It took me a long time to come around to liking Coheed and Cambria. I admit that I never really gave the band much of a chance, with Claudio Sanchez’s extremely high vocal range (à la Geddy Lee) always turning me off. However, after the continued suggestions of a good friend, I finally gave the band a solid listen, and can safely say that I am now a fan of their merger of progressive rock and post-hardcore.
I have been listening to their 2nd album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, a lot this past week, and while I don’t think it is quite on par with The Second Stage Turbine Blade, it is still a very enjoyable album. While the album if filled with memorable songs, I think that “The Crowing” is probably my favorite.
Be sure to catch Coheed and Cambria on tour this February in support of the 2nd part of their double album, The Afterman. And to make the prospect of the tour even better, the excellent instrumental rock/metal band Russian Circles is opening for them!