Coheed and Cambria
No World for Tomorrow
Style: Progressive Rock /Metal
Release date: October 19th 2007

Coheed and Cambria is one the frontrunners of a new, young and upcoming segment in progressive music, a movement that is breathing some new and refreshing air into to a genre that has been going a bit stale over the years. But mostly American bands like Coheed and Cambria, Tools and Three is breaking out and is moving outside of the box adding new dimensions to the genre.

The full album title is: 'Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow' and the album is not just album number four from Claudio Sanchez and his compatriots, but it is also the final chapter of The Amory Wars, maybe the most complete concept in music history. The band considers The Amory Wars to be a tetrology, where 'No World for Tomorrow' together with their latest album 'Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear through the Eyes of Madness' (2005) form chapter four. The fifth album will represent the first chapter about our two main characters: Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon.

When they broke onto the scene back in 2002 with their debut album: 'The Second Stage Turbine Blade' (Chapter 2) not many paid much attention to their music and style, but that surely changed when their second album 'In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3' (Chapter 3) was released one year later. The time seemed right for their style, where they combine 70's prog rock with emo, pop, metal and alternative sounds.

People, who know Coheed and Cambria, know that they do not sound like any other band, and that they have managed to carve their own little niche in modern prog music. And they are just laying another layer on the solid foundation they have build up with their first 3 albums, picking up where the last one left us.

Musically this one has a lot in common with their last two albums without ever repeating themselves in any way, they are steadily moving forward adding new dimensions and sounds to their sound. Biggest obstacle for new fans is and always will be front siren Claudio Sanchez' charismatic voice, and he has a very distinct and unique voice that might scare a few people off. I really like his style, and I feel that his voice just adds another particular dimension to the sound.

'No World for Tomorrow' is cream of the crop within this segment of progressive music and while it might not quite reach the level of their second album, it has the quality to widen the knowledge to them even further, and to bring the band higher up on the ladder to stardom. As a fan of theirs I am very pleased and satisfied with the outcome, which can only be considered to be very competent, innovative and timeless.

Claudio Sanchez (guitars, vocals), Travis Stever (guitars), Michael Todd (bass) and Chris Pennie (drums) have created a masterful progressive jewel that I am sure will bring much joy for fans like myself...


01. The Reaping
02. No World for Tomorrow
03. The Hound (Of Blood and Rank)
04. Feathers
05. The Running Free
06. Mother Superior
07. Gravemakers & Gunslingers
08. Justice in Murder
  The End Complete
09. I - The Fall of House Atlantic
10. II - Radio Bye Bye
11. III - The End Complete
12. IV - The Road and the Damned
13. V - On the Brink
Label: Sony BMG
Distribution: Sony BMG
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: October 26th 2007