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
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...