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The Afterman: Ascension

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Modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria's upcoming sixth studio album will be a double concept album entitled, The Afterman, and will be released in two separate full-length volumes. The band made the announcement today via a cinematic video trailer on their official website. The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension, will be available on both physical and digital platforms October 9, 2012 via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil, and distributed through Fontana/Ingrooves. The second volume, The Afterman: Descension is slated for release in February 2013. The band has also confirmed a handful of intimate Northeast U.S. club shows leading up to the release of The Afterman. The tour starts September 13 in Kingston, NY.

It was announced previously at this month s San Diego Comic Con that The Amory Wars has been picked up by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions to be developed into a live-action feature film.

Musically, The Afterman sees the band perfecting their powerhouse progressive rock, soul and even pop landscapes. The dual release also marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006, bringing with him his benchmark percussive grooves. Coheed and Cambria self-financed and co-produced The Afterman, alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band s first 3 albums, in Woodstock, NY. The album was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, The Shins, Foster the People) and Ryan Williams (30 Seconds To Mars).

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Hollow
  2. Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute
  3. The Afterman
  4. Mothers of Men
  5. Goodnight, Fair Lady
  6. Key Entity Extraction II: Holly Wood the Cracked
  7. Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher
  8. Key Entity Extraction: IV: Evagria the Faithful
  9. Subtraction

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  • Audio CD (October 9, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hundred Handed Inc.
  • ASIN: B00936A21O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,921 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If you've never listened to(or heard of) Coheed and Cambria before, there is a good chance you will be confused by the time you actually do. A quick google search results in a tedious explanation of "the concept" behind the songs, a sci-fi epic spanning 6 albums and counting. For some, this piece of information alone is enough to turn off a would-be fan and as a result, has left the band under the scrutiny of obscurity.

But what about the music?

With "The Afterman: Ascension", Coheed and Cambria ASCEND from their own self-inflicted obscurity and into the light, leaving critics of the band with nothing to do but rationalize the denial of the a simple truth: Coheed and Cambria is an incredible band. The songs off of "Ascension" are THE best this band has put out and like all of Coheed's albums, there is no "filler" to be heard. It combines everything that made the first four albums so unique along with the dynamics of the band's previous effort, Year Of The Black Rainbow. Perhaps the best example of this progression is what may be the strongest track on Ascension, "Domino The Destitute". The 8 minute single makes the time fly by with it's epic arrangements and intricate guitar work, perfectly complemented by the powerful grooves of drummer Josh Eppard and bassist Zack Cooper. The return of original drummer Josh Eppard has most-definitely reinvigorated the band's magical chemistry, but let this be known: the virtuosic influence of former drummer Chris Pennie(as well as Mic Todd) is very much alive in this record and is part of what makes this the best Coheed record to date.
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The Afterman: Ascension is the sixth studio album by Coheed and Cambria. Ascension is the first half of a double album. The second half, The Afterman: Descension, is set to release in February 2013. The band's first five studio albums chronicled the science fiction epic "The Amory Wars," set in the fictional universe of Heaven's Fence. The Afterman Ascension and Descension serve as a prequel to the events in the first five albums, telling the tale of Sirius Amory. Amory is a scientist that discovers the keywork--a field of living energy that binds together the planets of heavens fence. In the process of discovering the true nature of the keywork his body is taken over by some of the entities that comprise the keywork (Dominothe Destitute, Holly Wood The Cracked, etc.). The cover art is a reference to the changes he goes through as the keywork's energy changes him.

The Afterman: Ascension has several concurrent releases including a regular version, a limited edition digipak, a digital version on iTunes, and a deluxe version. The iTunes version boasts an additional track "The Homecoming" and two demos. So far the deluxe version has only been for sale as a preorder on Coheed and Cambria's website. The deluxe release contains both Afterman albums (one of which is a burnable CD) as well as a number of extras: a coffee table book, two bonus music discs, an "Amory Award" album and certificate, a documentary DVD, digital downloads of both albums, and a VIP laminate that gives owners access to special privileges and events at shows. (There are a couple of additional versions, but these cover some of the major releases. For now, more information can be found on Coheed and Cambria's webpage.)

Ascension starts out as many past Coheed albums--with a flair for the dramatic.
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I'm gonna do a track by track review, then sum it up.
The Hollow - A pretty cool instrumental/dialogue track, standard opening track idea for Coheed. I like it a lot better than One, but SSTB still takes the cake for best opening theme-track.
Domino The Destitute - This is among the best Coheed songs ever written. The instrumentation is superb, and carries the vocal melodies(which are some of my favorite ever) perfectly. There's a lot of epic peaks in it, as well as great drumming that ties the parts together very well. Great track, REALLY well written
The Afterman - A huge departure from other Coheed songs, but not a scary change. The song is really quiet and light, and I really enjoy the build into the big distorted guitar section. There are a lot of really nice strings on it too, which sound great and provide lots of texture. A really nice poppy tune, all-in-all.
Mothers of Men - This one gives me a GAIBS4 Vol:1 vibe, with the really riff-driven guitar parts. The vocal harmonies throughout the tune really make the song. The lyrics are also very interesting, and the use of a female vocalist between the chorus and second verse was a really cool dynamic. The bridge shows Claudio's ability as a vocalist to go from sweet to angry and aggressive in a matter of seconds and make it fit within a song.
Goodnight Fair Lady - "Faint of The Suffering" This would be the vibe I get. I really enjoy this song, and it comes off as very well written pop-rock, with great vocal melodies and guitars all over it. The song is densely harmonized(also not always in thirds), which is something I've always thought was really cool about Coheed songs. The bridge is perfect. I love it's harmonies, and epic build.
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It's so short...
Keep in mind this is only about half of the whole Afterman experience, so when the second part is released, together they'll probably make up at least 80 minutes of music. And 9 songs, a little less than 40 minutes total, is still a decent chunk of music. Incredible music, at that.
Oct 1, 2012 by E. C. Spangler |  See all 4 posts
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