Category: The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet

Noctourniquet is what appears to be The Mars Volta’s final album, but if so, then it is on a good note. Hardcore fans tend to consider the last two efforts as a drop in quality, but since I am not a hardcore fan, I tend to enjoy this album, as well as their prior albums. Noctourniquet seems like a continuation on the sound explored on Octahedron, which has less guitar wankery than on earlier releases. Noctourniquet delves into more electronic sounds that have also increased their prevalence on guitarist Omar Rodriguez (more…)

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