The Beauty of Symmetry in Metal Imagery

Archive: Mastodon

Mose Giganticus - Gift Horse - feature

Mose Giganticus – Symmetric Horse

11th of August, 2012

Mose Giganticus is a Progressive Synth Sludge Metal band from Philadephia, USA, formed in 1999. And when I say band, I mean Matt Garfield (songwriter, vocalist, programmer, drummer, and keyboardist) plus several additional musicians for live performances. The band has released three albums with 2010’s Gift Horse (released through Relapse Records) being the latest one. Gift Horse actually was one of my 2010 Top 5 albums.

Mastodon - Spectrelight

Mastodon – The Hunter of Symmetry

14th of November, 2011

Mastodon is an American Heavy Metal band from Atlanta, USA, formed in 1999. They have released five full-length albums to date. The video featured in this post was made for the song Spectrelight (featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis) from their latest release The Hunter.

The video uses a kaleidoscope effect to generate symmetric patterns and images out of a few pictures. It was released about 500 hours before The Hunter was released (Sept. 27, 2011) (source). That might be the reason why the video feels like a teaser to the album and its visual content. Documented in the cover art of The Hunter – a sculpture made by AJ Fosik – being a repetitive image in the video.