"Crack the skye" CD by Mastodon

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Thumping complex rhythms bonded to catchy melodies are the basis of the compositionally seen most mature and most soundtechnical album of the Americans, up to now.


Item no. 438668
Musical Genre Progressive Metal
Exclusive No
Media - Format 1-3 CD
Product topic Bands
Band Mastodon
Product type CD
Release date 3/27/09
Gender Unisex

CD 1

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    Usurper / Escape / Martyr / Spiral
  • 5.
    Ghost Of Karelia
  • 6.
    Crack The Skye
  • 7.
    The Last Baron

by Oliver Kube (20.04.2009) The fourth album of this US cult quartet is heavy - bloody heavy, yet atmospheric and above all, very emotional. The band will annoy some dyed-in-the-wool fans with the more and more sparse use of their trademark sludge parts, but the quality of the compositions -check the mighty, extremely melodic title track and monumental "The last baron" which is about 13 minutes long - and the steamroller sound by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen) will compensate even those. Additional interesting aspects of this release consisting of just 7 songs spread on altogether almost 50 minutes: the voice of bass man Troy Sanders sounds like young Ozzy Osbourne’s more than ever, and the banjo used on "Divinations" is a perfect match to the arrangement. Once again on top of this game: drummer Brann Dailor with his incredibly intricate rhythm work - regarding precision and power, this man is almost out of this world.

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