Album Review: Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

By Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer [Reprise; 2017] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Show Yourself,” “Precious Stones,” “Roots Remain” Emperor of Sand is Mastodon’s seventh album since the band got together in 2000. Massively influenced by the recent death of one of the band member’s mother, the album features a theme of time and death, rough vocals and slamming…