Is this the de facto Coheed and Cambria thread now?
I love Coheed & Cambria, but they do aggravate me. Their last album is a ten song masterpiece trapped in the body of a 14 song meandering mess.
On one hand, I think they may be the contemporary rock band that has learned the most from Iron Maiden without sounding like Iron Maiden. On the other hand, their big overarching concept/narrative thing is -- as Nick has pointed out previously -- a bunch of bullshit.
But on the whole I can see (and/or fast forward) past most of their faults and enjoy them heartily.
So well informed I don't know where the truth begins.