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Old 01-07-2013, 10:31 AM
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11.Coheed and Cambria-The Afterman: Ascension
Old Coheed and Cambria is back! After two pretty good, but not great releases, Coheed and Cambria has returned to form with a kick-ass progressive rock record full of excellent riffs, hooks, atmosphere, and songwriting. No World for Tommorow and Year of the Black Rainbow had some standout songs, but they also had a lot of filler that took away from the record. The Afterman: Ascension is consistently great (save for the mediocre closing track "Subtraction") and sees Coheed creating their best music since 2005's From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. Having original drummer Josh Eppard back in the lineup for the first time since 2006 seems to have revitalized the band. Chris Pennie was definitely a better drummer from a technical standpoint, but Eppard's style fits Coheed's sound better and his presence has brought the band back to their glory days. The Afterman: Ascension is a glorious turnaround album for Coheed and Cambria and I'm extremely excited for the second half of the record, The Afterman: Descension, to come out in February.

Standout Tracks
1.Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher
2.Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute
3.Key Entity Extraction II: Holly Wood the Cracked
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