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Mastodon - "Divinations"


Mastodon Divinations

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

GUITAR: obZen
BASS: MrBurpler
 
ALTERNATE VERSION: The other file is actually an alternate version of the song with some ghost notes removed that I thought were too difficult and fast to include for the casual drummer. Thanks to BearzUnlimited for double checking drums.
 
"Divinations" , a blinding three-and-a-half minute crusher that not only exudes a confidence in its rock-radio readiness (trust me, I mean that in the most positive way possible), but manages to set the pace for the rest of Crack the Skye: How intricate and bold it was going to be, well, we weren't 100% sure, but we had a good enough idea where to start. The sinister, old-world banjo intro (conjuring visions far more depraved than anything this side of Deliverance) suggests that the vertical drop is imminent, and those brave enough to pry their fingers from the lap bar and throw their arms in the air better do so now. But "Divinations" isn't only for the true believers: Brent Hinds' vocals attain an aural dread that feels nearly overwhelming against increasingly proggy progressions, signifying a more complete vision-- not necessarily an eagerness to please.



2 Comments

I remember when this came out in 08/09 as the first track released from Crack the Skye, the hype was unreal back then. Still one of my favorite Mastodon songs to date.

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BigBananaDealer
April 22, 2017

one of my favorite songs from the madden 10 soundtrack, thank you so much