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


The Mars Volta


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4.19 | 1138 ratings

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4 stars Oh man of all the progressive bands I love this is the craziest band i've ever heard. The Mars Volta have definitely turned my head god knows how many times from there amazing musicianship. I will say though to get to like these man you got to have an open mind BIG TIME. cause they aren't just a prog rock band. They combine elements of prog, some punk, some psychedelic stuff, and even some samba how insane is that. Well i will say i was very VERY skeptical of getting there first two albums and well finally after hearing the samples over and over again i just surrender and got this one first. I will say other than a few weird crazy moments and outrageous sound effects De-loused in the Comatorium is not a bad album. It has alot of great jams that get your blood going. There were some times in the music were it got pretty punky for me and at times the sound effects did throw me for a loop but it got used to it them both and let me tell ya first listen i was like DANG i mean i wanted to hear more just to get the feeling of the music. There are some great songs on here like Inertiatic ESP, Drunkship of Lanterns, Eriatarka, and Cicatriz ESP are definitely my favorite songs on here. But songs like Roulette Dares (The Haunt of) and Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt didn't really hit me off first spin took some time to let them fully grow on me now i love the songs there jammin man. The players here are very good Cedric however i dunno doesn't really make me think he's a great singer BUT however though he does have some nice moments here in and there in some of the songs. he also has some pretty cool vocal harmonies which surprised me. Omar dang he is a crazy guitar player a style i never thought i would hear again. It at times reminded me of Robert Fripp and Adam Jones in some of his solos since... chee i don't even the words to describe all i know is he is pretty good. Jon Theodore GOOD LORD how fast can this guy play i was totally impressed by how much back bone he brings in the rhythm section definitely a great drummer who is really making a name for himself. What's even awesome about this album is YA GOT FLEA on bass which is awesome i love flea is a grand bass player but so is Juan as his style is kinda similar than that of fleas. And of course the rest of the band who made well the sound and style of MV. so if you wanna try something new in prog definitely check this band out they will blow your mind. But i warn you ya need an open mind to get into these guys or else you'll get mad that you wasted ya money.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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