June 22nd, 2010
Comic and novels hybridised into rock music isn’t that much of an abnormality these days, and infact helps to bring ideas for songs and albums and act as a sort of soundtrack to accompany such literature. Coheed & Cambria are one of such aforementioned acts, releasing albums in chapters of vocalist Claudio Sanchez‘s novel The Armory Wars. Progressive? Yes. Enjoyable? Meh, for the most part.
‘Year Of The Black Rainbow’ comes across as a very dismal and depressing title for an album, and acts as the very first musical chapter of The Armory Wars, with chapters 2 – 5 already been recorded and released this could admittedly be the last outing for Coheed & Cambria… but could also just be a reason to birth another novel.