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Customer Reviews

Not Prog

Proressive rock offically died in the 80s. All the progressive bands went from instrumental, complex and instrumentally extensive to guitar and terrible vocals. This album is just that so learn your prog.

Thank you Mars Volta!

This album takes TMV in a new musical direction but yet still incorporates sounds from all their previous releases. Basically, they have taken bits from all their albums and incorporated a 2012 twist on it all. If you have ever been a fan of the band at all, there is something for you on this record and I would recommend it. Not a let down by any means!




Formed: 2001 in El Paso, TX

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Picking up the pieces from At the Drive-In, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed the Mars Volta and wasted little time branching out into elements of hardcore, psychedelic rock, and free jazz that expanded on the boundaries of their previous work. Although their previous band's demise ultimately arrived before they were able to truly capitalize on their mounting commercial triumphs, the Mars Volta immediately impressed with their willingness to eschew conventional logic and push themselves...
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