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the amory wars
  • raging+drunk+ladraging drunk lad February 2011
    Posts: 6,459
    I mostly ignored Coheed and Cambria despite having No World for Tomorrow in my MP3 folder. But after I looked a bit further, I learned about the coherent narrative of their music along with novels and books that complemented it.

    So I'm sort of considering going all the way to the start. I admit that I play them at random as background noise, but I'm willing to give them a shot.

    ...Is this a good idea, or should I perhaps reconsider?
  • EugeneEugene February 2011
    Posts: 1,684
    The music and the story don't have as strong a relationship as one might hope. The earlier CDs cover an enormous amount of story over a relatively small number of tracks, and many of them simply explore specific events or aspects of the characters, leaving the main story to be told by the comic books. The entire third album (Star IV: V1) focuses largely on the narrator, though there are tidbits dropped here and there. In my limited experience with the CoCa backstory, it sounds much cooler on paper than it turned out to be when actually exploring it.

    Fun fact: I've met Claudio Sanchez, the lead singer, a few times since he was a friend of an employee at Game Time during our stint in the Palisades Mall, in West Nyack, where Sanchez lives. His hair is a lot less intimidating in-person.
  • raging+drunk+ladraging drunk lad February 2011
    Posts: 6,459
    That is a rather fun fact.

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