Best Songs from the Mars Volta's Bedlam in Goliath

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The Mars Volta is a progressive rock band formed by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López in 2001. Bedlam in Goliath is the 4th album by them and was released in 2008.

The Top Ten

1 Ouroborous

The best vocals of the album bar none. This feels straight out of Deloused, yet still has its own slight unique spin on things. The drumming is insane here, and the chorus is second best, Goliath having a better one in my opinion. - kempokid

My god, this song is insane - NightmareCinema

2 Soothsayer

A very weird sounding song, while the riff is playing in the background, there are a great deal of bizarre sounds, and everything sounds glitchy, yet really cool. I love the vocal effects used in the chorus, very reminiscent of Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath. The violin is also really good. - kempokid

3 Goliath

This stupid song has been stuck in my head for a week at this point, yet I still can't hate the song, thanks to the absolutely infectious chorus, along with how fun the song is. The instrumental break in the middle sounds a lot like 21st Century Schizoid man in terms of drums. - kempokid

4 Ilyena

A more simplistic song, but it's just such an amazingly groovy, with an amazing buildup to the main part of the song, with an amazing melody the entire way through. The drumming is also exceptional. - kempokid

5 Wax Simulacra

A short, sharp song with some amazing drumming and nice vocal overlays. It's honestly surprising to see such a short song by these guys. - kempokid

6 Conjugal Burns

Great saxophone mixed in with great vocals. The way the outro gradually creates more static and screaming before kicking straight back into the chorus one last time was also nicely done. - kempokid

7 Agadez

The main thing abut this song that I really like is the drumming section that sounds very similar to Drunkship of Lanterns, which I associated with the amazing drumming. - kempokid

8 Metatron

The transition between Aberinkula and this is absolutely amazing. The vocals are pretty good, and the way the song changes is quite nice. Just an epic song in general. - kempokid

9 Cavalettas

I love the energy of this song, it also marks the beginning of the more experimental second half of the album. There are a lot of weird ambient effects that work quite well, with riffs that then break down into noise for about 5-20 seconds before kicking back in, it's cool and unique, although somewhat overlong. - kempokid

10 Aberinkula

Every single time I start this album, this first 3 seconds give me a near heart attack as well as shows how this album will sound, much louder, noisier and more energetic. It's an adequate album opener. - kempokid

The Contenders

11 Askepios
12 Tourniquet Man

While the first half is fine, the vocal effects used ruin the song completely - kempokid

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