“Black Tongue” (Live On Jools Holland) (Video)

    Jools Holland rarely features metal bands on his show, but that all changed last night with the appearance of Atlanta’s Mastodon. This version of the opening cut from The Hunter was certainly a strange addition to a show that featured Bon Iver and Feist, but that eclectic approach is also one of the aspects that has made it such an enduring staple on U.K. television. Unfortunately we don’t get to see how Feist or Justin Vernon reacted to this performance, which is a totally tight run-through of “Black Tongue” that suggests Mastodon is still a band worth seeking out live.