Mastodon: “Crack the Skye”

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There’s an interesting story at play on Crack the Skye (and no, I’m not talking about its trippy narrative about worm holes and Czarist Russia and the great unknown). But speaking of, let’s deal with that first. Yes, Mastodon has written yet another concept album, this one a surrealist, faux-mystical reflection on death and loss, and it takes the band out of time and space and into who knows what. Given that they’d already made a thrashy update of Moby Dick with Leviathan and scaled the mythological Blood Mountain, where exactly did you expect them to go, if not into the weirdest, most cerebral recesses of their collective imagination?

Read the rest at Stereo Subversion.

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