Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


The Mars Volta

Heavy Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Mars Volta Inertiatic ESP album cover
2.79 | 19 ratings | 1 reviews | 37% 5 stars

Write a review

from partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Inertiatic ESP (4:29)
2. Roulette Dares (The Haunt of) (Live XFM session) (9:27)

Total Time: 13:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Cedric Bixler-Zavala / vocals
- Omar Rodriguez-Lopez / guitars
- Juan Alderete / bass
- Jon Theodore / drums
- Ikey Isaiah Owens / keyboards

Releases information

First single from the album 'De-loused in the Comatorium'
CD/Vinyl MCA

Thanks to russellk for the addition
and to ProgLucky for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy THE MARS VOLTA Inertiatic ESP Music

More places to buy THE MARS VOLTA music online

THE MARS VOLTA Inertiatic ESP ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(21%)
Good, but non-essential (11%)
Collectors/fans only (26%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

THE MARS VOLTA Inertiatic ESP reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by russellk
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.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

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

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.