"Basically we're exploring the ethereal world. We're dissecting the dark matter that dominates the universe, in a nutshell," explains Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders. Given that Crack The Skye is a record that deals with such themes as the art in Tsarist Russia, astral travel, wormhole theory and the death of drummer Brann Dailor's sister, don't expect an easy ride.
What you can expect though, is genuinely epic, progressive metal of the highest possible quality. Read more about the record in our interview with Brent Hinds or listen to opener Oblivion here.
“Crack The Skye from Mastodon is the best metal album of the last 10 years.” (Thanks, Ireground)
“Mastodon - Crack The Skye.” (Thanks, mdg1157)
“Mastodon - Blood Mountain or Crack The Skye.” (Thanks, Calvinios)
“I can't get enough of Crack The Skye by Mastodon, Watershed by Opeth or The Blue Album by Baroness.” (Thanks, cheezes)