The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2012



9467 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

Goliath and Aberinkula are ace, but I don't bother with the rest.

Pridgen's my favorite drummer so I love his presence here, but the rest of the instrumentation is too forgettable.

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ThunderNeutral21
May 24th 2012



3864 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

goliath rules, wax simulacra rules but cedric sounds awful on it

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2012



9467 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

The only part of Wax that I like is Pridgen. Everything else is just eh!

johnnyblaze
May 24th 2012



2570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love john hanson and i dont know how you can ignore all the songs/amazing moments mentioned here if you liek the two you mentioned:

There is the sudden shift to soft theatrics in “Metatron” and “Soothsayer”, which are two of the most majestic moments on the record. There is the *almost* heavy-as-hell riff in “Ouroborous” that appears out of nowhere, leading the song to be perhaps the first TMV song you could tag as “metal”. The most surprising moment on the record is saved for almost last, as near the end of “Conjugal Burns” you hear Cedric scream for a good period of time, and it’s likely scarier than any Saw flick by a mile.


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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2012



9467 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

See, man, I just don't agree with any of that. The rest of the album is just really homogenous to me, and I tried to like it but it never sticked.

johnnyblaze
May 24th 2012



2570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

eh, fair enough. i can never understand fellow volta fans.

...except for john hanson. ilu man

Cells
May 24th 2012



1875 Comments


The length of this album gives me such a boner.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2012



16071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

second best volta album tbh

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Cells
May 24th 2012



1875 Comments


First?

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2012



16071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

frances of course

chambered49
May 25th 2012



1727 Comments


lol

barcafan21
July 27th 2012



1805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ilyena blows my mind

johnnyblaze
July 27th 2012



2570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ya dude. song grooves so hard.

barcafan21
July 27th 2012



1805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that breakdown at the end is the finishing touch

Titan
September 2nd 2012



4799 Comments


this is their worst......but still good

adanM1
September 19th 2012



1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

saw them play this album when they went on tour for it on the east coast, it was the best show. i went with people that didn't like them and they literally were going nutz. haha if you missed this album on tour damn that sucks!

Uranium
September 19th 2012



6632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is their most metal album m/

johnnyblaze
September 19th 2012



2570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed adanM1... I saw them on their Amp, Octahedron, and Bedlam tours and the Bedlam show was easily the best. They were so tight live with Pridgen.

someguest
October 3rd 2012



18859 Comments


There's too many reasons...

too many reasons....

too many reasons!!!

TOO MANY REASONS!!!!


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KILL
October 3rd 2012



67023 Comments


why this band sucks! b00m

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