Average User Score: 8.3Feb 7, 2013Tracks to listen to on this: Pretelethal, Gravity's Union, Sentry The Defiant, The Hard Sell and Dark Side of me.
Pretelethal: Haunting and enchanting. The vocals have a mysterious yet beautiful tone and then it explodes into a Led Zeppelin/Pink Floyd-like chorus with great vocal harmony. Josh Eppard's drumming on this are jaw dropping.
Gravity's Union: This song changes tone and time signature about 6 times and has two seperate choruses (the latter chorus is so friggin' epic that you may envision a volcano with souls swarming around it as rain and lightening pour down). This is not only the best on this album, but probably the best Coheed and Cambria song ever (atleast in their top-10). It's very dramatic, theatric, poetic, inspiring, passionate, and powerful. A must listen for anyone who has ears.
Dark Side Of Me: This is the albums barn-burner and rock ballad. Very introspective, powerful, and ballad. Great lyrics.
The Hard Sell: The guitars in this song have a Van Halen groove to the guitar, Dio vocals, and a sweet Pink Floyd inspired guitar solo that all culminates into a chunky-metal chorus that has a Disturbed vibe to it. Coheed and Cambria is definitely a band that loves to be inspired and to use those inspirations to make great songs and this song is no exception.
Sentry The Defiant: The thick yet coherent guitar work here is superb. It has a soaring chorus.
Away We Go: The chorus to this song is so amazing sounding, it has a Thin Lizzies vibe to it and an overall classic-rock sound to the chorus.
Number City: If you are a long time Coheed fan, you may hate this song at first (as I did). This song is a "grower", because it is so infectiously poppy that it gets stuck in your head and it becomes undeniable. Number City is a good song because it breaks up the doom and gloom from the first three songs for a couple minutes. Number City is Descension's comic relief and it is a brilliant piece of story telling.
10/10, a must buy for anyone with ears.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jan 5, 2013Koi No Yokan is a good "sounding" album that is hard to consume because lead singer Chino's vocals are too soft at times and are hard to make out what he is singing. It's a decent album, but they tread in the same waters musically. Almost all of the songs overstay their welcome around the 2-minute mark and you pretty much know what the expect with the remaining 2-minutes. However, I can still highly recommend people to see Deftones live, they have improved drastically over the years from a drunk, slop sounding band to a veteran, professional, and amazing sounding live band. Sadly, there is only 2 songs that stand out on this album and you can pretty much throw away the rest.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Jan 5, 2013It's not my favorite Coheed and Cambria album, but it is definitely accessible for new fans of the band. Coheed has an amazing wealth of inspiration and it shows on The Afterman: Ascension. Everything but rap and country, Coheed touches on almost every genre and reinvents them while doing so. Definitely an impressive album.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Apr 23, 2011Thursday is a very unique band. They're never comfortable with staying traditional and No Devolucion is no exception. The singer, Geoff Rickly, usually has a very human voice that transcends talent and replaces it's importance with raw, sincere emotion. He still keeps you on the edge of your seat on No Devolucion but his role has been reduced to a more mathematical approach. Tucker Rules drums are at their best on this album, very technical and big, just amazing. Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla are absolutely mystifying with their Pink Floyd approach to modern day music. Tim Payne and Andrew Everding's roles in the band have been bumped up a couple notches, with thick brooding bass and thought provoking keyboards.
On No Devolucion, Thursday has a beast of a sound that raises those hair on your forearms, no matter what the mood of the song is. Most bands these days are background music, Thursday is not a band that can be ignored. They grab you and never let go. 10 out of 10.… Expand