Mastodon is notorious for heavy, gut-wrenching riffs provided by guitarist Brent Hinds. However, a new interview with the shredder reveals that he’s not the genre’s biggest fan.
“I never really liked heavy metal in the first place. I just went through a phase in my 20s where I thought it was rebellious to play heavy metal. And then I met Brann [Mastodon drummer] and Bill [Mastodon guitarist], and they were really, really, really into heavy metal. And ever since then, I’ve been trying to get Mastodon to be such a heavy metal band, because I fucking hate heavy metal, and I don’t want to be in a heavy metal band.”