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10:36 AM on 12/30/12
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TomWhaley
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I'll always defend YoBR, being a huge Atticus Ross and Joe Barresi fan. I'd take it over NWFT any day. The album is pure, raw energy. There aren't 8 Claudio vocal harmonies on every line. Not everything is sang or performed perfectly. It's a total vibe record. I never understood the hate for that album. "The Broken" could be the heaviest Coheed song ever written, while "Pearl of the Stars" is one of the most delicate. The drums on "Guns of Summer" are absolutely mind-blowing. Eppard himself said he'd have trouble learning that one. It's a solid album.
10:41 AM on 12/30/12
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Agreed so, so much. YOTBR is to Coheed what The Resistance is to Muse. It's really a fairly great album, but fans love to hate it to prove how "hardcore" they are. I view it as the album where Coheed embraces their metal side, and Afterman the album where they embrace their progginess.
"The Afterman" might be their least progressive record to date. Not really sure where you got that from... All of the songs are fairly non-adventurous and short, besides "Domino." There's nothing progressive about "The Afterman," "Mothers of Men," "Goodnight Fair Lady," "Holly Wood" "Vic The Butcher" and "Subtraction," and that's like 90% of the record. That obviously isn't a knock on the album though. I loved "Ascension" and I can't wait to "Descension." Maybe the notion of releasing a double album is progressive, but both parts of "The Afterman" are essentially just as long as "Good Apollo 1." Speaking of; their most progressive influenced record would hands down be "Good Apollo 1."
03:35 PM on 12/31/12
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Yeah, reading this over again I'd agree. I think I took it from Domino and Evagria, as those seem to be their most prog-sounding numbers since GA1.
Yeah, those would definitely be the two proggiest tracks from A:A haha
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