Crack The Skye (studio album) by Mastodon

Crack The Skye by Mastodon
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-03-24
Overall rank: 904th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 337 votes)
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From 10/25/2021 20:31
This album is 50 minutes of non stop energy and just pure heavy metal fun. Pretty much every track is an essential listen with only one track being the weaker of the 7 songs. The strongest song is definitely The Czar with the guitar work on that song being pure perfection to my ears. Unlike some heavy metal albums where the music gets a bit repetitive on here it stays completely unique on every track and also remains true to the progressiveness of the album. My favourite part of this record is that there is so much to explore and you can notice new things with each listen especially on tracks like The Last Baron. Overall, one of the best heavy metal albums I have ever heard and I am excited to explore more of their discography.
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From 02/15/2019 17:07
This is the best album ever. Not really, but it's fantastic. The Czar blew my mind the first time I heard it. And The Last Baron is probably their best song.
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From 04/11/2018 23:37
Have it on my chart as their best album, mainly cause Crack The Skye is my fave Mastodon song. But is it truly better than Blood Mountain and Leviathan I’ll never be able to tell. It’s a masterpiece surely, one of the many fine moments of their carrer. Wonderful musicians and complete weirdos (positively weird ofc).
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From 03/11/2018 22:55
El cuarto álbum de los de Atlanta ponía fin a una serie de discos conceptuales basados en los cuatros elementos. El disco tiene una temática cuanto menos original, pues narra la historia de un parapléjico cuya única forma de transportarse es a través de los viajes astrales. El viaje nos llevará a sitios tan dispares como la Rusia de los zares o el reino de los espíritus. Mastodon consiguió elaborar un disco cargado de riffs intrincados pero con altas dosis de melodía, con un estilo refinado después de tres discos de aprendizaje. Es sin duda la obra más progresiva y compleja en la discografía del grupo. Cabe destacar que este es el primer álbum en el que el batería Brann Dailor toma protagonismo como vocalista principal, uniéndose de esta forma a la genial pareja formada por Hinds y Sanders. Representa la perfección absoluta y mira de tú a tú a las viejas leyendas.
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From 03/03/2017 14:49
Very good mixture of sludge and prog metal in its own way. Not as good as Blood Mountain, but more progressive and interesting.
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From 06/20/2016 22:52
When I was in high school I used to love this album, every single note sounded amazing to me. I still consider this as their best work, a little masterpiece in its genre.
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From 01/26/2016 20:33
A good stoner rock album
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From 09/29/2015 05:32
Mastodon has just been such a great band since the beginning, and slowly but surely turning into a legendary metal act, and this is their best album.

Very progressive and heavy, but can provide a good hook, something not many bands can do with such conviction.
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From 06/13/2015 08:40
It's albums like this & Leviathan and songs like The Czar that make them the greatest in metal of their generation.
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From 11/15/2014 14:48
My 2nd all-time favorite album, after "Reign in Blood". "The Last Baron" is my favorite track here, with "The Czar" a close second.
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