I sat through David Letterman last night to see Mastodon, enduring the awful and sad sight that is now John Goodman.

John Not-So-Goodman.

John Not-So-Goodman.

So anyway, when Mastodon finally came on, I was aurally stabbed in the ears by their god awful vocals.

Video of the show is after the jump, if you’re a glutton for punishment.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Mastodon as much as any metal lover. I’d even put Crack The Skye in my top releases so far in 09 . It’s just so sad to see a band on top of their game blow it on national TV and giving off a bad impression like this because of grossly off-key singing. It was just uncomfortable to watch knowing that some idiot somewhere who is unfamiliar with Mastodon will go around saying they suck. The music itself however was pretty good, it’s just obviously the vocals. Troy mostly. Brent is hit and miss and Bran is pretty decent.

Well, without any further bitchery, here’s the video. What do you think?

– JR



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