First things first - yes, this album does immediately draw obvious comparisons to Mastodon's Crack the Skye, both musically and lyrically. Crack the Skye, which may be my favourite album ever, is one of those rare, truly magical albums that's not only flawless, but takes you away to another place while listening. Some may go so far as to call this album a ripoff of CtS, but I wouldn't for one simple reason - this one actually manages to capture that magic. Delusions of Grandeur is legitimately great on its own.
The differences between this and Cts - Sahg has one full-time vocalist as opposed to Mastodon having all four members contribute vocals. And Sahg's singer is better than any… Read more