The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
Aug 11, 2023
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THAT NIGHT I REMEMBER WHAT YOU SLIPPED IN MY GLASSS

Okay honestly I think this is a bit of an underrated TMV album. Some of their absolute BEST songs land on here, and even if the vocals are the most hit or miss up until this point, imo it’s more hit than miss. Jon Theodore was an amazing part of the band, but this newest drummer hits all the right areas for me. Like holy fuck, look at a song like Wax Simulacra. That shit genuinely has some of the best drumming I’ve ever heard. GODDD. A short track, but one that has so much energy and personality. Also okay, maybe hot take time, I think Goliath is probably the best Mars Volta song. ITS JUST SO AWESOME. Every single fucking section it switches to is absolute ear candy, and goes soooooooiooooo hard. Not to mention this is some of the most impressive vocals ever from Cedric. The production absolutely slaps on this track too, it’s so god damn punchy. Front to back, absolutely incredible song. Metatron is also insane, can’t get over those drums. Those are the three biggest highlights to me, but the rest of the album is pretty damn consistent. Aberinkula, Ouroborous, Conjugal Burns, all bangers. Really solid album, Imma be coming back to this one for sure

Aberinkula - 8.5
Metatron - 9
Ilyena - 7.5
Wax Simulacra - 9.5
Goliath - 10
Tourniquet Man - 6
Cavalettas - 7.5
Agadez - 7.5
Askepios - 8
Ouroborous - 8.5
Soothsayer - 8
Conjugal Burns - 8.5

Track Ratings
5Goliath / 100
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