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The Afterman: Descension – Coheed and Cambria

Posted in Coheed and Cambria with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by Evan

The Afterman: Descension

Coheed and Cambria

2013

Hundred Handed/Everything Evil

After a few months of grueling waiting and about half the songs being teased all over the internet, Coheed and Cambria have finally released the second part of their Afterman double album.  With twists and turns the other did not posses and a traditional happy-go-lucky with dark lyrics and ear-piercing vocals song, this album doesn’t exactly put the other to shame, but meets it on a totally different level of creaminmypantsness. Continue reading

Iron Maiden Discography

Posted in Iron Maiden with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2012 by Evan

In 1980, Iron Maiden set a new precedent on the Hard Rock and Metal scene all over the world.  Since then, they have had tons of members and loads of great tunes creating one of the best collections of all time.  But recently, their art form as a band has changed sending them into a slow, downward spiral that will likely leave fans buying their new music simply out of habit.

Iron Maiden – 1980

Iron Maiden hits the metal scene in England hard and fast with their first album featuring singer Paul Di’Anno on vocals, Guitarist Dennis Straton, Guitarist Dave Murray, Bassist and lead songwriter Steve Harris, and Clive Burr on the drums.  This album not only defines the band’s sound but sends you on a jizz fest with the awesome riffs of songs like “Phantom of the Opera” and “Charlotte the Harlot.”  And who doesn’t love the song “Iron Maiden,”  by the band “Iron Maiden,”  off the album Iron Maiden?  No one, that’s who. Continue reading

The Afterman: Ascension – Coheed and Cambria

Posted in Coheed and Cambria with tags , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2012 by Evan

The Afterman: Ascension

Coheed and Cambria

2012

Hundred Handed/Evil Everything

With the return of Josh Eppard on drums after a two album hiatus and the integration of the new, non-oxy addicted, bass player Zach Cooper, Coheed and Cambria rockets us out of our brains with the first part of their new two album set, The Afterman: Ascension.   After Year of the Black Rainbow, and the end of the five album epic story of Coheed and Cambria’s dramatic adventure to save the world, I was skeptical on where Claudio Sanchez would go with the band’s newest album.  Needless to say, he did not disappoint on the narrative end, nor the music.

Claudio brings us back in time to the beginning of it all with the character Sirius Amory as he sets in place the Keywork and the planets held together by its power.  He discovers it as almost an afterlife where he encounters many different people whose energy after death is powering the Keywork; if you are a horrible being in life, your energy will echo through the afterlife in the same respect.  Not following?  Well you don’t have to!  The music itself is a great listen whether you know the story or not, each song being a stand alone theme brought in by events in the writer’s life. Continue reading

The 2nd Law – Muse

Posted in muse with tags , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by Evan

The 2nd Law

Muse

2012

Helium 3/Warner

We’ve gotten some amazing music from Muse in the past. Everything from Showbiz to Black Holes and Revelations was some of the best new Hard Rock music created. They changed direction a bit for The Resistance with hits like “Uprising” and “Resistance” that pushed for the artistic success of “Starlight” and “Supermassive Black Hole” but fell short based on the simple fact that the songs weren’t quite as good. With the release of The 2nd Law, Muse has again taken it in another direction that slightly pisses me off but still leaves me wanting more.

The opening track, “Supremacy,” is a thrill ride of heavy chords, high falsettos, and riptastic riffs that remind me of the old Muse I love. It combines awesome guitar lines with an Old West horn section making you feel in the middle of a standoff. At this point, my excitement is through the roof. A new Muse album… and it’s badass?! Hell yes.

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