De-Loused In The Comatorium (studio album) by The Mars Volta
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An album full of raw and powerful energy which takes you on a journey and you do feel different once you have properly experienced it. I think this is mainly due to the concept and lyricism which are both phenomenal. It is well worth your time to sit down and listen to this while reading the lyrics alongside it. This is because it is such a unique concept and story that doing a deep dive into the words and themes will only make you love this record more. Musically, there are some outstanding tracks on here with some more heavy prog moments amongst them and also some catchy and infectious moments on other tracks. One that combines both which makes it my favourite track on the album is Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of). Despite this, I do find some songs to be needlessly elongated or drawn out when they have already reached a good enough conclusion. Also, the sound does get repetitive by the end of the 60 minute run time for me. Overall, a great record with an interesting concept that deserves more attention paid towards it.
Amazing stuff. Nervous, fast paced, in your face prog, yet subtle and delicate at the same time. And hey, there's mellotron. Probably one of my favorite rock albums ever.
The kind of music that requires your full attention otherwise yeah, it can be unbearable.
Too dissonant and chaotic for my current state of mind. Very accomplished musicians are involved, but I could take less enthusiastic kinds of songs any time. Less is sometimes more.
A complex masterpiece.
A complex and mind bending concept album roughly translated to the visions of a real life protagonist’s dreams whilst in a drug endured coma. Entire internet chat columns are dedicated to decoding its twisted clever lyrics and themes - the ultimate rabbit hole if you’ve got time on your hands
Highlights: All of them.
Absolute Gem. Basically at 100 the whole album.
Drunkship of Lanterns is killer. The rest of the album is really good, but sometimes I just want to listen to that song over and over
These guys are crazy awesome. The way Omar Rodríguez-López writes and thinks is very reminiscent of Robert Fripp/King Crimson, but the music comes at you full force like Bad Brains or Fugazi. De-Loused in the Comatorium might be their most accomplished and realized work, though I do go back and forth between this one and their next, Frances the Mute. Definitely give it a listen.
I remember listening to the last 10 seconds of "Inertiatic Esp" on MTV and thinking that something awesome had happened. I literally took note of the band's name and ran to buy the album. What an amazing trip to be 15 and discover a gem like that.
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