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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.11 | 643 ratings

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5 stars Finally something to meet the tastes of a prog elitist, or does it? It shouldn't matter because the album is a great metal album. I personally believe that Mastodon is a very progressive band, others may not think that, but regardeless it is a great metal album. Crack the Skye is very heavy as usual with Mastodon albums but it is also calm and melodic at some points. Songs like Oblivion and The Czar are some of Mastodon's greatest songs in their catalog. The album is a concept album as it is about a man who went into a coma and his soul left his physical body and began astral traveling and time traveling, going back to Czarist Russia. His family thinks he is dead as his body is lifeless because his soul left his body. At this point it is unclear whether or not he returned to his body or anything like that, which leaves it up to the listener to decide.

Crack the Skye is an excellent progressive metal and sludge metal album. I recommend it to anyone who likes progressive metal or sludge metal, and just so you know, just because Mastodon is a bigger and more mainstream metal band doesn't mean they aren't good. They are great!

progtime1234567 | 5/5 |


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