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The Mars Volta - Amputechture CD (album) cover


The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

3.84 | 534 ratings

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5 stars Keep on moving!

I cant barely notice anything in this album that makes it inferior to its two antecessors De Loused and Frances. Amputechture is still a 5 stars albums for several reasons: very creative melodies, astonishing guitars and soundscapes, nice drumming and vocals, there is no weaker track until the end. Vicarious atonement is an appropiate opening of atmospheric soundscapes, leading the way to Tetragrammaton, one of the powerful and epic tracks, it could be a song from the Frances the mute album! The same for Meccampucthecture, which also presents nice sax compliments. Asilos Magdalena is a beatiful song and the band returns to the spanish language with this one. The progression of a romantic to a space, dark song is awesome. Vocals full of effects. Viscera eyes is very easier to listen to than most of the other songs, but also deserves its merit. The lyrics is in spanish and some parts in english. Day of Baphomets and el ciervo vunerado are simply the examples of what hard prog is.

At last, maybe the concept is not that much. After De Loused, it will be really difficult to a band create another album with such an intelligent and curious concept. This album is still essential and one of the greatest prog albums from 2006.

zedumar | 5/5 |


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