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6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 119 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 80 out of 119
  2. Negative: 33 out of 119

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  1. DerekK.
    Oct 29, 2007
    5
    A big disappointment if you're a fan of Coheed's previous albums.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    5
    It proves how much a band can evolve when you are on your 4th album and it sounds nothing like your previous works. While the new sound does benifit the band in some ways, There are simply not enough good tracks to make this album good
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    Coheed's fourth album simply doesn't deliver on the suspense that's been loaded into it. [Nov 2007, p.155]
  2. 70
    Coheed have found their sweet spot.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    C&C infuse their expansive music with enough grit and melody that you don't give a hoot what, say, 'The Hound (Of Blood And Rank)' is about. [26 Oct 2007, p.67]