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Artist: Mastedon


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Mastedon LOFCAUDIO Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1990

Label: Pakaderm

Catalog Number: 7012503262


Vocalists Dave Amato, Tom Bowes, John Elefante, Dean Longacre
Backing vocalists John Elefante, Dave Amato, Bob Carlisle
Guitars Tony Palacios, Dino Elefante, Dave Amato, Michael Thompson, Steph Burns
Bass John Pierce, Dino Elefante
Keyboards John Elefante, John Andrew Schriener
Drums David Raven, Phil Rowland, Mac Jack


1.  Holiest One  4:50
2.  Life on the Line  4:25
3.  Run to the Water  4:30
4.  When it All Comes Down  4:30
5.  Taken Down Below  4:33
6.  Stampede  2:27
7.  Living for You  4:16
8.  Thief in the Night  2:47
9.  People of this Time  4:54
10.  It is Done  3:43
Total Running Time:  40:55

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Chuck Hubbs Date: August 10, 2001 at 14:04
Awesome...not enough John Elefante though...Holiest One is a rush...It is done is a great tune!

From: nate Date: August 11, 2001 at 18:30
this album would have been better if John Elefante had been lead singer throughout. As it was, was about a 6 on a scale of 10.

From: Harry Date: October 9, 2001 at 7:31
Mastedon's two Albums are excellent.They have all the drive & beat, without the thrash! Mastedon's sound makes Stryper sound like amateurs. ROCK! for the KING!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 25, 2002 at 10:43
Hard Melodico,con ligeros toques progresivos,tienen temas ciertamente brillantes como el 1',de los mejores temas que he oido.BUENO.

From: david Date: January 13, 2003 at 4:11

From: MANNY LEMOS Date: April 28, 2003 at 19:48
I would like to get more early elefante music cd's.I'm alate comer to Elefante's music; though I'd seen the mastedon cd's a few years ago I didn't think to look or listen. but now that I've heard .I would love to hear/own more.Please E-mail me A.S.A.P www.mannyinc@dslextreme.com If anyone has john/dinos ear please tell them again what a blessing they are to us all epspecially to our Lord.I hope it's a long time yet before they go home to collect their crowns ofgoldfor such is the kingdom of God

From: Tom Date: November 29, 2003 at 2:28
Come on ya'll let's get behind John and Dino Elefante and let them know we want them to follow-through with the Mastedon project John talks about on his web site http://progrock.org/elefante/index2.html. Any Kansas influence will be welcomed by this classic rocker. Keep Christ in Christian Rock Music! <

From: matt Date: December 21, 2003 at 20:59
I dont think its the not enough John Elefante as it is the not enough Mastedon albums. I think everyone who sang in Mastedon was great and yes John Elefante was the best. But, they should have made at least a few more albums just like the other two. I know if the Elefantes made another album together i would never stop thanking them. Mr.Elefante you've got some work to do buddy, make some Mastedon!

From: Rycheage Date: March 18, 2004 at 23:45
Three standout tracks for me: 'People Of This Time', which harks back to 'Drastic Measures' era Kansas, the gorgeous melodies and rich chorus of 'It Is Done', and not forgetting the brilliant 'Life On The Line', surging anthemic hard rock complete with melodic guitar riffs and keyboard runs. 'When It All Comes Down' moves along at a good clip, and has a great hummable chorus. 'Thief In The Night' sees the assembled cast perform what could be a tribute to Toto, such is the similarity.

From: JASPOUILLE Date: April 11, 2004 at 4:15
simply a pur aor jewel a must have for all melodic rock lovers well produced, well played,of course very well singed...all items for good time

From: Madge Date: May 26, 2004 at 16:40
This is an awesome CD! The song 'Life on the Line' really ministers to me in a powerful way!

From: AOR freaky Date: May 27, 2004 at 4:24
Great pompy stuff indeed. Glad that a lot of people see this. There was a rumour that a new Mastedon CD was in the pipeline, but no sign of it at all. Is there someone out there knowing more ? Powerfull stuff !

From: john Date: June 16, 2004 at 17:22
I love this album one of my favorites

From: Juan R. Gerena Date: August 4, 2004 at 10:53
This CD from Mastedon is good, but the CD 'It's a Jungle Out There' is better.

From: Thomas Date: August 30, 2004 at 2:42
It has always been amazing to me, both when in and now out of 'Christian Music'. I now do not claim to be a Christian at all and judge the music purely on the merit of the sound and talent of the players. As it should be. (for you Christian my change is simular to Leslie AKA Sam Phillips) Anyway the Skill is great and the compositition is soild. Taking some of the most dificult words to sings and making them sound like they were made for music is a talent the Elefante brothers are great it that.

From: Geoff Date: August 30, 2004 at 3:23
I really like 'When it all comes down' and I hate to say it, but that's about it for me. Decent elsewhere, I guess, just not my ideal cup of tea.

From: Patrik Date: September 10, 2004 at 19:32
I'm not christian, more or less an athiest actually, but I love this album! Great 1980's hard rock! Holiest One and Taken Down Below are my favourites

From: Brent Date: September 10, 2004 at 22:37
Mastedon is a great band. What great lyrics to praise our Lord! Great music for all Christian rockers!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 14, 2004 at 2:13

From: Tree Date: October 26, 2004 at 6:35

From: Steph Date: October 26, 2004 at 6:38
Mastedon!! A-Haaaa!

From: Mita Date: December 1, 2004 at 23:22
John and Dino, on top of being really nice guys, are some of the better AOR producers (they produced my husbands album, too) and artists bar none. This particular project is a good example of taking their passion for Christ and the message of the gospel and turning it into a exemplary collection of REALLY KILLER TUNES TO CRANK UP IN THE VAN WHEN THE KIDS ARE NOT THERE! My personal favs - It Is Done & Run To The Water... I own it (or Mark does, anyway - what's his is mine!). A definite 10

From: Perillan Date: December 19, 2004 at 9:53
Disco excelente, con una producci'n muy cuidada (genial en las voces). Balance perfecto entre guitarras rapidas y coros/teclas m's mel'dicos. Temas 1 a 5: brutales, luego la cosa se relaja (6: tema 'instrumental' que no esta mal, 7: el peor, sin ser malo, 8:no esta mal), la 9 empieza con unas voces (como todas las del disco impresionantes) para despu's acelerarse de nuevo con las guitarras (en el disco son m's rapidas de lo que esperaba). Tema 10: precioso medio tiempo para acabar. muy bueno!

From: LS1JAY Date: December 25, 2005 at 14:59
Great album! A must have!

From: Lovedrive Date: January 6, 2006 at 7:59
Tanto escribir me está entrando hambre ya... pero antes dos palabrillas para este buen disco: No es la panacea, pero está muy bien!

From: SangreAzulForever Date: June 11, 2007 at 9:37
Another great release from Elefante brothers! Everything done by these ones is brilliant, straight ahead rock! What outstanding musicraft!10/10. A MUST HAVE.

From: TONI MALLORCA Date: July 15, 2007 at 7:58
muy bueno,suena como a unos kansas pero un poco mas cañeros no he escuchado el primero,pero como sea como este voy corriendo a comprarlo!!

From: Vinfer Date: August 26, 2007 at 18:20
Il più grande capolavoro della storia del pomp AOR! vinfer80@tin.it

From: robertigno Date: November 26, 2009 at 15:04
When metal and hard rock swept the nation in the early 80s to the mid 90s, it even caused a stir in the contemporary Christian music scene. The old school bands like Petra and Whiteheart ratcheted things up a little heavier, but what was wonderful was seeing truly unique bands like Mastedon, Whitecross, Bloodgood, Barren Cross, and, of course, Stryper erupt out of nowhere onto the metal scene. That being said, "Lofcaudio" is Mastedon's second cd, originally released in 1990 I AM SELLING MY COLECTION THAT I INCLUDE THESE GREAT ALBUMS. if you are interested on purchase these cds come to join me to ( http://christianmusic-musiconsale.blogspot.com/ )

From: Delbert Date: January 4, 2010 at 14:14
This is another of the smooth 80's melodic rock productions from the brothers Elephante. Massive, fullscale AOR with lovely melodies, harmonies and layered sound. This disc features a host of guest artists including guitarists Bob Carlisle (Petra) and Tony Palacios (Guardian). The vocals are performed by a variety of singers including Dave Amato, Tom Bowes, Dean Longacre and John Elefante. Of the vocalists John is my favorite and I sort of wish he would have just sang on the entire disc. Fans of KANSAS will love this CD.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 9, 2011 at 13:00
A little smoother and more polished than the grittier debut, but still rocks--very melodically--in all the right places. You can never scoff at anything the Elefante brothers produce...those boys know how to buff the sonic edges, that's for sure. Another Chrisian rock classic designed to be cranked.

From: MHR Date: August 2, 2011 at 6:41
Fine work! For all great AOR fans.

From: DazBuFF Date: August 1, 2014 at 3:30
Superior album. I wish the elefante bros had more in them. Thanks for mastedon 3. Now onward to four.

From: hair metal again Date: January 14, 2015 at 9:16
pretty good release by MASTEDON with a clear polished sound & production ,excellent musicianship and some good songs!from the first tunes you can realize a certain quality ,but there arent enough killer songs to make this a must have!good stuff though and "life on the line" a superb song

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