13 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fourth album by Coheed and Cambria may win a number of titles including Longest Continuing Storyline (four albums’ worth), and perhaps Biggest Cajones for continuing in their unabashedly un-hip career path as prog-metal revivalists, sounding much like Rush, Queensryche, and even Thin Lizzy at times. These guys clearly possess tons of chutzpa, hair to match (seriously, if you’ve never seen guitarist/vocalist’s Claudio Sanchez’s hair on a live stage, seek out a video clip), and pure rock’n’roll blood in their veins. Fans of metal and emo-core rightly consider C&C to rule the heap of the less commercial brand of the genre, as the band continues to stretch out and try new things on every release. In what may be the final installment in the their sci-fi libretto about a couple, Coheed and Cambria, raising their children in an apocalyptic world (soccer games and homework are not, it’s safe to say, themes of the day), there is more a feel of the street than of the theater, and Sanchez’ vocals safely reach just outside the range dominated for so long by Geddy Lee.  The title track slips into a majestic pace, showcasing thrilling vocals and some truly compelling guitar bits, while “The Hound (of Blood and Rank)” feels especially new and inspired. This is Jack Black turf, but done with the purest of intention and deepest passion. If rock theatrics are not your thing, click your “back” button now.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fourth album by Coheed and Cambria may win a number of titles including Longest Continuing Storyline (four albums’ worth), and perhaps Biggest Cajones for continuing in their unabashedly un-hip career path as prog-metal revivalists, sounding much like Rush, Queensryche, and even Thin Lizzy at times. These guys clearly possess tons of chutzpa, hair to match (seriously, if you’ve never seen guitarist/vocalist’s Claudio Sanchez’s hair on a live stage, seek out a video clip), and pure rock’n’roll blood in their veins. Fans of metal and emo-core rightly consider C&C to rule the heap of the less commercial brand of the genre, as the band continues to stretch out and try new things on every release. In what may be the final installment in the their sci-fi libretto about a couple, Coheed and Cambria, raising their children in an apocalyptic world (soccer games and homework are not, it’s safe to say, themes of the day), there is more a feel of the street than of the theater, and Sanchez’ vocals safely reach just outside the range dominated for so long by Geddy Lee.  The title track slips into a majestic pace, showcasing thrilling vocals and some truly compelling guitar bits, while “The Hound (of Blood and Rank)” feels especially new and inspired. This is Jack Black turf, but done with the purest of intention and deepest passion. If rock theatrics are not your thing, click your “back” button now.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

musicreviewerguy ,

BEST COHEED ALBUM!!!!

This is the best coheed album they have come out with so far. The only part I do not like about no world for tomorrow is that they got rid of their intro song. I would recommend this album to everyone.

Russtopherb ,

A boring end...

If this is the "end" of the CoCa story, it's ending on a boring, bland note. After 4 listens, nothing on this album jumps out at me. It's not a bad album by any means - the musicianship is solid, production is impeccable. But nothing grabs you like "The Light And The Glass" or "The Crowing" or "Everything Evil". Those tracks all jumped out, grabbed you by the throat, and stuck in your head for weeks on end. Not so with any of these songs, unfortunately. It's great that the band stuck through some lineup changes and personal issues, but this album almost sounds like they felt that they *had* to finish things up, it's almost forced.

the5thplaymaker ,

CD grows on you, defenitely worth it

At first, I wasn't sure that the more 'poppy' coheed would appeal to me, and when I first listened to it, I didn't hear anything really special, because I was expecting their old stuff. However, the new stuff is stellar, I can't stop listening to it. Overall, it is coheed and cambria and any fan shouldn't be disapointed.

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