Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor gave an interview to Revolver’s Fan First in which he talked about Metallica. In the interview, he also revealed why he thinks the bands Mr. Bungle and Death were bigger than Metallica.
Brann Dailor is known chiefly as a member of Mastodon, in which he plays drums and shares vocal duties. Apart from Mastodon, the drummer has worked with several bands and was a founding member of Lethargy and Gaylord.
Dailor has been inspired by many musicians throughout his music career. For instance, his bands Lethardy and Gaylord were heavily influenced by the band Mr. Bungle. Founded in 1985 as a death metal project, Mr. Bungle is still active in the music scene.
Apart from Mr. Bungle, Dailor was also a fan of the metal band Death. Formed in 1984, Death is considered one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a keystone of death metal. According to Dailor, particularly their album named ‘Human’ had a huge impact on him.
Talking about Metallica’s ‘The Black Album,’ which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, Brann Dailor said that the album was indeed a game-changer. However, the drummer added that Death’s 1991 album ‘Human’ changed him more. He then mentioned Mr. Bungle’s self-titled debut released in the same year and said both albums were at the top of his list.
Brann Dailor told Revolver’s Fan First why he appreciates Mr. Bungle and Death more than Metallica:
“People talk about Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ being like this game-changer, which it was. But in 1991, Death’s ‘Human’ came out and that changed my trajectory more than ‘The Black Album.’ Mr. Bungle’s album came out the same year as well, and those two albums for me were the pinnacle.“
You can watch the rest of the interview below.