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The Mars Volta


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4.19 | 1190 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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5 stars Never have heard such harsh, frantic, intense, savagely creative rock sound so amazing... "De-Loused" is SPECTACULAR! Maybe it's the vocal gymnastics and manic lyrics screamed/crooned out by frontman Bixler-Zavala, or Rodriguez-Lopez's innovative guitar work, or the rhythmic backflips from the drums/bass... or any of the multitude of stellar sounds I go on to discover after each listen.

In reality it's the sum of all the parts which makes "De-Loused" so much fun to listen to; the members of Mars Volta are master musicians and song writers concealed behind walls of hard rock which have (somehow... given there eccentricity) given them mainstream status. Everything from the intense choruses to the spacey interludes screams innovation. This music is some of the most creative stuff I've ever heard, and I cannot recommend it more highly to any who has not already discovered it.

As a side-note, I'd also like to point out the outstanding keyboard work of Owens, which seems to be largely ignored when Bixler/Rodriguez are doing their thing; his organ adds a delicious jazzy touch for a few moments and adds a lot of texture to the mix.

Songwriting: 5 Instrumental Performances: 5 Lyrics/Vocals: 5 Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

Prog Leviathan | 5/5 |


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