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The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath CD (album) cover


The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

3.52 | 520 ratings

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5 stars When looking upon the phenomenon of Prog-rock every listener has their own defenition of what this music is all about. As do muiscians, It's only a question of agreeing with their defenition. From my point of The Mars Voltas defenition of prog, is the telling of a story and the setting of emotions. When it comes to this, not many other bands joins with this bands league, there are a few. But The Mars Volta is one of the greatest in this matter.

The Bedlam in Goliath is (so far) the only Volta record i own, simply because this record took me by storm, no, rather by hurricane. It's a merciless creation from a bunch of extreamly talented musicians, that desperatly wants to tell their story. And YES! the story behind the record also adds that little extra to the experience of the record. Throughout the record i get these chills, and i sometimes feel exactly like they are playing and singing.

And for me, that makes a great record. A band could be extremly musicly clever and skilled and make perfect songs, but if it doesn't affect me in some way, then i'm not interested. It's the feelings that is supplied from the band, that truly makes the record. And this record does exactly that!

The Mars Volta is, comparing to the two previous realeses, trying to create a much rawer and harder soundimage, at times it is more aggressive then a Slayer record, but in a more painful way (Slayer has more of the FUCK YOU! approach to thier aggressiveness).

My favorite tracks (which stand out a little from the entity of the album) are as follows: Aberinkula Ilyena Goliath Tourniquet Man Askepios

But mainly, this album is a whole. Eventhough some tracks stand out as being a bit stronger then others, this supply an entity and a haunting story. The Mars Volta at thier musical peak. The band is flawless, whit the drummer standing out the most, with his outerwordly techniqe.

Wonderful realese!

meetmehere | 5/5 |


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