What a joyous noise!
It’s a prog rock metal pop punk latin jazz freak out, and this is a really satisfying album. The band is insanely tight, restlessly shifting tempos and moods, often within each song. The dude singing sometimes sounds like Geddy, then other times not at all. They’re like shapeshifters!
It sounds, to me, like a band that the lead singer tyrant of the band I was in used to also play with… except that the Mars Volta are really fucking good and that other band was really fucking not.
These guys really went for it, and the results are brilliant. Fully recommended for the good headphones when you’re ready to have your brain melted and your spirits lifted.