The Unheavenly Creatures
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Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have announced details of their long awaited new album and label debut, The Unheavenly Creatures (album art & track listing attached). The sprawling fifteen track, self-produced, 78-minute epic finds Coheed and Cambria returning to the conceptual narrative of The Amory Wars.
Coheed and Cambria recently released The Unheavenly Creatures' 10-minute prog manifesto, "The Dark Sentencer," which was leaked to fans by frontman Claudio Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album's aforementioned novella. "'The Dark Sentencer' opens with prickly guitars that build into a stadium-sized thump," noted Rolling Stone while Revolver declared, "the soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story." Consequence of Sound hailed "The Dark Sentencer" adding, "Gang vocals and ephemeral harmonies underscore the band's trademark shredding."
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.55 x 5.12 x 0.16 inches; 2.19 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Roadrunner Records
- Original Release Date : 2018
- Date First Available : July 10, 2018
- Label : Roadrunner Records
- ASIN : B07F3MSCTL
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #26,600 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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This album offers so much. All the songs are so different from each other and I absolutely love it. I've listened through twice and there isn't a bad song.
I have been recommending this song to a lot of people because this album just blew me away with how good it is. Hope you all are enjoying it as well!
EDIT: I just have to edit this review now in 5/2020 because that original 4 star rating I gave this album is NOT RIGHT! For the first few months I owned this album, my original review was suffice, but over the course of last year, I just kept coming back to this album, and enjoying my favorite songs more and more. Then I got lazy and stopped bothering to skip around. Those tracks that originally seemed excessive have truly grown on me to the point where a year and a half after it's release, this has become my favorite album in the world. Some songs are better, but calling them "excessive" was the result of having not listened enough. Albums that grow on you like this are the ones that really last. This album, for me, is just peak C&C. The beauty and heaviness they convey is a rare combination. They have a truly unique sound and this album may not be "innovative" but it's their best one yet.
The CD itself is amazing, but hearing the songs live is total euphoria. They are true artists. I was a fan for many years because of my husband, but now I'm completely hooked and thirsty for more. If you are trying to decide whether or not to buy this album, do it! You won't regret it! If you haven't already, buy the other albums too. You're welcome!
The production quality is outstanding, the lyricism and rhythmic structure is elegant and intense, and some songs from this album easily break into my top 10 for these guys. Saw them live, as well, and the Prologue into Dark Sentencer really gets the crowd moving.
Easiest 5 starts I've ever given to an album.
I won't try to change your mind if you think it's great. I just think that eveything here, with a few exceptions, has been done better on older albums. That doesn't make this a bad time, but I wouldn't show this to a friend if they wanted to understand why I like Coheed and Cambria.
Honestly. I think I might have prefered Color Before the Sun. It had more than 3/4 songs that I think are above average.
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The style is bright, vibrant, clear and punchy. Claudio's vocals and range are stunning and blasted out in every accompanying style in every track. You feel like the band knows exactly what will work on a conceptual album and on stage. It's really very clever how they have done it and a real joy to listen to.
I was so hooked on listening through for the first time and a few listens on I get something new each time, I don't think any of the songs tires which is impressive for an album almost 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.
If you are a Coheed fan you will love it and even for a newcomer to the band, I would highly recommend it. Love Protocol, The Pavillion and It Walks Among Us are fantastic new tracks (excluding those pre-released) but I don't think it's worth singling out tracks from the album, they really are solid in their own right.
I am aware that my opinions could be seen as "Fanboying" and that's understandable enough as a long time listener of the band but definitely give this a listen. I can honestly say it's one of the best albums I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.