Full Album Streams: The Afterman Pt. I: Ascension by Coheed and Cambria

Are you still on the fence about picking up the new record from Coheed and Cambria after their lackluster effort on Year of the Black Rainbow (I didn’t think it was a horrible as many fans make it out to be, but compared to their previous offerings it was certainly a step back).  Well if you don’t trust me to tell you that The Afterman Pt. I: Ascension is damn good you can listen to it for yourself.  After a couple of listens I’m quite impressed.  They show a nice amount of diversity on the record and seemed to have captured that punch of their earlier records.  Click here to give it a listen or click on the album cover above to go to the stream.  Let us know what you thought.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

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Posted on October 9, 2012, in Tales From Bandcamp & Full Album Streams and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Yeah, this is good! Not so catchy and pop-ish, lots of variation. Sounds very different from their previous releases actually. After listening a couple of times, track nr 7 is the one I like the most.
    But the last one is something special too…

  2. I’ve always been in two minds about Coheed; Sanchez has written a number of songs I’ve really liked – A Favor House Atlantic and The Final Cut spring immediately to mind – but I don’t think I’ve ever been able to sit thru a whole album from start to finish without becoming irritated by either a) a certain samey-ness of the songs or b) Sanchez’s voice, which kinda reminds me of Geddy Lee in his early (i.e. screechy) days. I appreciate the ambition of what they’re trying to do, and I hear pleasing echoes of Maiden, Floyd, Rush and Muse, all bands I enjoy. I just… dunno, not quite convinced. That said, I’m listening now (why not? It’s free, innit?!) and there are some cool songs on here. Never been fussed about trying to follow the story, though: too convoluted and I missed out on Black Rainbow entirely.

  3. p.s. Just got as far as Goodnight Fair Lady and is it just more or is there a little bit of a Thin Lizzy vibe going on here?

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