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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

4.07 | 919 ratings

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4 stars The first track - Cygnus, is one of the highlights of everything this band has ever done, up there with Take the veil Cerpin Taxt, and Roulette Dares from De-Loused. The Widow is nothing incredible, but flows with the story and doesn't need to be skipped. I'm not particulary a fan of L'Via, I think its good, but way to long and repetitive. Miranda is a great song, slow but strong. Cassandra Gemini is a true epic. In a class of it's own amongst Mars Volta peices. Possibly the most evil sounding peice of music I've ever heard.

The story is captavative, and worth boggling your mind to try and grasp. The album should get a 5, but here is the flaw: Too much unneccesary noise, and no it's not like Echoes, that was essential noise, the noise in this album is just pointless filler. All of the tracks except Cassandra should be shorter.

meddlehead40 | 4/5 |


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