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THE BEDLAM IN GOLIATH

The Mars Volta

 

Heavy Prog

3.46 | 430 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
4 stars Alot of people don't like this album, due to the change in direction, but if what I know to be true, The Mars Volta never make the same album twice, so this was quite a change.

The songs were alot shorter, alot quicker and more in your face. Their was a little less tomfoolery, but most people liked them for their tomfoolery.

Although, it does have some not as strong material, but the stronger material does out weigh the weaker.

This album is also conceptually based on a oujia board mishap between the band, and thats why the lyrics are quite weird.

1. Aberinkula - The intro is pretty cool, and the hook is really catchy. The instrumental passages are werid as hell, but pretty proggy nontheless. 10/10

2. Metatron - I have only gotten into the mythology of Metatron, and I am pretty interested in the idea of him being the "voice of god". Great chorus, and some amazing vocals from Cedric. 10/10

3. Ilyena - The melodies and harmonies in this song are pretty interesting. 9/10

4. Wax Simulacra - The cathcy song. Short and sweet and some phenomnal vocals and instrumental work. 10/10

5. Goliath - Quite soul meets jazz inspired riffing, and the chorus is pretty cool. Whenever Cedric says "watch me now", like James Brown, it always makes me laugh. 10/10

6. Tourniquet Man - I get the song, I just think it's trying to become somthing it's not. 7/10

7. Cavalettes - This song changes so much, it does confuse you a wee bit. It's a bit like a brain buster. Pretty cool though. 9/10

8. Agadez - Quite an experimental feel to it. The lyrics are quite odd, as usual. 9/10

9. Askepios - Pretty cool vocals. 8/10

10. Ouroborus - Great chorus, and some fierce riffing. 10/10

11. Soothsayer - Quite doomy and droney, and beautiful in an odd manner. 10/10

12. Conjugal Burns - Pretty cool ending. 8/10

13. Candy & A Currant Bun - This is a bonus track, but it's a Pink Floyd cover, how can you not like these meeting of minds. 9/10

CONCLUSION: By far not their best, but very enjoyable nontheless.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |

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