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Mastodon Posts New Album, "Crack The Skye" Online

American heavy metal group Mastodon has posted their forthcoming new studio album, "Crack The Skye" online in full at their official Myspace page. You can check it out by clicking here. The band recently announced that they will be performing the entire album on their upcoming tour.

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1. Cynic writes:

No way I'm listening to this! Gonna wait til I have the thing in my hands....

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Netromancer writes:

I can't help it, I feel like Chris Rock in New Jack City....It be callin' me man, da sh** be callin' me...

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Niz writes:

Mighty tempting... But im with you cynic.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 1:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Turd Furguson writes:

I can't think of another band that consistently writes music at such a high level. They push themselves with each new record. Great stuff.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Red writes:

I listened to 6 songs and it's f***ing awesome. I mean I dunno how they do it but every album they make me go wow. It sounds great !!! Dude I need it right now !!!

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Netromancer writes:

My God....It's full of stars....

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Lololol^^^ - Can't wait for it now! Even my flatmate who is mainly into punk/hardcore/alt digs Mastodon.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 2:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XWigglesX writes:

Everyone loves Mastodon Cynic, seriously!
Even the little turd who lives around the corner and plays drums (he f***ing suuuuuuucks) probably digs them.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 3:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jenny writes:

Lol at post 8. :)

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. btbamfav20 writes:

there's not one thing wrong with mastodon, they're tight, have a very original sound, and each album is better than the last. pretty sure this one will top all the previous albums :D

Now listening to: Hidden Track - Unearth

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jamez writes:

Sounds excellent!! Worth the wait! erm... I actually can find something wrong with Mastodon.. sometimes the screaming stuff gets a bit boring, Especially on Blood Mountain. But I'm sure thats just me

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. That_One_Guy writes:

When does this CD come out??? I can't wait!

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Txmetalhead writes:

the cd comes out March 24th...I am definitely going to buy it. I think it is streaming on shxtspace..lol.
gayspace..etc... Mastodon is so special to me.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Decay writes:

hmmmmmmm. just spent the last 3 hours listening to it a few times (no on gayspace dont worry, i torrented) and i gotta tell ya im a bit torn. like its great music and im SURE im gonna be in love with it next time i trip, but almost all the heaviness is gone. not one scream on the whole album, barely any Metal riffs, mostely just real slow spacey stuff. its actually much more of a psychedelic rock album. Being a fan of Hendrix and such its right down my ally for Rock n' Roll, but not "the most important METAL album of the year" like Rolling Stone claims in its review.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Netromancer writes:

I found (with a few listens) that many of the heavier riffs are buried in the longer songs. While it does seem to lack the stomp of their earlier stuff everything they have said about the album so far seems to hold true. The move toward a more classic prog sound, the slower songs with more of a build-up. I think the band has been pretty honest about the processes behind it, at least.
It seems very layered and dense. It's taken me a few listens to get the "feel" of it all. Although I am with you Decay, being a fan of classic prog myself, this is right up my alley. Although I wonder what the fans of Mastodon's harsher elements will think of it.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BECK writes:

dude this album kicks a$$ cant wait for it Crack the Skye is the best song on the album

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Red writes:

I like harsher Mastodon but I also like the progretion of their music. Like I said I listened to the songs and while you find less heavy riffs in there, I tohught that the songs where great. Sometimes when a group evolves, they loose some fans, keep some and find some more. The musicianship is excellent as well. A definitive yes in my case.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

So far, the Czar is fairly entrancing for me and Crack the Skye is on my list of new CD's now.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. btbamfav20 writes:

i was a bit scared to hear they were going for a more prog/classic rock direction, but i can admit i was wrong! i love this album, its really good.
and Decay, there are so screams... listen to Crack The Skye and the opening and the outro have a couple screams,

now listening to: Cielo Drive - Car Bomb

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Red writes:

Yeah there are some screams but not that much compare to other albums. But I was afraid I would miss them but the vocals on this new album just fit with the songs and I forgot about the screams. Seriously it's going to be a strong contender for album of the year...

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jamez writes:

I'd say this is probably my fav Metal release this year (so far), followed by Lamb Of God's Wrath.... and Head's Save me from myself (okay okay, the only true metal album of the 3 is Wrath, but anyway...) Not a bad start for 2009. And I'm glad there arent that many screams on this one, as that was kinda annoying me on Blood Mountain. But its a matter of taste anyway

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Demoncleaner writes:

Wow this album is really awesome! The Last Baron is definitely my favorite track. It seems to really encompass the whole Mastodon sound. At times the vocals really remind me of OZZY which is super cool. As much as I like it I'm not sure If I like it better than Blood Mountain. Only time will tell with an album like this. I generally download torrents but I actually went out and bought this one. The last album I actually paid for was 10,000 days. I guess I just like all the trippy artwork. Crack the Skye has some very cool art.

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. RememberMetal? writes:

I caught the Ozz vocals too Demoncleaner!

Though I would have liked one hard charging tune to kick off the album (had gotten used to that with these guys) its still quite good, track 2 and 3 especially.

Now Playing: Arsis - "Seven Whispers Fell Silent"

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Demoncleaner writes:

Yea I know what you mean RM. A nice and heavy opener would've been sweet. I love "the wolf is loose." Oblivion is still a really cool track though.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Cozen writes:

The Ozzy influence was evident throughout Blood Mountain as well. Glad to see others caught on to that. The Czar is like a little "Stairway" to Mastodon. Love the breakdown & vocals in that song.

I do agree with RM/Demon about a heavy opener; but, as a fan of legible lyrics, I'm pleased with their progression. Great album!

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. LordAssenfroth writes:

this album is just great. i really like the last baron

oh yea

"who wants buy this turkey"

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 9:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Cozen writes:

I made a comment in a previous thread about whether Isis or Mastodon would get more play from me this year...I was leaning towards Isis from past experience. All I've gotta say is Isis has some catching up to do at this point (which I'm confident in). If they top Crack the Skye, it's gonna be one helluva year for Metal in my opinion with an already strong start.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cozen writes:

BTW...thought this group would appreciate this. Anyone listen to SIRIUS Faction station 28.?.the Jason Ellis show between 3-7p.m. is a trip.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Demoncleaner writes:

These guys are such a great band! I've been non-stop listening to all their records this week. It's really hard to pick a favorite. I love how Blood Mountain is nice and groovy and quite a bit harder than Crack the Skye. Yet Crack the Skye has to be one the best progressive albums I've ever heard, It's without a doubt their most epic. Initially it took me a while to actually get into Mastodon. They've got such a unique sound which I found a little odd at first, but man have they grown on me! \m/

NP- Mastodon- "This Mortal Soil"

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. That_One_Guy writes:

I bought "Crack the Skye" the other day and it's been in my car's CD player since. Some people were disappointed to hear their shift to a more classic/prog sound, but I think they did a great job and I love it. Album of the year for me so far. But keep in mind it's only March.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Here is my review of the album:


.....I came......


the end

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

this is my opinion, is the greatest work that Mastodon has put out. They seem to make every album become 10 times better than the last consistently. I can't think of any band that has been able to do that with their past 6 albums.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Cynic writes:

Christ, I've only just bought the album today. Was a delayed shipment from US and then had to wait a few days for them to release it. Will give it a listen when I get home from work but sounds like I'm gonna love it already.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Tomo writes:

Enjoyed it quite alot, was never really a fan of Mastodon's previous releases.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. cruor writes:

sh** has it come out yet? I better get my a$$ to Best buy and get that sh**.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Guttersniper writes:

This album is very good and my favorite by mastodon so far, i love how every album they make has a very different feel to it... i recently started listening to their older stuff alot more and have found a new respect for this band that i didnt have at first listen, they are definitly a band you need to acquire a sound for

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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