The Mars Volta was first formed in 2001 by musicians Omar Rodríguez-López & Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Both musicians had worked together in their former 1990’s group At The Drive In. There have been so many musicians that have performed and recorded with the group over the years but in the end the sound and direction of Mars Volta has been led by Omar Rodríguez-López & Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
The band’s first album was released in 2003 entitled De-Loused in the Comatorium. After the released of their debut album the band issued their sophomore album, Frances the Mute in 2005, Amputechture in 2006, The Bedlam in Goliath in 2008, Octahedron in 2009 and their most recent album Noctourniquet in 2012.
Our Top 10 Mars Volta Songs list takes a look at some of the band’s highlights throughout the band’s marvelous career.
# 10 – Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
We open our Top 10 Mars Volta songs list with a track from the band’s first album entitled De-Loused in the Comatorium. The band’s debut album was released in 2003. The song “Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of),” appeared as the third song on the CD. The song was composed by Omar Rodríguez-López.
# 9 – Viscera Eyes
In 2006, the band Mars Volta released the album Amputechture. The album sold extremely well for the band, especially for a time period in which music fans had begun to stop buying CDs. The song “Viscera Eyes,” was released as the only single from the album. It’s about as heavy as a single as you will ever hears, but that’s what’s so cool about it.
# 8 – Aegis
The song “Aegis,” was released on the album Noctourniquet in 2012. It was the band’s most recent CD and so far appears to be their final album.
# 7 – Since We’ve Been Wrong
As we continue to cover all the band’s releases on our top 10 Mars Volta Songs list, we turn to the band’s fifth studio album Octahedron. The album was released in 2009. The song Since We’ve Been Wrong was the album’s opening track.
# 6 – Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus
We return again to the fantastic album Frances the Mute for our sixth selection on this Mars Volta songs list entitled “Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus.”
# 5 – Goliath
The band’s fourth album The Bedlam in Goliath has been hailed by many critics as the band’s best album. The CD sold extremely well and garnished two singles. The great songs “Goliath,” was the second single released from the album.
# 4 – Inertiatic Esp
The song “Inertiatic Esp,” was released on the band’s debut album De-Loused in the Comatorium in 2003. The song “Inertiatic Esp,” was released as the first single from the album. The album’s cover art was designed by the legendary Storm Thorgerson who was responsible for so many great albums covers by bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Al Stewart, Alan Parsons Project, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, and so many more.
# 3 – L’Via L’Viaquez
The song L’Via L’Viaquez was released on the band’s sophomore album Frances The Mute. The CD was issued in 2005.
# 2 – Cicatriz Esp
As we close in on the number one spot on our top 10 Mars Volta songs list we turn once again to the great De-Loused in the Comatorium album. The song “Cicatriz Esp,” was released as the seventh track on the album.
# 1 – The Window
Coming in at number one on our Top 10 Mars Volta songs list is the extraordinary song “The Widow.” The great Mars Volta song was released on the band’s second album Frances the Mute.