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Coheed And Cambria


Crossover Prog

3.29 | 122 ratings

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2 stars Big intentions, small delivery.

The first album by experimental/post rock/conceptualist/emocore band (!) Coheed and Cambria is quite pleasant and interesting at moments but it's lack of musical variety is it's downfall. Spacy intros and outros break up the monotony before the group falls back into a static, but always melodic guitar, bass and drums groove that is devoid of much technical playing. It is post rock after all, and like Tool's music, it has a repetitiveness that grates after 10 minutes of listening.

Claudio Sanchez's vocals are similar to Geddy Lee's, but a lot sweeter and easier to take. And that seems to be the trouble with this album. The music's too friendly and accessible. If the band had taken some chances, C&C's debut could have been a bomb, with it's concept to run the album's storyline through consistent albums. However, the result is just pleasant. And prog should always be more than just pleasant.

SteveG | 2/5 |


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