I don’t know if many of you guys have heard of Coheed & Cambria, but if you like good music then you might as well be informed now. Coheed & Cambria play rock music. I have seen it mostly defined as ProgRock/Emo, but it has influences in all categories from punk to metal.
The vocalist Claudio Sanchez, IMHO, has one of the greatest voices in the industry. I used to think Davey Havok(AFI) or Thrice’s vocalist were good, but I hadnt heard of Co&Ca at that time. Your opinion is subject to change, most likely for the reason that he has high vocals and can sound like a girl at times. But the only illistrates partly his vocal range hitting the high notes and getting some screamo lyrics in there (when needed of course).
What makes me love a band, is usually their originality, and the good lyrics and vocals. I don’t want another pop-punk band like blink 182 or sum 41 playing in my stereo, with songs usually consisting of uninventive lyrics and 4 chords per rhythm. I like a band that has some great instrumentals, not limiting that to guitar solos and stuff. Great bass lines and nice drum beats that go along with riffs that are actually hard to play, instead of untalented punk bands just coming up with some stupid easy riff.
But also the lyrics are great, and are very weird. Most of them follow a dark line of evil inside each song or some oddity that makes you think.
But one massively unique (atleast I have not heard of any other band do something of this sort, please correct me if im wrong and tell me what other bands are such geniuses to produce such a great idea) feature about Co&Ca is that all their songs and CD’s follow a story line. Their debut album is the 2nd one in the story, and their latest album (release 10/10/03) is the 3rd. Now, most of the lyrics are hard to follow, and if you listend to the cds and read the lyrics, you would be saying: “This is supposed to be a story?” Well, I dunno, to tell you the truth, I have only read up so much about the band.
But what makes this concept even cooler, is the fact that a novel/comic book are being planned.
The whole story line is a sci-fi love story between 2 characters, Coheed and Cambria. I believe it is set to a post apocalyptic era.
Man, I’ve rambled on and on about Co&Ca, :rolleyes:, and I EXTREMELY doubt there are many people reading this final message, but just check 'em out.
If you like good music (rock/punk/metal/hardcore rock/emo/progrock/indie rock/etc…) Check out a great, original, up and coming band.