Crack The Skye

  • Brand: Mastodon
  • Product Code: Mastodon–CrackTheSkye
Artist : Mastodon
Label : Relapse Records
Format : LP - Black Vinyl
Condition : New
Released : 2009
Genre : Prog Metal
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Regular weight black vinyl disc, housed in a single pocket jacket.

You can never accuse Mastodon of taking the easy route. Their 2009 release Crack The Skye – an album that dealt with astral travel, wormhole theory, Rasputin and the suicide of drummer Brann Dailor’s sister – drew plaudits for its sprawling inventiveness. “It started out with us knowing we wanted to tell a story about ether; people thinking the human spirit was made of ether, so I started with the idea of astral travel,” drummer, main lyricist and the source of the intriguing concept of Crack The Skye, Dailor says. “Troy [Sanders, bass and vocals] wanted to do something with outer space. So we put them together, this guy going up into space as he astral travels. He goes too close to the sun and it burns off the golden umbilical cord that connects the spirit to the body. He gets sucked into a wormhole.” Now if that sounds weird, throw in paraplegics, Rasputin, a Russian religious cult, a few time dimension shifts and the Dark Lord himself, and you probably have the measure of the themes that drive Crack The Skye. Or not, as the case may be.

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