The Mars Volta have a new album coming out soon. I listened to it over the weekend. It is absolutely amazing. This band is some former members of At the Drive-in and they have created a soundscape with their latest musical journey. I never thought I would see the day where a band could bridge the gap between indie rock, metal and prog rock. This band is one part Tool, one part At the Drive-in and a teeny tiny bit of Rush.
This album has only five tracks, but goes on for around an hour. It is slightly self-indulgent in parts, but the various highs and lows that they reach in between the down times will make it totally worth it.
Adventurous can go either way on an album, but The Mars Volta pull it off on this one.