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GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV, VOLUME ONE: FROM FEAR THROUGH THE EYES OF MADNESS

Coheed And Cambria

 

Crossover Prog

3.62 | 144 ratings

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proghairfunk
3 stars 3.5 Really. Has some High high points, but way too many mediocre/low points.

Keeping the Blade is an excellent start to the album. Being an instrumental, focused around strings it sounds almost as if it is a lullaby. It sets the tone for the record to begin. 8/10

Always & Never keeps the same feel, this time sounding even more like a lullaby. It lulls the listener into a false sense of security before they are hit from nowhere by... 8/10

Welcome Home. This is where Coheed gets back to what they are good at. There is nothing technically "progressive" about this song really. But it FEELS very progressive. It feels incredibly epic. It is a really powerful track. 10/10

Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial) is just a regular song. Nothing special at all. Nothing to really write about... 4/10

Crossing the Frame is in the same vein as Ten Speed, but is a bit of a better song. If these kinds of songs were cut from Coheed's repetoire they would be a GREAT band. Unfortunately they have way too many of them. 7/10

Apollo I: The Writing Writer might be my favorite track on the album. This one is definately progressive! It is a great song. Time signature shifts, band hits, you name it it's there. 10/10

Then we're back to Coheed's alter ego with Once Upon Your Dead Body. I wish they were consistent. 5/10

Wake Up is the tender song in the bunch. It's ok, but I can't really get into ballads that much. It builds nice though, with strings featured later on in the song. 6/10

The Suffering is clever at best, but a pretty fun track. Kinda punky, but kinda not. 7/10

The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets of Miss Erica Court is still just a regular rock kind of thing. By this point in the album I'm kind of noding off.6/10

Mother May I. More of the same. 6/10

Finally! With The Willing Well I: Fuel for the Feeding End we reach the "epics" of the album. These are were Coheed's progressive side begins to show. This one is probably the weakest of the final four for me, but is a welcomed change from the previous almost emo songs. 8/10

The Willing Well II: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness is a good song, if kind of depressing at times. But a good one none the less. 8/10

The Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth is basically The Writing Writer all over again. But it doesn't really hold up the way the first one did. 8/10

The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut is a great way to end a band! The final cut. The final track. The final album. It's perfect. And a great song too! 9/10

proghairfunk | 3/5 |

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