.01.2012 at 01:56  
  For a debut this is absolutely marvellous. I'll even go as far as to say that it may be one of the band's best, though its sludgy and raw production could prove otherwise some people's opinions. Let's face it though, the longer songs such as 'Elephant Man' and 'Trainwreck' still eschewed the band's talents remarkably well.
InnerSelf - 31.01.2012 at 15:39  
Rating: 9
Written by musicalkaratekid on 31.01.2012 at 01:56

For a debut this is absolutely marvellous. I'll even go as far as to say that it may be one of the band's best, though its sludgy and raw production could prove otherwise some people's opinions. Let's face it though, the longer songs such as 'Elephant Man' and 'Trainwreck' still eschewed the band's talents remarkably well.


It is their best imo everything is almost perfect and there's a lot of variation, it does not sound like a debut at all
musicalkaratekid - 31.01.2012 at 21:54  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 31.01.2012 at 15:39

Written by musicalkaratekid on 31.01.2012 at 01:56

For a debut this is absolutely marvellous. I'll even go as far as to say that it may be one of the band's best, though its sludgy and raw production could prove otherwise some people's opinions. Let's face it though, the longer songs such as 'Elephant Man' and 'Trainwreck' still eschewed the band's talents remarkably well.


It is their best imo everything is almost perfect and there's a lot of variation, it does not sound like a debut at all


I just think this album is so underrated. No mastodon album is necessarily that bad, (maybe a couple that are slightly weak), but 'Remission' is an example of band quickly and maturedly finding their stance in the metal world.
RAVASTATOR - 03.06.2012 at 21:33  
Rating: 9 This is in my top 5 mastodon albums, and always will be, up until the next release, at which time it will undoubtedly be in my top 6 mastodon albums ^^. Fanboyism aside and as already mentioned, amazingly mature yet bone-crushingly enjoyable debut album. Perhaps less of a focused assault as the three albums following, the album married shattering heavy passages with satisfying melodic elements beautifully, foreshadowing what these guys had coming out of their music-holes in the years to come. Brann Dailor? Phwoar.


P.S. Mother Puncher.
Jaeryd - 18.12.2012 at 22:08  
Rating: 9
Written by musicalkaratekid on 31.01.2012 at 01:56

For a debut this is absolutely marvellous. I'll even go as far as to say that it may be one of the band's best, though its sludgy and raw production could prove otherwise some people's opinions. Let's face it though, the longer songs such as 'Elephant Man' and 'Trainwreck' still eschewed the band's talents remarkably well.


Did you just say "eschewed the band's talents remarkably well."?

Eschew
verb
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid: to eschew evil.

Are you trying to tell us all that 'Elephant Man' and 'Trainwreck' abandoned the bands talents remarkably well? Because that doesn't really make any sense.
deadone - 26.03.2014 at 02:35  
Rating: 8 Great little album - love the sound and the sheer dementedness of it. And I love the cover - exploding horses for the win.

Shame they went away from this sound after Leviathan.
Apothecary - 24.06.2014 at 21:37  
Rating: 8 This was back when they didn't give a fuck
Troy Killjoy - 25.06.2014 at 03:30  
  They still don't give a fuck. If they did they'd still be trying to please fans of their back catalog but instead they're doing whatever they want.
Jaeryd - 10.07.2014 at 02:19  
Rating: 9 Why doesn't this have a higher average rating? This is at least their second-best album next to Leviathan, if not just as good. Even Blood Mountain and the Hunter have higher ratings than this, and I didn't think that either of those albums were really fantastic.

The production of this album is also absolutely perfect... it sounds gritty, rough, aggressive, and very real. While I like some of Leviathan's songwriting better, the production was a little bit better on this debut album here.
Ozman - 10.07.2014 at 02:52  
Rating: 9 Still their best by miles
deadone - 10.07.2014 at 03:23  
Rating: 8 I prefer Leviathan but this one is very, very close.
Ganondox - 10.07.2014 at 09:33  
 
Written by Jaeryd on 10.07.2014 at 02:19

Why doesn't this have a higher average rating? This is at least their second-best album next to Leviathan, if not just as good. Even Blood Mountain and the Hunter have higher ratings than this, and I didn't think that either of those albums were really fantastic.

The production of this album is also absolutely perfect... it sounds gritty, rough, aggressive, and very real. While I like some of Leviathan's songwriting better, the production was a little bit better on this debut album here.


Because not everyone likes the gritty production. I vastly prefer Mastodon's latter albums, less awesome riffs, but I find the textures to be much more interesting.
Mary N. - 15.09.2014 at 13:01  
Rating: 6 The last three songs were really great.

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