Mr. Bungle's second album is probably their strangest. Combining widely diverse genres of music (e.g. the song "Carry Stress in the Jaw", which alone incorporates death metal, be-bop and twelve tone music), most of the "songs" are some of the most original, intense and intellectually satisfying music that you'll ever hear, particularly in a "band" format. Especially worth noting are the aforementioned "Carry Stress..", the Eastern-techno "Desert Search for Techno Allah" and the avant-garde-cartoon-music "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" (arguably, Mr. Bungle's greatest, most original and funniest song). However, despite all of the above good points of this album, there are some places where some of these loony aural experiments don't quite work; specifically, the opening "Everyone I went to High School with is Dead" lacks any subtlety and is a mindless chant-metal outburst worthy of....dare I say it...Biohazard and "The Bends" (8 or 9 short musical vignettes) is supposed to aurally represent decompression sickness and, although the murky feel and painful-to-the-ears ending does make a worthy attempt at this, the music is too disjointed and each vignette is almost entirely unrelated to the previous one(s). My other criticism of this album would be the lack of cohesion between the songs; although many of these tunes are some of the best that MB have ever produced, they do not all neccesarily sit together well on an album. This is partly because most of the music is extremely intense and there is so much to take in, making a "start-to-finish" listening of the album tough work (better to take it in piece-by-piece). Despite all this, Disco Volante is an album that anyone who is seriously into experimental music has to check out.