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De-Loused in the Comatorium is the first studio album by the progressive rock band The Mars Volta. Based on a short story by lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and sound manipulation artist Jeremy Michael Ward, it is the hour-long tale of Cerpin Taxt, a man who tries to kill himself by overdosing on a mixture of morphine and rat poison. The attempt lands him in a week-long coma during which he experiences visions of humanity and his own psyche. Upon waking… read more



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  • Avatar for sat_ustratoga
    Apparently, De-Loused was way better without the studio version of Take The Veil, according to LastFM tracklist.
  • Avatar for TheNativeHue
    Possibly my favourite record of all time...or at least on level with Lateralus by Tool and Bilateral by Leprous. Stunning sonic bliss from beginning to end. I really love FTM, but the addition of minutes of distortion and noise on so many of the tracks really makes it such an incohesive listenin g experience compared to Deloused.
  • Avatar for anthonygfield
    Amazing album. Takes me to places! It's like a journey through highs and lows and..other...strange....places. It is art.
  • Avatar for Black_72
    Mind blowing !
  • Avatar for wholly-mountain
    play this entire album in one session on the drums and you'll become a god playing obzen in your sleep. trust me, 26 year old powerlifter here.
  • Avatar for Gachu8
    blew my young teenage mind- will always be among my favorites [4]
  • Avatar for ArsonistSavior
    Greatness the band later came to achieve? Every subsequent Mars Volta record was boring wankery compared to Deloused.
  • Avatar for Pater_Seminos
    I feel this album doesn't even come close to the greatness that TMV later came to achieve. Still a solid debut, though.
  • Avatar for EdvardLorichs
    holy fuck the tracklisting is all over the place :O
  • Avatar for Xaulb
    Good old TMV. This album is so fun.

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