Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP CD (album) cover


The Mars Volta

Heavy Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bookmark and Share
2 stars This is the first single from THE MARS VOLTA'S debut album, 'De-loused in the Comatorium'. Unlike the second single, 'Televators', this has little to recommend it even to a fan of the band. The track is shorn of the full impact, with the opening minute of 'Son Et Lumiere' excised, and even some of the powerful drumming removed. Doesn't work for me. This song needs to be heard in all its six-minute glory, and the best place to do that is the album. The second song, a live version of 'Roulette Dares', is excellent, but is available on the 'Live EP' album released the same year.

The rating does not reflect the excellence of either track, just their dispensability in the wider canon of THE MARS VOLTA. If you have the 'Live EP' and 'De- loused' you don't need this.

Report this review (#137332)
Posted Sunday, September 9, 2007 | Review Permalink

THE MARS VOLTA Inertiatic ESP ratings only

chronological order | showing rating only

Post a review of THE MARS VOLTA Inertiatic ESP

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives