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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 Alot of people don't like this album, and I can see why, but I love it.

The guys in the band even consider as their "autistic child" which I thought was a wee bit harsh, but does make alot of sense, because their are moments that are evry different and almost sound random, but to me it doesn't, or maybe thats just my psychopathic mind.

To be honest, I wasn't the biggest fan of this album when I first heard, but after the 3rd time I started to understand it.

This album sounds alot different from their previous albums, but each album does have it's own unique quallity.

1. Vicarious Atonment - Very Pink Floyd. This can be considered as an intro, but it is rather beautiful. 9/10

2. Tetragrammaton - In my opinion, the guys best song. This song is just so captivating, the music which is just fractal and the beautiful and crazy vocals from Cedric. The lyrics also grabbed my attention, beacsue it is about a women who is possessed, and it uses quite dark religious imagery, which I have a boner for. Haha. 10/10

3. Vermicide - Great chorus. This song also just flows extremely well. 10/10

4. Meccamputechture - Very crazy, and the chorus is amazing. Again, instrumentally flawless. 10/10

5. Asilos Magdalena - A nice spanish acoustic ballad, in Spanish as well. Some lovely melodies. 9/10

6. Viscera Eyes - Another amazing chorus. The instrumental section at the end is also incredibly groundbreaking. 10/10

7. Day Of The Baphomets - Yay, Baphomet, my favourite occult character. This song is very crazy and the most jazziest moment on the album. 10/10

8. El Ciervo Vulnerado - Basically track 1. Might as well end it the way it started. 9/10

CONCLUSION: I just love this abum so much. This would be in my top 20 albums of all time definetly.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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