Album Review

The Bedlam in Goliath

The Bedlam in Goliath

by The Mars Volta


8.5 / 10
21st June 08

Reviewed by Undertheradar


The Mars Volta, the fucking Mars Volta. Nothing quite like this band, and thatís a good thing as itís a challenging listen. Fans of Mars Volta are fans for life and others just havenít concentrated enough.

Mars Volta came abount from the Split of At the Drive In when one half formed the excellent Sparta and the other two formed this band.

For those not accustomed to the Mars Volta, their sound is kind of free jam, like King Crimson or Zappa, with soaring guitars and strange effects throughout, and this album sees the band extending on their openness and raising the stakes further.

No other band can combine these riffs and complex interchanges like Mars Volta, and they hang on to their sound by basically kicking the ass of any other Ďtrickcoreí band (thatís right I said it!)



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