Top Ten Best Mastodon Songs

The Top Ten
1 Oblivion

This song really takes me to this other place. Amazing vibe to it. Just great!

And the lyrics! I'm at a certain point in my life where I can relate to them every bit, and this song helps me cope with my reality. Mastodon, you make my life worth living!

Best vocal performance in any Mastodon song coupled with the usual standard of ridiculous musicianship found in most other Mastodon tracks. Awesome, heavy, blistering, and to top it all off, it has a chorus that is catchy as hell.

Utter brilliance from start to finish.

2 Blood and Thunder

One of the songs that got me into metal in the first place! First heard on Need for Speed, this is my all-time favorite of theirs!

Hard selecting the order of all other songs except this one, which is without a doubt number one.

This is #1. This song defines Mastodon. It's their signature song!

3 The Czar

Almost as good as the Last Baron. Held back from being my number 1 simply because I think the more aggressive part should have been longer.

All parts of the song are great, though, and an emotional experience.

Oblivion is terribly overrated. This is the song that needs to be at the top of the list, not the bland Blood and Thunder, which shouldn't be anywhere near the top ten region.

My Top 3 would be:

1. The Czar
2. March of the Fire Ants
3. Crack the Skye.

This is the song that really got me into the band. It's legitimate heavy metal, but it's not obnoxiously loud or fast, and it sets their music apart from mainstream metal.

4 The Last Baron

The thing that makes Crack the Skye so beautiful is how each song becomes a more and more intense experience as it goes, concluding with this masterpiece.

It took me a while to get my head around this song, but now I know I'll probably never hear a better song in my life!

Crack the Skye may not be my favorite Mastodon album, but The Last Baron is by far their best track!

5 Crack the Skye

God damn, 10th? This is EASILY the most emotional song out of Mastodon's discography. Scott Kelly's vocals are simply amazing, and it is just plain beautiful.

Most intensely emotional song I've heard by them yet. Scott Kelly's vocals are so good!

6 March of the Fire Ants

This song is incredibly heavy but is definitely one of Mastodon's best. I've been hearing this song my whole life because of my dad always listening to Remission in his car.

Since I was always too shy to ask him what the song name was or what band it was by, it took me years to find Mastodon. But it was worth it. They're now my favorite band of all time, and I have a lot of respect for this song for getting me into metal in the first place.

Favorite Mastodon songs:

1. Divinations
2. Halloween
3. Hunters of the Sky
4. Island
5. Hearts Alive
6. The Czar
7. March of the Fire Ants
8. Aunt Lisa
9. Crack the Skye
10. Octopus Has No Friends

Favorite Mastodon Albums:

1. Blood Mountain
2. Remission
3. Leviathan
4. Crack the Skye
5. Call of the Mastodon
6. Once More 'Round the Sun
7. The Hunter

7 Colony of Birchmen

This forest is growing faster than I can tell. As much as I love Leviathan, Blood Mountain is still my favorite Mastodon album. 'Tis excellent.

One of the best songs I've heard them produce. The way the smoky vocals match the hypnotic riffs is a wonder.

It sounds beautiful and threatening at the same time.

8 Sleeping Giant

This. Song. If someone asks me, "What is Prog-Metal?" I play them this song.

Everything from acoustic beauty to metal chords and gong strokes in the intro, this song is brutal and perfect.

It's just beautiful and awe-inspiring. The general feeling the song possesses captivates anyone who listens.

Its haunting chords take me to a different dreamlike place my imagination cannot handle.

9 Hearts Alive

Mastodon's finest in the form of an epic, crushing song. Simply amazing music that mirrors the ocean in its power and beauty.

An epic song with awesome riffs where every segment is better than the last. It's my all-time favorite.

So hard to choose when there isn't a single Mastodon song I don't like. Today, I'm feeling Hearts Alive.

10 The Motherload

Has one of the best bridges to a song ever.

The Contenders
11 Megalodon

A true Mastodon fan would put this song in their top ten. "Five or higher."

Can't believe it's this low on the list.

12 Dry Bone Valley

It was the first Mastodon song I had seen, and my brother introduced it to me. At first, the video scared me a bit, but now, I love it!

Mastodon is one of the most important heavy metal bands!

The Hunter may not be the most exciting Mastodon album, but this is one hell of a track.

If you grew up in the Mojave Desert, you would vote for this. It fits the reality of the deep desert perfectly.

13 The Wolf is Loose

The drumming, the guitars, the lyrics, everything on this track is just perfect in the most godly ways. Possibly the most intense album-opening song in the history of music? I think so.

Possibly the best song from their hands-down best album.

I think that this is a great wrap-up of all their styles. Really great work and VERY inspirational riff.

All I can say is wow to this tune. Immense. Best album opener ever? Awesome drums and guitar work.

14 Divinations

The surf guitar parts, banjo picking, a guitar solo - just Mastodon doing what they do best. Just an awesome song!

1. Strap on some overalls and play some hillbilly music.
2. Serious arpeggiation.
3. Lock horns.
4. Take a breath of fresh air.
5. Get High on Fire.
6. Go surfing.

The intro... All I have to say is YES.

15 Black Tongue

It's tough choosing the best Mastodon song, but my vote goes to this song.

Awesome song, should be in the top 5!

I burned out my eyes, I cut out my tongue should be in the top ten better than Curl of the Burl.

16 Curl of the Burl

Send this song to someone who hasn't heard the band before to give them what really sums up Mastodon.

Heavy, jeering, and crazy song.

This song is about the mixing of cutting a special part of a tree, which is worth a lot of money, with the consuming of meth with the money from the curl of the burl.

It's a difficult song to understand, but it is awesome.

Great song from The Hunter! Their new album is awesome, as is this song!

17 Steambreather

That opening riff is just amazing. It sets the tone for a trudging behemoth of a track. So good.

THAT RIFF. It goes straight through my soul, pulling all kinds of emotions.

18 The Sparrow

Absolutely beautiful song. These guys are geniuses.

19 Siberian Divide
20 This Mortal Soil

This and Siberian Divide are the two songs from Blood Mountain that are swept aside from the others.

They're actually some of the most unique and beautiful Mastodon songs ever written.

How is this song so low on the list!? The intro to this song is beautiful, and it's hands-down my favorite song from Blood Mountain!

This song is so orgasmic it causes me to implode with euphoria.

21 Iron Tusk

Iron Tusk was definitely better than this the first time through, but the reduced repetition of the same main riff helped make this one more enjoyable the 50th time through.

But it definitely has weird parts, so it makes sense why it's not top ten.

This song perfectly displays Mastodon's abilities. Beautiful, thick guitar riff, amazing drums, and some of the most intense yet wonderful vocals Mastodon ever produced.

Sludgy and intense. This is the song that got me into the band thanks to Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on the original Xbox.

22 Halloween

My favorite track of OMRTS has a really distinct opening riff and a great soloing section at the end!

Really love the moody chorus by Brann here! And those riffs are killer!

Halloween has such a great upbeat feel. Perfect song for working out.

23 Naked Burn
24 Jaguar God

It doesn't seem to be that popular, but it's by far my favorite Mastodon track. The way it builds in intensity from the acoustic opening all the way to the screaming It's right in front of me... section is awesome.

Then there's the guitar solo at the end. Pretty emotional stuff.

Mastodon crafts rich prog again! Brings you back to Crack the Skye with all the refinements they picked up over the years (like singing).

Hands down best track of Emperor of Sand.

Should not be this low. Best song on a really great album!

25 Ember City

In my opinion, it's between this, The Czar, Spectrelight, Bedazzled Fingernails, Where Strides the Behemoth, Sleeping Giant, Seabeast, and The Wolf is Loose for best song.

Damn, can't believe this song is getting no love. That chorus is just so awesome.

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