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Coheed And Cambria - In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth - 3 CD (album) cover

IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH - 3

Coheed And Cambria

 

Crossover Prog

3.77 | 161 ratings

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Henry_Hamilton_Smyth
4 stars At first, I had my doubts about the quality of Coheed & Cambria's music because of their very modern sound. I liked them, but I never thought I would be as much of a fan as I am now. When I found out that all of their albums are concept albums based off of a graphic novel series written by Claudio Sanchez, the lead singer, himself, I was immediately intrigued and wanted more. I went out to a local music store and purchased this album. Yes, I realized I skipped the first chapter of the story but...it was a used CD, I can't pass up a deal like that. Anyway, when I came home and popped in the CD and it started playing. When the first track The Ring Returns played, I realized that despite their modern sound, they are Progressive to some degree, which relieved me. Me being a huge fan of Prog Rock, I really enjoyed and appreciate the really proggy intro into the album. The first track of the album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 didn't disappoint my progressive expectations either. It firsts starts out sounding like a typical rock song, obviously because of the modern sound. But later on you start realizing that there is more depth to the song then it sound. It begins to sound a lot more epic and grand than a typical rock song. Then finally at the end it pauses for a bit, Than kicks back in loud with epic orchestral vocals and powerful singing from Claudio. By the time the song was over, I pretty much kicked all doubts in their progressive abilities and sat back and enjoyed the album. Like all albums, some songs are better than others, but over all none of the songs disappointed me really. Even the more pop sounding songs like Blood Red Summer and A Favor House Atlantic were pleasing to the ears and sort of, in a way, gave you a break from the more serious sounding songs and gave you something nice to tap your foot to and sing along. By the time the album has finally finished, I was completely pleased with my purchased and now, I can truly say I'm a fan of this band. It satisfies my hunger for both progressive rock and modern rock. I still hope that C&C will someday take the jump to full on progressive, because they sure as hell have the ability to do it, but I am happy with them either way.
Henry_Hamilton_Smyth | 4/5 |

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