Anyone that’s spent any time listening to Mastodon has probably been taken by the stylings of drummer Brann Dailor. Playing like a man possessed, his fills are busy, yet precise, and he’s quickly earned his place as one of the elite drummers in heavy music. In the latest look into the making of Emperor of Sand, we find out why: he says his left hand is haunted. It might well be, because it does some crazy shit, along with his right arm and both of his feet. The drumming we get to hear in this is pretty intense. It sounds like a solo, but you know that there’s going to be some music behind it. And then there’s his voice, which Brent Hinds compares to “Fergie meets Jesus.” Ok then.
Emperor of Sand will be out on March 31 on Reprise, and you can preorder it here.