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mastodon - crack the skyeThanks to MS tipster “Yis I” for letting us know that Mastodon have posted the entirety of Crack The Skye — whose official release isn’t until March 24th, one week from today — on their MySpace page for free streaming. We’ve had most of Crack the Skye for a little while now, but this is the first time any of us have heard the 17-minute epic album-closer “The Last Baron.”

My opinions of this album can be summed up thusly: holy fucking shit. Next level. If you can’t appreciate this band’s artistry and ambition you ought to have your ears checked. To say that I’m excited about the band’s upcoming small club tour in which they play Crack the Skye in its entirety would be an understatement on the level of saying that President Bush is a fuck-up.

There’s a really cool Crack the Skye pre-order deal running at The Omega Order, and Mastodon have unleashed a ridiculously cool website companion to the album that is highly worth taking a few minutes out of your work day to look at (as if you’re doing any work right now anyways). So what are you waiting for? You’ve heard the album now. Discuss.


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