Every once and a while, I get a bug up my ass to listen to some new music. Sometimes this is a good thing, other times not – this is due to the quality of the new music that I select.
I had heard about a band called Coheed & Cambria on a music forum. It was getting mixed reviews, mostly due to the singer’s voice. He’s kind of a cross between Geddy Lee and Mike Patton (Mike Patton = teh awesome; Geddy Lee = gets old quickly). I decided to get their latest release anyways. It was worth it. These guys are pretty talented, somewhat progressive with a heavy edge and have some very creative writing. I later find out that “CO & CA” actually have a running theme/story through all 3 of their albums, so apparently I have to get the rest of the albums. I just picked up the 3rd (I’m going in reverse order), and it is decent. It just hasn’t grabbed me like Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness (4th album’s name), but I still need to listen to it another time before passing any further judgement.
I also picked up the new Lacuna Coil CD, which just didn’t do much for me on the first listen. I think they may have strayed from their earlier formula in order to get some more mainstream recognition. If that brings them success, then that is great. However, it somewhat disappoints me because I liked the freshness of their other stuff. Oh well.
Next up is Evergrey‘s Monday Morning Apocalypse. Hopefully this one won’t be a bust. 3 out of 5 ain’t bad.