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The Mars Volta


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3.64 | 406 ratings

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1 stars I am sure I'll offend many fans of this band with my review,but I cannot stop myself to criticise and condamn this kind of music that this guys are doing!My oppinion is that THE MARS VOLTA are really pushig the boundaries of madness and imposture to an unbelieveble level,just in the name of the fact thet they pretend to be themselves ORIGINALS!I think that the guys simply took too many drugs and other happy substances,and they are permanently stoned and in this state of mind and spirit they expsess themselves...musically!It's an amalgam of hysterical musical ideas, with hysterical vocals-annoying and able to disturb the brain of any normal person,and I think that it's almost impossible for this guys to play a second time this compostions the same way like the song was initially composed?!?!Am I right? Undoubtedly,they are good - instrumentally speaking,they are performant musicians,but the final product is a mixture of crazy,twisted and tortured ideas...Zappa can be proud about this twisted mutants,and the frenzy and hallucinating music express only the tortured mind and spirit of the musicians from the band!Listening a whole MARS VOLTA album from the first to the last song is a trial of fire... a torture...a test of will exercise of mental resistance!!! Honestly...if this is the future of music..I am very worried ,dissapointed and sad!By the way...they cannot be included in any category,in my oppinion...anyway they are not prog metal at all!!!...maybee it's necessary to invent a new musical category for TMV-stupid,stoned and hysterical music?!?!Without any star...well 1 for nothing!
Ovidiu | 1/5 |


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