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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

4.06 | 967 ratings

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the musical box
5 stars What can I say? This is the greatest peice of progressive rock written in years. If there is a savior of prog/modern music, it would have to be The Marsvolta. All that said, this is not an album for the faint of heart or the close minded. It features a more developed sound than its predessesor (the Brilliant Deloused in The Commatorium) and is a step away from the punkish/emo roots still apparent in the aftermath of At The Drive In. The band have stepped into their own and discovered their sound. This is most definately the start of a new era of progressive music; something completely different. And while many "classic proggers" will shrug this one away, don't be deceived: it is a masterpeice. From start to finish: innovation. The highlight is the epic "Cassandra Gemini"; a hafhour track that blends pschedelia/prog/post rock/ punk/ riff rock/ elements and spanish lyrics into a melting pot of musical genius. THIS IS NOTHING LIKE DELOUSED, and fans of music PERIOD should own it.
the musical box | 5/5 |


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