Call of the Mastodon

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Call of the Mastodon
Compilation album by Mastodon
Released February 7, 2006
Studio LedBelly Sound Studio
Genre Sludge metal, Progressive metal
Length 29:12
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 recordings of 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 EP Lifesblood, as well as the three tracks from their 7" debut EP Slick Leg. Both originally released in 2001 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 FIRST studio album, (Brent lists it first before Remission, Leviathan, Blood Mountain). He doesn't mention anything about it being their third album. He just says Crack The Skye is their fifth album *IF* you count Call of The Mastodon as their first.

This sentiment was also echoed by Bill Kelliher when he appeared on Loudwire's 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction'. [3]

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. "Slickleg" 3:29
9. "Call of the Mastodon" 3:39
10. "Where Strides the Behemoth" (Live Japanese bonus track) 2:55
Total length: 29:12

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