What a band! Been a fan for over a decade plus and I still find myself rocking out SO FUCKING hard to every single song and album these boys put out. Every album is quality. Personal favs are Good Apollo, the Afterman albums and of course, The Second Stage Turbine Blade. You dont like C&C? Fuck you, I don't like you!
Back in 07' or so, I accidentally purchased the "clean" version of Good Apollo on iTunes and to this day I still have no fucking idea why they censored the words Death, Die, and Kill. It took me an embarrassingly amount of time to get the normal version of the album and was so confused when hearing what they chose to censor.
Trying to find some substance with the new record. Yes, it’s wrapped in a much more Prog box than the previous record but unlike the seven records that came before, much like with TCBTS I’m struggling to find that substance that gives this band so much replay value. I feel like the new album is very reliant on catchy choruses and everything else is just killing time until the choruses.
Some of the new material was really enjoyable live, to the point I'd want another live album from them. They've always made small key changes to songs when playing live, its either that or the production that could of made Vaxis 1 get more plays from me.
this is the possibility of how music in the "mainstream" (to an extent) COULD have evolved. the majority of music i have had to endure via accidental contact a radio in the society i live is akin to auditory molestation. however bands like coheed and cambria, circa survive, mars volta, brand new, the dear hunter et al. inspired a true musical innovation and work of creativity that has spurred from the "emo" movement, into channelling emotions to create a sensational, multi-dimensional, musical masterpiece coloured in captivation and complexity. keep it up, keep it coming. it fuels my own creative fires of passion. love you
yo if you're reading this and you're the guy that was stood next to me at the 2008 neverender GAIBSIV show at the astoria in london, hope you're good fam, you were funny as fuck and i still think about you like every other month. almost 9 years on.
Everything just became too polished and guitar wanker-y for me after 2005's Good Apollo. There were a couple tracks I liked on No World For Tomorrow, but by now everything to me just kind of bled together into a gigantic prog rock cheese fest.
Why must we (Detractors AND Fans) pigeonhole music? Who gives a Flying FIG if other people listen to it? "People" are tunefully mindless sponges & taste is magnificently individual . As for 'Color Before the Sun' - People are aesthetic Wimps (myself included ;) and Alternative/Metal/Etc Fans are among the worst when confronted with anything new or when an Artist/Band makes any attempt to grow . Pound for pound, Co&Ca's newest is by far their most listenable and radio-friendly release -NOT dirty words! Moreover, the "Concept" conceit is for many a barrier-to-entry or lyrical "crutch" and for a casual listener like my wife, this is definately their best yet. In other words, it's a VERY strong record ABANDONED by the Label (and also by most "devotees" YOTBR style...) I fully expect this Album to be much more fondly regarded than it is now and remembered as a vital transition point sonically. Like all Coheed, the more you listen, the more you like it, Buy It. On Vinyl. Pure Aural Magic.
what if, just - what IF - there are people in this big huge world who just didn't like what they heard from this record. what - IF - big if - these people just don't feel like listening to a bad album multiple times when they could be listening to several good ones. scary, huh?