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Noctourniquet

by The Mars Volta

Noctourniquet by The Mars Volta

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Noctourniquet

by The Mars Volta

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Label: Warner Bros.
The eccentric prog-rockers open their sixth album with disjointed rhythms, guitar buzz intense enough to ignite an electric chair and Cedric Bixler-Zavala howling, "I am a landmine, so don't you step on me!" From there, electronic clamor, Omar Rodríguez-López's sizzling guitar, and new drummer Deantoni Parks' militaristic plods and machine-gun blasts spin like a manic merry-go-round thrown into a tornado. "The Malkin Jewel" showcases Rodríguez-López's reggae inclinations, but it may be the creep of slower grooves like "Aegis" and "Trinkets Pale of Moon" that truly makes your hair stand on end.

About This Album

The eccentric prog-rockers open their sixth album with disjointed rhythms, guitar buzz intense enough to ignite an electric chair and Cedric Bixler-Zavala howling, "I am a landmine, so don't you step on me!" From there, electronic clamor, Omar Rodríguez-López's sizzling guitar, and new drummer Deantoni Parks' militaristic plods and machine-gun blasts spin like a manic merry-go-round thrown into a tornado. "The Malkin Jewel" showcases Rodríguez-López's reggae inclinations, but it may be the creep of slower grooves like "Aegis" and "Trinkets Pale of Moon" that truly makes your hair stand on end.

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About This Album

The eccentric prog-rockers open their sixth album with disjointed rhythms, guitar buzz intense enough to ignite an electric chair and Cedric Bixler-Zavala howling, "I am a landmine, so don't you step on me!" From there, electronic clamor, Omar Rodríguez-López's sizzling guitar, and new drummer Deantoni Parks' militaristic plods and machine-gun blasts spin like a manic merry-go-round thrown into a tornado. "The Malkin Jewel" showcases Rodríguez-López's reggae inclinations, but it may be the creep of slower grooves like "Aegis" and "Trinkets Pale of Moon" that truly makes your hair stand on end.