Historically, Mastodonâ€™s been classified mostly within the metal and prog spectrusm, but Crack the Skye saw the band stretch out its sound. The Jonah Hex score, however, could contain the most expansive Mastodon material to date. â€œSome of it was heavy, some of it was very moody,â€ Sanders said. â€œA lot of it was spacey, Melvins B-sides, Pink Floyd-like, surreal outer space, like Neil Youngâ€™s Dead Man. Swirling, nausea music.â€
You can read more on how they were approached and how they collaborated with director Jimmy Hayward here. The movie stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Michael Shannon.