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Coheed And Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two - No World for Tomorrow CD (album) cover


Coheed And Cambria


Crossover Prog

3.73 | 185 ratings

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4 stars Coheed and Cambria's fourth Studio album is a real corker; a well written and wonderfully produced record that picks up right where the 1st Burning Star IV record left off. This album contains just the right mixture of shimmering David Gilmore influenced high pitched riffs, Metal influenced breakdowns and sing along vocal sections that'll stick in your head for days on end.

Some fans will always have a problem categorising this band and dismissing them no matter what concensus is reached, they were never as progressive as the Mars Volta. In fact; they sounded more like the Foo Fighters covering 'Another Brick in the Wall,' at times. This isn't surprising when you consider that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recorded much of the drums and that Singer Claudio Sanchez redily admits being influenced by The Wall.

Regardless of what genre the album may be, or who the band do or don't sound like, this album is undeniably brilliant; full of great lyrics, catchy tunes, excellent vocal melodies and a sense of cohesion that many bands lack.

The only negative thing that I can say about this album is that occasionally the production and tonal choices can make certain sections of songs like 'Feathers,' 'Running Free,' and 'Mother Superior,' at times seem to feminine, too slick and a little overblown. This is a very minor flaw however, and doesn't apply to the majority of the album.

At the end of the day, this album boasts some of the best guitar work ever recorded, mixing both melodic and hectic solos with powerful riffing and a few soft ballads to create an powerful and enjoyable album.

Stand out songs include the brilliant single 'Gravemakers And Gunslingers,' which is possibly the funnest Coheed song to date; the catchy fast paced 'The Hound Of Blood And Rank,' and 'The End Complete,' which is quite frankly staggering, and closer 'On The Brink,' which is possibly the best thing the band have ever done. If you liked the first Good Apollo, you'll love this.

Gentlegiantprog | 4/5 |


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