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FRANCES THE MUTE

The Mars Volta

 

Heavy Prog

4.04 | 718 ratings

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The Truth
4 stars OK the Mars Volta is one of the best bands in the world! Just after resurrecting prog to mainstream stuff again with Deloused In the Comatorium they made even more improvements when they released Frances the Mute! Too me it sounds even more prog than the Deloused because they lost whatever remnants of punk they still had from being in At the Drive-In. Now it's just total heavy prog! Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus is a good way to start the album a nice little almost freak-out jam that still contains elements of a good prog song. It just goes uphill after the Widow which is undoubtedly the best prog song released this century! Then in L'Via L'Viaquiz things get crazy with a whole bunch of Spanish vocals and roaring guitars. Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore is downright creepy but in the end it starts sounding like the Mars Volta again. Cassandra Gemini may seem hard to listen to at first (Probably cause it's 32 minutes) but once you get through the whole thing it's rewarding. It is a must listen! 4.4 stars!
The Truth | 4/5 |

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