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Album Review

Emotional band Coheed and Cambria's e-mail address uses the term "soft core," and that's not really accurate. The term molten core works better, as debut The Second Stage Turbine Blade lacks fluff and accentuates the same positives that made emo pioneers Fugazi great, not the least of which is a willingness to experiment. In this New York crew's case, this deviation comes from adding a prog rock feel to the proceedings, a facet highlighted by vocalist Claudio Sanchez's impossibly high vocal range at least as much as the technical riffing and fearless approach to soloing and other expressive playing techniques, hardcore politics be damned. Like most progressive fare, the C and C music factory occasionally sins in the name of its art, often doing in five minutes what could have been accomplished in three, but the mere fact that the group takes pride in knowing more than three chords is impressive. [The 2005 reissue capitalized on the group's later success by adding an unreleased B-side and demo versions of "Junesong Provision" and "Everything Evil."] ~ Brian O'Neill, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Finally!!!!

I happened to have the same problem..i couldnt find this album here in itunes..now by a miracle i found it..This album is great, probably the best debut album i've heard!!! Kicks sum butt!!!!

Best album

Coheeds best album by far, in my opinion. Claudios brilliant lyrics and voice meshes amazingly with the dual guitar parts. An Incredibly underrated band and album.

Great Album, hard to find

This album is very elusive on iTunes. Going to Coheed and Cambria's artist page, I expect to see all of their albums there. However, their debut album was missing from the list. After some searching, I finally found it. That is why this review is the only review, because this album is really challenging to find. Please fix this problem.

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Nyack, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Although originally forming as a rock trio in 1995, New York's Coheed and Cambria officially took root in 2001, shedding their former name of Shabutie and embracing a fusion of progressive rock, emocore, and highly conceptual album themes. Vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever, bassist Michael Todd, and drummer Joshua Eppard issued their group's full-length debut, 2002's The Second Stage Turbine Blade, on the Albany-based Equal Vision Records. The band toured extensively for...
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