Call of the Mastodon

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Call of the Mastodon
Compilation album by Mastodon
Released February 7, 2006
Genre Sludge metal, progressive metal
Length 29:02
Label Relapse
Producer Matt Washburn
Mastodon chronology
Call of the Mastodon
Blood Mountain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 7.3/10 stars[2]

Call of the Mastodon is a compilation of early songs from the metal band Mastodon. It was released on February 7, 2006, by Relapse Records.

It contains alternate re-ordered versions of all the songs from their first EP Lifesblood, as well as three tracks from their 7" self-titled vinyl released in 2000 and a bonus song, "Call of the Mastodon", which has only appeared on the "9 Song Demo", which originally contained vocals by their previous vocalist Eric Saner.

This was their final release on Relapse; they subsequently signed to Warner Music.

On the documentary of the making of Crack the Skye, the band stated that "Call of the Mastodon" is their third studio album, because it sounds different from their previous albums Remission and Leviathan.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mastodon.

No. Title Length
1. "Shadows That Move" 3:53
2. "Welcoming War" 2:56
3. "Thank You for This" 1:41
4. "We Built This Come Death" 2:29
5. "Hail to Fire" 2:12
6. "Battle at Sea" 4:13
7. "Deep Sea Creature" 4:40
8. "Slick Leg" 3:29
9. "Call of the Mastodon" 3:39
10. "Where Strides the Behemoth" (Live Japanese bonus track) 2:55
Total length: 29:02

A live version of "Where Strides the Behemoth" is featured as a bonus track on the Japanese release of the album, released one week earlier.


  • Matt Washburn (LedBelly Sound Studio) – production, editing, mixing, mastering
  • Paul Romano – artwork