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The Mars Volta


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Rodrigo Progressive
5 stars Frances The Mute - Masterpiece. 5*

"No there's no light, In the darkest of your furthest reaches "

The first Mars Volta album was something incredible,one of the albums I respect the most and then I listened to Frances The Mute and I could see a evolution/progression on every respective elements of the band! Well the construction has a high level of musicianship that is off the hook! The all composition of this album makes me feel happy and know that we really have good musicians on this "modern era",well let's start the review!

1- Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus: The album starts with this prologue of 13 minutes,a psychedelic song and a song that Cedric has strongly harsh vocals! incredible one! 9/10

2- The Widow: The most or one of the most famous songs of TMV,I'm talking about a incredible soulfull ballad with a malignant feeling! This is also (on the composition of the album) a rest from the first track and a opening for one more big track of TMV. 9/10

3-L'vi L'viaquez: IMO the most vibrant song of TMV and one of my favorites,we are talking about a masterpiece that lenght's 12 minutes!Featuring awesome spanish lyrics and returning to english,also mexican sounds on the mix. so good. 10/10

4-Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore: Very boring track,I dislike this one but this song helps the construction of the album resting one more time and opening a triad 4/10

5-Cassandra Gemini: One of my favorite songs of this album! I always feel so good to ear this song, it was the power to give me good feelings 9/10

6-Tarantism: The continuation of Cassandra Gemini,starting with a incredible solo by Omar Rodriguez and ending up with a amazing psychedelic vibe 9/10

7-Plant A Nail In The Navel Stream: The end of the triad,starting up on a relax sound that goes embracing a crazy tone. Interesting song 8/10

8-Famine Pulse: When the triad ends,we start a resting and relaxing part of the album, with 3 songs being the first Famine Pulse. 6/10

9-Pisacis (Phra-men-ma): Instrumental track,groove,relaxing and psycho are the adjectives to this one 6/10

10-Con Safo: What? incredible!!! this is a jazz song from nowhere ! Terrazas and his great skills on the sax gave a magnificant jam with everything...astonishing. 9/10

11-Multiple Spouse Wounds: "No There is no light! In darkest of your furthest reaches" it's the phrase that opens this song and the most important of the album! short and very good song 9/10

12-Sarchoghagi: This is the last 54 seconds of the first track of the album and in a consequence is the epilogue of the album. 5/19

Rodrigo Progressive | 5/5 |


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