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Coheed And Cambria


Crossover Prog

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The Monodrone
5 stars In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 -- Coheed and Cambria

With their sophomore effort, Coheed and Cambria strike gold. With In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, Coheed evolve their sound to a wholly appealing and intriguing formula. With tighter compositions, better instrumentation, more complexity, and brilliant vocals, this is Coheed and Cambria at their best. ///

The album starts with the instrumental, string-arranged "The Ring in Return." This instrumental is meant to bridge the time-gap between this album and Coheed's debut album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade. Coheed and Cambria's albums all tell a specific part of a large sci-fi epic called The Amory Wars, created by lead-vocalist, guitarist, composer and lyricist Claudio Sanchez. Track two is perhaps the most powerful song of the album, the title track. Starting slowly, and then building up, this a powerful, dark and heavy piece. The rest of the album is extremely enjoyable and executed very tastefully. About 75 % through the album, there is a suite called The Velourium Camper, comprised of three separate tracks. The great thing about this album is that it's always changing and evolving; quirky one minute, heavy the next, dark and brooding after those. The lyrics are quite emotional, despite being confusing to follow (because they coincide with The Amory Wars storyline). Though the lyrics are almost impossible to follow if you don't have the accompanying story in arm's reach, it's easy to interpret them however the listener would like to, which is why they are so brilliant.

The music of Coheed and Cambria on this specific album is a perfect blend of punk, post-punk, hard rock, metal, progressive rock and pop. Sanchez sings in a very high- pitched, non-falsetto voice, and this can take some getting used to. The drummer and bassist work extremely well together, creating heavy and concise rhythms, reminiscent of John Paul Jones and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. The guitarists, Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever, are quite skilled and this is apparent in their wonderful guitar harmonies and their impressive meshing of lead and rhythm tracks.

Overall, this is a perfect album and one of the most unique albums I've ever heard. I highly recommend this to anyone who is fond of artistic, unique, and emotionally driven modern rock.

Standout Tracks: "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3" "Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)" "The Crowing" The Velourium Camper suite "A Favor House Atlantic" "[Track 23], aka "21:13"

5 Stars.

The Monodrone | 5/5 |


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