Review: Mars Volta’s ‘Bedlam’ Brilliantly Assaults Ears, Minds
2008 / Music

Review: Mars Volta’s ‘Bedlam’ Brilliantly Assaults Ears, Minds

Over four albums and years on the road, the Mars Volta has stubbornly stuck with their game plan that emphasizes a frantic and relentless sonic attack. The prog-rockers’ stubbornness pays off on their new album, “The Bedlam In Goliath,” which is their most consistent assault on listeners’ senses. Continue reading

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Review: Black Mountain’s New Disc Cements Rep As ‘Sons Of Thunder’
2008 / Music

Review: Black Mountain’s New Disc Cements Rep As ‘Sons Of Thunder’

Canadian heavy-rockers Black Mountain obviously know well the lessons doled out by ’70s rock legends like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd. But while the group’s latest album clearly pays tribute to their musical forefathers, their new songs make plain the band has learned from them more than just how to recreate the past. Continue reading