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    Posted: November 02 2018 at 01:43
I've heard that The Mars Volta happen to be an incredibly influential band in the modern prog scene. Would I be correct in saying that they were one of the pioneers of the kind of sound they have? With the strong influence of the post hardcore/alternative rock scene of their time and the generally chaotic, hyperactive nature of them?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2018 at 04:12
Not sure about influential as that entails other acts actually building upon their sound...but unique in their approach to prog and how one can rejuvinate King Crimson-like riffs and marry them together with post hardcore? Very much so.
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Definitely influential, though many of the people here may not be familiar with some of the bands influenced by The Mars Volta. Thank You Scientist, to name but one, have a very strong MV vibe in their sound, and a very energetic, somewhat anarchic stage presence.
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