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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

4.07 | 935 ratings

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4 stars The Mars Volta create their most epic album to date, Frances the mute. This album contains 5 song and what ride this album is. This album is nothing like their debut masterpiece Deloused in the Comatorium. It is the first time the volta include some sapnish lyrics besides tremulant, and it makes their more more different than other Prog bands. The Mars Volta create very impressive music on frances the mute, the first track is Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus. A mindblowing opener, a very chaotic volta song with spanish and english lyrics, and great riffs by omar on this one, crazy vocals by cedric also. A great way to start off this crazy album. Next is the widow, this is the weakest song on the album by far, this song got the volta more recognized, more of straight foreword song, not usually done by the volta.But this still is strong track. Next is L via the second best track on the album, this song is almost all in spanish, a real latin feel to this song. And a guest appearance by legendary piano player lary Harlow. Next is Miranda, a very dark song, cryptic lyrics. The song kind of takes a while to start.At first i did not care for this song, but as listened to more time it is one all time favorite volta tracks. And the grand finale is what makes this album so awesome, Cassandra Gemini. The best Mars Volta song ever created, a 32 minute epic. What a ride this song is. The song is split up into sections, my faves are plant a nail in the naval stream and faminepulse. I'm a big mars volta fan and i think this is most epic album, but this is not my favorite volta album. If your getting into the volta start with deloused then work your way up. Frances the Mute is a modern prog masterpiece and should not be overlooked by any fan of great music. 4 stars
JROCHA | 4/5 |


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