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Mastodon - Crack The Skye



8.8 | 1275 votes |
Release date: 24 March 2009
Style: Progressive stoner metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Oblivion
02. Divinations
03. Quintessence
04. The Czar
    1 - Usurper
    2 - Escape
    3 - Martyr
    4 - Spiral
05. Ghost Of Karelia
06. Crack The Skye
07. The Last Baron

Disc II [Limited Edition DVD]
+ Making Of "Crack The Skye"
+ Track-By-Track Band Commentary
+ Photo Gallery

The Best Alternative Metal Album Of 2009
Top 20 albums of 2009: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 133

Line-up
Brent Hinds - guitars, vocals
Bill Kelliher - guitars, backing vocals
Brann Dailor - drums, vocals
Troy Sanders - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Scott Kelly - vocals
Rich Morris - keyboards, organ

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
9.0
Crack the Skye, the new opus from the Atlanta, Georgia quartet is an absolutely stunning release.

The band continued the sort of 'elemental' theme that has been present in their last couple releases, Remission (Fire), Leviathan (Water, duh), and Blood Mountain (Earth). Now, with Crack the Skye, the supposed fourth element, Air is represented.

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published 11.04.2009 | Comments (64)

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30.12.2014 - 01:15
Rating: 10
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by _deepblack on 30.09.2014 at 00:48
they dont look like ordinary musicians and what do you think about the album ?

Pretty much what Marcel said. Not only do plenty of musicians in the stoner scene look like the Mastodon boys, but their fans also dress the part.

As for the album, I love it. Used to think not so highly of it, but then I stopped being a bitch.
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31.12.2014 - 07:33
Rating: 10
_deepblack

Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.12.2014 at 01:15

Written by _deepblack on 30.09.2014 at 00:48
they dont look like ordinary musicians and what do you think about the album ?

Pretty much what Marcel said. Not only do plenty of musicians in the stoner scene look like the Mastodon boys, but their fans also dress the part.

As for the album, I love it. Used to think not so highly of it, but then I stopped being a bitch.

thats what i thought about the album when i listened to it first 2 times but after some time i started loving it
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02.02.2017 - 21:06
Rating: 10
Necrodamus

This is a special album for me. It was my first real concept album and opened the door for me to progressive music in general. I have heard it performed live twice, each time a mesmerizing experience. Spectacular album all around.
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03.04.2017 - 16:37
Rating: 10
musclassia

God fucking damn the title track is incredible

I do really like the albums that came after this album, but none of them can really compare to the inspiration so fully on display in this album; 00s Mastodon was something else
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30.03.2019 - 23:40
Rating: 10
musclassia

They've recently uploaded part 1 of what will presumably be a series of retroactive videos they made whilst producing the album:



It's cool hearing them talk so positively about the album, knowing that it's actually go on to be held in the kind of esteem they were hoping for. Also nice hearing Brent talking quite a bit; he was barely in the Emperor of Sand making of documentary.
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18.12.2020 - 13:54
Rating: 5
doez
Hallucigenia
Kinda disappointed by this one, I expected something great after reading all these comments but apart from the last track I'm not the biggest fan of it, especially the vocals, really don't like the voice for some reason
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02.04.2021 - 18:08
Rating: 10
Mehrad

Written by doez on 18.12.2020 at 13:54

Kinda disappointed by this one, I expected something great after reading all these comments but apart from the last track I'm not the biggest fan of it, especially the vocals, really don't like the voice for some reason

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04.06.2021 - 09:08
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
This album is good but not great IMO, it just didn't exite me as much as Leviathan did, aside from the title song and The Czar which are great songs, the rest of the album was a little bit bland for me.

As usual the Dailor's drumming is the highlight for me.
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10.09.2021 - 16:40
Zap

This album doesn't show up when you filter for progressive metal in the top album thingy.
Is it because the genre is listed as "Progressive stoner metal" instead of "progressive metal" and "stoner metal"? If so, that's a shame, as I feel like it really deserves to be in that list.
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10.09.2021 - 17:20
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by Zap on 10.09.2021 at 16:40

This album doesn't show up when you filter for progressive metal in the top album thingy.
Is it because the genre is listed as "Progressive stoner metal" instead of "progressive metal" and "stoner metal"?

Yes, unfortunately it is exactly like that.
The prefixed part of the style is ignored in filter functions and also in the "top styles" overview of your collection. Somehow this even makes sense, because many additional descriptions like "blackened" or "depressive" are not really a genre when considered separately.
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10.09.2021 - 17:28
Zap

Written by Starvynth on 10.09.2021 at 17:20

Yes, unfortunately it is exactly like that.
The prefixed part of the style is ignored in filter functions and also in the "top styles" overview of your collection. Somehow this even makes sense, because many additional descriptions like "blackened" or "depressive" are not really a genre when considered separately.

Makes sense to me.

In this case though, I think it's more a progressive metal album than a stoner one. But then I don't know much about stoner metal in general, so I'm not going to complain any further
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