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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

4.19 | 1136 ratings

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5 stars This album will always hold a special place in my love of prog. This is essentially the album that got me into prog. I had listened to Rush and Jethro Tull for a long time and loved both those bands, but did not know that they where prog. I discovered The Mars Volta by complete accident. Saw this album for ten bucks new at a record store and thought what the hell, I've heard a few people mention it, I'll check it out.

The album blew me away. Never had I heard such a fresh and open approach making music. The soundscapes are unbelievable on this album. Omars guitar is brilliant, Cedrics voice is very unique. The whole band plays so well. As someone else stated in one of thier reviews, I believe it was Epignosis, these guys aren't just musicians but sound artist.

I got this album a few years after it first came out and since then I have branched out my musical taste. I invstigated various prog bands, from the classics, to the underground, to the obscure, because of this album.

Every song is crafted with such care and attention to sonic detail. The mixture of south american influences, metal, jazz, pychedilia and classic prog creates a very rewarding listening experience.

When we younger proggers are grandpas/ grandmas and our grand children ask us what we listened to, we will mention our love of prog. And though we will talk of the great early prog bands, I have a felling we will also mention The Mars Volta and how Deloused in the Comatarium was a breath of fresh air and a masterpiece that stands along the likes of Fragile, Selling England, In the Court of the Crimson King, etc.

TheLastBaron | 5/5 |


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