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|The Mars Volta Wannabe Bands Ranked|
It was more than 10 years ago when an awesome band created a perfect mixture of Jazz, rrNoiserock, psychedelic rock and some other genres. Now the so called "prog" scene is full of rbands who wish they were TMV. There are just too many of these bands so I ranked some of rthe most popular ones.
|1||The Fall Of Troy|
Phantom on the Horizon
These guys decided to add some post-hardcore and mathrock to the mix. They
sound awesome. They're clearly the best band on the list.
|2||Closure in Moscow|
This band isn't as creative (and nowhere near as good) as The Fall Of Troy but
they're still worth listening to. Without a doubt, this album is their best by far(!).
|3||Dance Gavin Dance|
Similar to 1 but unlike TFOT they mixed TMV with some MODERN post-hardcore. But
sometimes it just doesn't work. They aren't bad, it's not their fault that they aren't
as good at writing breakdowns as BMTH or TDWP. DGD's breakdowns are often just
something like XXX---XXX---XXX---XXX---XXXXXXXX or XXX-XXX- etc
|4||A Lot Like Birds|
ALLB is somewhere between TFOT and DGD. No Place is a great album. The only
reason why I can't get into them is the singer. His voice often annoys me.
These guys are quite enjoyable. But they lack originality. Most bands on the list are
heavily influenced by both TMV and TFOT but they aren't DIRECT RIPOFFS. This
band - however - is. (aside from lacking vocals)
|list in reverse order aside from 1 which deserves to be 3|
|Atlas of Id|
|if anyone still believes this is an actual user u dum|
|134 rule pos|
|okay ur not funny plz leave|
|volta is pretty much a wannabe|
so wannabe bands trying to rip off a wannabe band
|"volta is pretty much a wannabe"|
not true, Volta was the first band to come up with this noisy but still technical, emotional, modern
and atmospheric sound....
there's another unique influential prog band with a lot of wannabes called TOOL.
However TOOL-inspired bands (such as Karnivool and Katatonia) aren't fun. They just try too hard to
create Toolish atmosphere and the final result is very forced and miserable.
volta blows and those wannabe bands
so do the tool-esque bands
|The older Closure In Moscow material is alot better than Pink Lemonade, and doesn't sound much like TMV other than the vocals. |
|I hate you|
|5 is better than any mars Volta album I've heard. |
|These are very broad generalizations. |
The Fall of Troy's Ghost Ship Demos are the closest thing the band has to offer in terms of sounding like TMV. The rest of their catalogue is cringe-worthy post-hardcore.
DGD is comparable to TMV in almost no aspect.
Closure's Pink Lemonade holds its own against many TMV albums. It's eclectic, cryptic, technically proficient, and just as energetic.
A Lot Like Birds' No Place is big in scope and immensely layered, but a step below Pink Lemonade in both aspects.
Strawberry Girls are good for what they are: a glorified jam band. They lack a front man to put them in the conversation
|Kevin, please keep your hands and feet in the ride at all times. Do not feed the animals.|
|oh no, not you again|
|The Big Four Of Modern Melodic Metalcore|
|wwba is a troll, right?|
|in my opinion they are the big four of MODERN (no AILD, BFVM, Trivium, etc) MELODIC (no Converge, Botch, TDEP, etc) metalcore.|
|Yes, he is a troll|