The Mars Volta

De-Loused In The Comatorium

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GSL / Universal

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"De-Loused In The Comatorium" is an iridescent, fearless, brain-busting hour of music, a fictionalized celebration of lead singer Cedric Zavala's close friend Julio Venegas' life. Based on a story written by Cedric, it is a concept album in which the hero tries to commit suicide by overdosing on morphine. Instead of dying, he falls into a coma for a week, and experiences fantastic adventures in his dreams, elemental battles between the good and bad aspects of his conscience. At the end, he emerges from the coma, but chooses to die. A genre defying album from two ex-members of At The Drive In, encompassing hardcore, prog, free jazz and psychedelic elements.

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