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FEAR NOT, METALLIC MASTODON FANS — HARD ROCK AIN’T ALWAYS *SUCH* A BAD THING. BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, HERE’S SOME TESTIMONY FROM QUICKSAND

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I was definitely intrigued and a little trepidatious to read from our recently-posted interview Troy from Mastodon’s explanation that their “new material is going to be more under the rock category”, but when he mentioned Yes, King Crimson, and Zappa as examples, I realized that he means progressive rock more than hard rock. That was welcome news to me, as I have found so many “hard” rock bands to be a bit too boorish inFEAR NOT, METALLIC MASTODON FANS — HARD ROCK AIN’T ALWAYS *SUCH* A BAD THING. BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, HERE’S SOME TESTIMONY FROM QUICKSAND lieu of making music that inspires.

In any case, we all know how Vince feels about Quicksand, and I am again offering the band up as an example of hard rock that simply ain’t half bad, in my mind somewhat of a rarity. Some call this band “alternative metal” but since that gay-ass genre name reminds me of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, I shan’t be using it EVER AGAIN!!!

QUICKSAND“Dine Alone”

QUICKSAND“Baphomet”

(both tracks from the band’s 1993 album Slip)

-KW

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