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Mastodon – Crack the Skye – Was This Mastodon’s Classic Album Or Can The Top It?

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Crack the Skye is the fourth studio Atlanta prog-metal band Mastodon. It is both their highest best album to date and held in the highest regard by critics and fans.

Since Mastodon put out several subsequent albums. Crack the Skye (as of this blog post) is now 10 years old. Their follow up follow-up efforts have all been good, but no Crack The Skye.

Was “Crack the Skye” Mastodon’s High-Water Mark Or Can They Top It?

My question to you is: is this their Reign In Blood, or do they have a better one in them?

Listen To The Whole Album


No | Title | Length

  1. “Oblivion” 5:46
  2. “Divinations” 3:38
  3. “Quintessence” 5:27
  4. “The Czar”
    I. “Usurper”
    II. “Escape”
    III. “Martyr”
    IV. “Spiral”
  5. “Ghost of Karelia” 5:24
  6. “Crack the Skye” (featuring Scott Kelly) 5:54
  7. “The Last Baron” 13:00

Now It’s Voting Time

Does Maston Have Another Album As Good As "Crack The Skye" In Them?

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Buy This Album On Vinyl

This vinyl is brand-new and has never been opened or played. Mastodon’s manager sent it to me as a gift after he fell in my pool. I dried his iPhone out and saved it with some rice. Perfect condition..

Additional Info

Brann Dailor – drums
Brent Hinds – lead guitar
Bill Kelliher – rhythm guitar
Troy Sanders – bass, lead vocals

Also credited:

Rich Morris – keyboards, synth, and mellotron
Scott Kelly – lead vocals on “Crack the Skye”
Brendan O’Brien – production, mixing, backing vocals

1 thought on “Mastodon – Crack the Skye – Was This Mastodon’s Classic Album Or Can The Top It?

  1. […] issue new albums that are essential metal, I will drop an album review. The last one I did was for Mastodon’s Hushed and Grim. This time in the crosshairs is Midnight’s Let Ther Be […]

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