Jonah Hex (Soundtrack, Score)
Released: Jun 2010
Mastodon is known for approaching the writing of their albums as a whole musical piece, as if the album itself were going to be the soundtrack to a movie; then they go back to add lyrics. This makes them particularly suited to the task of scoring the DC Comics Josh Brolin vehicle Jonah Hex. They channel not just Pink Floyd's instrumental innovation on Obscured By Clouds, but Floyd's Animals as well, and even dive into the murky deep end of Neil Young's Dead Man score. This album stands as another challenge for Mastodon to keep up with.