Spun: Coheed and Cambria

By Jordyn Marcellus

Coheed and Cambria are one of the most ridiculous bands in music currently. That isn’t to say their music is good but, when your albums tell the sci-fi story of the robot son of two genetically engineered super-soldiers trying to destroy an interplanetary system of energy beams called the “Keywork,” you can’t help but be called a little ridiculous.

Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow is the end of the band’s tetrology and the fusing of all the band’s varied musical stylings heard on previous albums like Second Stage Turbine Blade and In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth Three. Fans of the more metal-stylized approach found in the previous album may be disappointed. There’s only one song with the heavy riffs found on their last work and that’s opening track “The Reaping.” The next tracks find themselves swirling between Coheed’s various influences: from the soaring power pop-punk found in the upcoming summer-road-trip-favourite “The Running Free” to the more progressive rock oriented tracks like “Gravemakers and Gunslingers.”

No World for Tomorrow is an album that is impossible to say if fans will like: Older fans will appreciate the movement back from metal to the more progressive and pop-punk elements of earlier Coheed albums. Newer fans may be turned off from the lessened metal elements. While this may be a qualm for some, Coheed and Cambria’s traditionally ostentatious style has served them well with a rocking end to their story. Now, we just have to wait until they release the first part.


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