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The Mars Volta


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4.07 | 1007 ratings

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5 stars How good it is! It unbelievable that in year 2005 in our world full of faceless and boring neo- prog clones, symphonic rock skeletons and total decrease of REALY progresive music, album like that was born!

My long career as serious rock music fan told me that it's extremely difficult to find something REALLY new or interesting in progresive rock starting from 80-th ( ok, early Marillion is OK, but who else?) and almost till now. So I just feeling my soul with prog archives from 70-th.

And now - this album! Absolutely crazy ( and modern!) mix of Led Zeppelin heavyness and great voice, Pink Floydian heavy psychodelica, perfect metal guitars, some dark ambient from modern Scandinavian metal wave, jazzy arrangements from Zorn and Latino salsa (Santana?).

All melted in one explosive mix, destroying your sleepy conformist sympho planet! Great!

We have new King Crimson and new Led Zeppelin and new Pink Floyd right here!

I believe, that this album isn't for everyone taste. If you like real energy, real new ideas and sounds ,real crazyness of rock - just take it! For those who prefers boring faceless classic sympho repetative sleepy sounds from closet this music could be too shocking, too real, too ROCK!

snobb | 5/5 |


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