Though the headliner was hometown favorites Mastodon, a lot of people I talked to were there for a rare appearance by revered doom-metal gods Neurosis, who nowadays tour about as often as Dick Cheney smiles. Their set was felt reverberating throughout the porta-lets and probably straight through into Buckhead.
Mastodon played their prog/metal cards like a well-versed Vegas man, tossing out a few surprises in the guise of some new material from their soon-to-be released next record, as well as getting Scott Kelly to join in for the last song. Other highlights included the brutal grindcore of Pig Destroyer, the massively powerful sound of High on Fire, and the coiled tension of Converge, who had a packed room maximizing kinetic energy in every direction. Corpsepainted faces and rusty nail arm bands were wielded by black metallers 1349, who closed out the evening.
Check out crowd photos from Scion Rock Fest: Atlanta here.
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