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The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium CD (album) cover


The Mars Volta


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4.19 | 1136 ratings

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5 stars Art Lives.

What an amazing debut, even though technically it's not a debut. This album put The Mars Volta on the map and gave them mainstream media rage. The best category for what's found here is progressive punk. The punk carries over from some of the members previous band, At the Drive in. This isn't an ATDI clone, but a totally different band with many thrilling and entertaining ideas on song structure and where sounds should and should not go.

Certainly not a conventional album, De-loused offers a little bit of something for most everybody. Packed with explosive energy at some points, and offering a broad range of emotions and feelings, this concept album gives us something very original and unique. This is the band at their most creative and inspirational stage, and leaving all of it at the studio.

Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt is still, after consideration, one of my favorite modern songs that's just as powerful as any song ever crafted; it's just sheer genius. A wonderful closer to an already excellent record. This album also shares many inklings to King Crimson in style, artistic content, and class.

My favorite TMV album, and an extremely strong and worthy album. If you didn't like other TMV efforts, try this, their most energetic and powerful release. Putting prog back on the mainstream map in a new way.

OpethGuitarist | 5/5 |


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