Saturday, April 4, 2009
Mastodon-Crack The Skye (2009)
So after sitting on the new Mastodon for a few days I decided I would give my two cents about it.
First off, the vocals will turn a lot of people off, it did for me initially. They have for the most part stopped growling and yelling and have exchanged it for actual melodic singing which at first just reminded me of nu metal but now it has a proggy Ozzy Osbourne quality to it.
Second, the music is still pretty awesome, a little smoother around the edges but it seems this time out they wanted to make a prog album instead of a metal album with prog touches and it mostly works. The 2 10 plus minute songs on the album are constantly interesting and overall the album is pretty good. To me it is the worst Mastodon album so far though, which isnt to say it isn't a good album, it is, it's just not their best.
Oh and I could really give a fuck about the whole astral projection time traveling rasputin era Russia concept album.