Cold Dark Place
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Cold Dark Place
Cold Dark Place
Cold Dark Place EP.jpg
Cover art by Richey Beckett
EP by Mastodon
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2017
Recorded2014 and 2017
GenreProgressive metal, progressive rock
ProducerNick Raskulinecz and Brendan O'Brien
Mastodon chronology
Emperor of Sand
Cold Dark Place
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!4/5 stars[1]
The Line of Best Fit8/10 stars[3]
Spin8/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork7/10 stars[5]
Read Junk3/5 stars[6]

Cold Dark Place is an EP by American metal band Mastodon. It was released digitally and on CD on September 22, 2017 via Reprise Records, and a limited-edition ten-inch vinyl followed on October 27. Three of the tracks were recorded during the sessions for 2014's Once More 'Round the Sun, while "Toe to Toes" was recorded during the Emperor of Sand sessions in 2017.[7]

Track listing

All tracks written by Mastodon.

1."North Side Star"6:10
2."Blue Walsh"5:12
3."Toe to Toes"4:29
4."Cold Dark Place"5:59
Total length:21:50



Chart (2017) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 36
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 43
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[10] 30
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[11] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 44
US Billboard 200[13] 42
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 7


  1. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Cold Dark Place [EP] by Mastodon". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ James Christopher Monger (22 September 2017). "Cold Dark Place - Mastodon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". All Media Network. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Buchanan, Rhys. "Even Mastodon's EPs are mammoth epics". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Gordon, Arielle. "Review: Mastodon Shed Their Harsh Edges on the Introspective Cold Dark Place". Spin. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Zoe Camp (25 September 2017). "Mastodon - 'Cold Dark Place EP'". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Chris Taylor (20 September 2017). "Mastodon - 'Cold Dark Place'". Read Junk. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "MASTODON: 'Cold Dark Place' EP Details Revealed". Blabbermouth. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ " - Mastodon - Cold Dark Place" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Mastodon Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista - 2017. 39. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  11. ^ " - Mastodon - Cold Dark Place". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  12. ^ " - Mastodon - Cold Dark Place". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  13. ^ "Mastodon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Mastodon Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Mastodon Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.

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