Published Mar 11, 2015Music fans and George R.R. Martin disciples alike are surely anticipating the arrival of the upcoming Game of Thrones-themed mixtape Catch the Throne: Vol. 2. We recently caught a taste of the release with Talib Kweli's "Lord of the Light," but the fantasy epic themes lend themselves even better to some epic metal. Thankfully, Mastodon's contribution is available now.
"White Walker" opens with crying babies and a brooding floor tom, building up with acoustic guitars, echo-laden vocals and a vaguely medieval melody. Finally, in its last minute, the song erupts in an alt-metal crescendo.
Listen to "White Walker" below. Catch the Throne: Vol. 2 will be available for free on March 17. The release also features Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Method Man, Snoop Dogg and more.