July 06, 2003 | Category:


The Mars Volta brought us the experimental Tremulant EP as a statement of intentions for their debut album. They spoke big words through layers of noise orchestrated to perfection: and the album lives up the to promise.

While “Deloused In the Comatorium” borrows much from the bands partial instantiation as the defining moment in rock known as At The Drive-In, they’ve taken their previous band’s work and gone off in a tangent as fast as possible.

The result is eclectic, but compelling. You’ll never notice that the majority of the songs break the 6 minute mark (most still going at full pace), it’s that immersing.