Leviathan is the second album by American heavy metal band Mastodon, hunter, tome 1 PDF in 2004 on Relapse Records. Leviathan was also released with an audio DVD of DVD-Video format in a limited edition set with a black and gold slipcase.
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The album brought Mastodon widespread critical acclaim and together with the ensuing tour greatly extended their fan base. It sold 106,000 copies by September, 2006. The « Tour Edition » CD-ROM was released in 2005 which in addition to the main album contained the videos for « Iron Tusk » and « Blood and Thunder ». The Tour Edition is presented in a slipcase which shows the complete cover artwork, rather than the detail of the whale shown on the standard edition. This is also the cover for the vinyl edition.
A video for « Seabeast » was completed in 2006. Cover art and booklet artwork was done by Paul Romano. The vinyl edition of Leviathan has a slightly different track listing. The songs « I Am Ahab » and « Ísland » are taken out of their respective place and replaced as tracks 7 and 8. Placing Mastodon « among the elite of bands » on the strength of Leviathan, Avi Pitchon wrote in Terrorizer that the album « rampages through in a shining epic flow, the ‘crazy’ parts never separate from the classic metal parts ».