Mastodon – Crack The Skye

I discovered Mastodon’s Crack The Skye because two friends told me I must hear it on two consecutive days. I’d never liked anything they previously did, but I was promised that it was a giant leap forward in terms of accessibility, songwriting and overall quality. And it is. With this fourth album, the progressive metal tour de force has conjured … [Read more...]

Flipsides & Otherwise: FAO #14

The bleak midwinter is a funny time for music critics. With end-of-year polls to devise, the last trickle of one annum’s releases and the advance sniff of the next one’s new wares all colliding with Christmas shopping and seasonal sloth, there’s plenty to be lost around the turn of another twelve months on the planet. Hence, the need to round-up … [Read more...]