Metalheads are confused as to why Mastodon's 'The Motherload' music video is full of twerking asses

Video is entirely butts and guitar shred

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Mastodon have released the music video for their new single 'The Motherload', and instead of featuring a mythical sea beast emerging from an ocean or some other metal trope they've chosen to satirise pop's fondness for slow motion ass-based videos.

The obviously tongue-in-cheek video is lost on many of their fans though, with the most upvoted YouTube comment currently being: "What's the deal with the twerking?" and the second most being: "Does anyone miss the days when nothing was over sexualised?"

Over on Mastodon's Twitter it's clear the band were merely poking fun at recent videos like Nicki Minaj's Anaconda and Iggy Azalea's Booty, writing: "Ye who take #TheMotherload music video too seriously- take a deep breath and embrace magnificence."

They later retweeted a fan who wrote: "I thought it was funny, and then that kaleidoscope ass just killed me."

'The Motherload' features on Mastodon's sixth album Once More 'Round the Sun which was released through Reprise Records on 24 June, 2014.