De-Loused In The Comatorium review by The Mars Volta

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  • Released: Jun 24, 2003
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.8 (115 votes)
The Mars Volta: De-Loused In The Comatorium

Sound — 8
Wow, I've just got done listening to the CD and it feels like I took 3 pounds of acid and walked into a fun house, this CDs amazing, not for everyone though. Im only giving it a four because of the fact that not everyone will "dig" this music.

Lyrics — 10
When asked what the lyrics were about the lead singer replied that it was about his best friend who overdosed on morphine, went into a coma for a little over a week and decided to kill himself after he woke up. This is a concept album which tells of him overdosing, going into his coma and having weird dreams and waking up and choosing to die. Amazing.

Overall Impression — 10
This album is very good, the guitars (John Frusciante plyed on guitar for Cicatriz and Flea provided bass for the entire album) are outstanding, providing over-the-top effects with nice riffs and bongo beats which remind me of prog-salsa. I recommend this album for anyone with musical taste, and a sense of imagination.

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