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Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (Cover Artwork)

Coheed and Cambria

Coheed and Cambria: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003)
Equal Vision Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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The return of the ring. It seems the question posed by the last album and many a t-shirt has been answered, "when it rings, will you answer?" Because someone does, in fact, answer, and unleashes an opening track that causes you to turn up the volume instinctually. Your ears are primed and sense.
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The return of the ring. It seems the question posed by the last album and many a t-shirt has been answered, "when it rings, will you answer?"

Because someone does, in fact, answer, and unleashes an opening track that causes you to turn up the volume instinctually. Your ears are primed and senses are ready to receive the highly anticipated In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth:3.

Coheed and Cambria exploded onto the scene almost two years ago, with an album that caused many people a lot of confusion. You listened to it all the way through, and then sat there dumbstruck. What the fudge was that? After a second listen you were so excited about this record. You held it in your little hands and told all your friends and couldn't believe how many people this seemingly-too-intelligent band would touch. The Second Stage Turbine Blade set a dangerous precendent for the world of underground music, "you better fucking bring it".

Now we finally have the follow-up. The third volume in what is said to be a four-volume series detailing the adventures of Coheed and Cambria, and the Monstar, and Snyper, and apparently the band themselves. This is all sprung from the mind of nerdy Claudio Sanchez, and his supposed graphic novel. Well where is the graphic novel! After listening to this album, the lyrics, the themes brought back, you have to wonder if this isn't some fucked up rock opera the band wrote, illustrated, filmed, and set up in a basement somewhere in the TriState area, just waiting for the time to dole out a little more to the rabid fanbase.

The album itself, however, maybe doesn't seem as cool as the concept behind it. After an opening track akin to an overture before an aria, slow, droll notes ooze out of the quiet. The first song is not a banger, like expected. That's cool, they will rock you later. Claudio's voice has never sounded more interesting, whether he's singing, near-screaming, "coo-coo-cachoo"ing or "wa-ho"ing. The album slows down, picks up, and slows down again and again, like a movie soundtrack. When its on, its on, but when its off you just sit there wondering what the fuck are they doing. (Drugs probably...if there ever was a reason to start smoking weed, its this album.) Half the songs turn into super-long tech rock jams that shoot all over the place and then just end into some ambient noise or scream. Songs like the three part "Velorium Camper" just confuse and entertain you. The album very much is a mish-mash, and while solid, is maybe a little too concepty to make an impact. But just when you think that, a song like "A Favor House Atlantic" rocks your nuts off and leaves you thinking whether or not the band has gone pop. You know they haven't gone pop cos you just listened to the final "Camper" song " Al the Killer", and that shit ain't gonna be on no TRL. You're confused. Satisfied, but confuse. And PS- "The Crowing" is the standout track by far.

So it rang, we answered, and its going to take some digesting to accept fully. Nothing will ever top that time you listened to Turbine Blade and finally GOT it, and loved it and worshiped it and sang along in the car to it. Seeing some of these songs live on the "screamo" (dumbest word/"genre" EVER) monsters of rock tour with the "Th" sound bands (that's Thrice and Thursday is you live under a rock) will probably help Coheed's cause, but if you're a fan, just remember that feeling you had when you first heard them. You didn't know what to think. And it was good.

 

 
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Ifthesetrees (March 13, 2014)

My favourite Coheed album by a mile. Great tunes, massive hooks, didn't sound like anything else at the time and got better with every listen. LOVED IT.

MzMCR (October 26, 2006)

love it!loveit!love it!loveit!love it!loveit!love it!loveit!

Woah woah woah people, all you trash talkers are talking about my favorite band so go suck ass and shut up! THEY ARNT EMO!!!! what the freak is ur problem? COHEED AND CAMBRIA ARE THE BEST BAND EVER! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to them and everyone who isnt being a jackass and to all you vindictive assholes if ur gonna post something bad ahve the balls to put ur name and fess up to what u did. cowards.

Anonymous (November 1, 2005)

TO this guy:
yeah... this band sucks ass, the lead singer should slice his wrist and right we suck on the wall so everyone can understand why he did it.
No these guys aren't brilliant, instead of just writing a song about how sad they are, they make a big dumbass story about it. So, their lives are so sad that they have to make an "epic" story about it, pathetic. Simply pathetic. They aren't progressive, they aren't unique, they're just another crappy emo band. No talent, nothing good to say, they should be shot for sucking so much.
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T hey aren't emo, and Claudio said that he made this story up since his own life was too boring for him to write about. Also, emo woulf be My Chemical Romance, not this.

Anonymous (December 11, 2004)

yeah... this band sucks ass, the lead singer should slice his wrist and right we suck on the wall so everyone can understand why he did it.
No these guys aren't brilliant, instead of just writing a song about how sad they are, they make a big dumbass story about it. So, their lives are so sad that they have to make an "epic" story about it, pathetic. Simply pathetic. They aren't progressive, they aren't unique, they're just another crappy emo band. No talent, nothing good to say, they should be shot for sucking so much.

dearambellina2113 (October 3, 2004)

this is an incredible album... great lyrics, great instrumentals, great vocals.. definetly has the feel of an album that should go down in history

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

This isn't a bad album and some tracks on it really stand out, but some of it sounds like fucking dream theater and I can't be doing with that shit in my cd-player.

KathleenNicole (June 30, 2004)

Great review. Definitely true. About 4 of the songs I can't get enough of and they're on my permanent playlist but the rest well...I'm not quite sure what to make of them!

titsandtats (June 28, 2004)

not as good as turbine. still its an amazing album. and they are great live.

Anonymous (June 4, 2004)

If you would like to escape reality and enter into an oblivion of deep, dark, enthrawling and brilliant music, than this is the right cd for you. Takes good music to another level and actually makes you think. Its enlightening and mind stimulating and Co&Ca is amazing...dont knock it till you try it....you wont be let down and if you are listen to it again cause you missed something

they do there own thing and they do it damn well

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

To the guy below me, Travis does play lead, but most of the really amazing guitar work it Claudio (the super fast riff in the bridge of the crowing, the cool stuff on tracks 3 and 8, etc). And I really hate punk fans sometimes because they judge all music solely by how much it sounds like every other punk band. You all worship bad religion for writing like 80 songs that are just 4 power chords in 16th notes with distortion and palm muting...it all sounds exactly the same and takes no talent, its the same thing blink does. You people just hate bands that actually know how to play their instruments. Coheed is amazing, Rush is amazing, Thrice is pretty good, and Bad Religion sucks...I am so sick of this punker than thou bullshit; you people need to grow up, because most people realize there is more to music than trite political opinions and terrible instrumentation around 14.

Anonymous (February 16, 2004)

i fucking hate review boards, but i have to post. i dont see why its important to catagorize bands, and i also don't understand why people get on here and say that coheed and cambria sucks. no one cares if you think they suck, go to a support group and work out your hate problems, dont come here and bitch about things using co&ca as a whipping post. why waste time saying you hate things? go harvest some wheat or find something that you like to do, no one likes hostility. now for the reason i came here. coheed and cambria is a story put to music. claudio sanchez is writing a sci-fi novel and comic book as we speak. this is where my respect is strengthened ten fold for coheed and cambria. favorite part of the album=travis stever on lead guitar.

Anonymous (February 1, 2004)

If you don't like the CD, then don't fucking comment on it. No one gives a shit if you hate Coheed or not, the only people who should respond to this are people that actually like the album. Such as myself.

You lot are wankers. This is not emo. This is not punk. This is...original. Yeah just coz they tour with Thrice and Thursday, they're instantly emo? Right?

I have guessed by the immature nature of this site, that 90% of the people on here must be below 18.

Just fuck off back to your "old-skool", anything-but-Clash hating little homes.

Anonymous (December 11, 2003)

why does this remind me of Rush? oh wait, It's because everyone seems to rip on them too. not to mention the voices between the two singers are strikingly similar. I'm a big fan of both bands and I believe they bring SIMILAR aspects into their music. Plenty of talent in both bands, although Rush is better. Yeah, I'd go buy Moving Pictures before this CD, but CnC don't come off as a Rush knockoff and they write some pretty cool tunes, not to mention being original (Yeah I said it, name a few other bands for me who sound the same.)

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

........hanson kicks ass.........
. this band is good to..
..yey hanson..

Anonymous (October 21, 2003)

I believe every one can say what they want about CO&CA, whether it be good or bad, but I just took two oxys and five beers and this album is probably the most amazing and innovative Ive heard for a looooong time...
These guys also rock the house live. If you have the opportunity dont take a second chance to see them!

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

hahaha, yeah lets just make a list of the bands that kids like now, and just hope CoCa sounds like it. Was that the general idea? Fucking idiot. I love this band to death. Al the killer is badass, as is the opening song and the crowing.

There is nothing emo about them. Stop saying that. The Get Up kids are emo, I think everyone needs to get back into perspective and stop labeling every new band that comes out and doesnt scream all the time emo.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

though i do have to agree all those bands u listed do suck, coheed does not and they sound nothing like them. keep ur ill informed crappy comments to urself.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

popular bands suck!

FortyMinutesWest (October 17, 2003)

That is one of the dumbest posts I've ever seen here. I don't like the band at all, but to group them with the other bands you listed is asinine. The sound nothing alike.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Whoever posted the comments below is right on the money. I couldn't have said it better myself..

This band is such fucking crap. They, as well as Thrice, Story Of The Year, The Used, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Starting Line, and all those other shitty-as-all-hell unoriginal, money money money "punk" bands should all be executed, or just simply participate in a mass suicide, inviting all their pathetic fans.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Why don't you tell everyone which bands aren't "fucking crap" according to your bounty of musical knowledge? You are obviously quite bright, as you compare Coheed and Cambria to The Starting Line and other bands, which they sound *exactly* like. That's what Coheed and Cambria are: pop-punk. What an idiot. I don't care whether you like it or not, but it doesn't even sound close to pop-punk, or any real vein of punk for that matter.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Stuff like this and Tursday.....IT just seems kind of fake...Bands like these seperate themselves from real Indie bands who dont care about pushing units.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

This band is such fucking crap. They, as well as Thrice, Story Of The Year, The Used, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Starting Line, and all those other shitty-as-all-hell unoriginal, money money money "punk" bands should all be executed, or just simply participate in a mass suicide, inviting all their pathetic fans.

And fuck the world series. What a joke.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

hey, ad copy written into a review. cool.

so you guys have heard this guy sing right?

if some of you have a vinyl copy, no its not stuck on 45, thats actually what he sounds like.

run of the mill bulk rock.

wyzo

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

the best band out there? Sorry but no, because fugazi, modest mouse, radiohead, elliott smith, godspeed..., q and not u, and cursive are all better. I do like coheed but their not gods gift to man, and their not that original.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

Coheed and Cambria are without a doubt the best band out right now...As far as originality goes no one even comes close...if you don't like it thats fine, your probably not ready for a band that actually knows how to play instruments and write songs that don't sound like 40 other bands...so take this cd out of the player and put your good charlotte back in "Girl's dont like boys...girl's like Cars and Money"

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

man, the ring was the shittiest movie ever.

recordings (October 16, 2003)

haha sickboi, i love you. if only in a purely heterosexual way.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

Here's a score for the scenester below. Get off your high horse you little women's-pants wearing, long black geasy mop-top sporting,nu-emo psuedo hipster. Don't worry fucker, the new trend should be here in a couple of months. Hit the books and study.

-sickboi

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

ok eff this review. Coheed brought the fuckin rock on this cd. There is so much detail that this cd takes almost 20 listens to understand all of the technical musical cues they used, let alone the story here. If you think this cd is just their way of following their last album, you're wrong. Listen to the hints of doubling vocals as well as the miscellaneous references to various genres of music. By saying this cd doesn't bring about the same emotion of discovery as the last album did is pig ignorant and you should never listen or review music again. If you dont "get it", you shouldn't try to act like you understand what this band is doing.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

Orchid fucking rules!!!! and thrice shure the hell does'nt equal god!!!

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

These chaps remind me of Dio on crack!

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Ska and Emo join forces the gayest shit ever !!!

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

"please don't call thrice and thursday screamo. i have nothing against them (well besides thrices new one sucking a bunch) but go listen to some city of caterpillar or orchid if you want screamo."

Yes

-Forty

ilikebandssuchasopivy (October 15, 2003)

hm.. well.. i wrote this review, and it didn't get posted, i don't know if this is a punknews.org no-no.. but.. here's MY review

not trying to steal the spotlight or anything, just want some feedback more than anything.

I swear, the first time you hear this band, you're going to think this is Geddy Lee's 'emo-core' side project; but, as soon as you get past the striking similarities to Rush's lead singer, Coheed and Cambria really does have something special to add to the 'scene'.. or.. whatever.

In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 does not only have a strange name, but features some of the catchiest, darkest, most melodic songs I've heard all year from any band. The eerie contrast in 'A Favor House Atlantic' between the seemingly happy instrumentals, and the twisted and surely emotional lyrics (Good eye, sniper/I shoot, you run/The words you scribbled on the walls/With the loss of friends you didn't have/I called you and the time is right/Are you in or are you out?).

From there, you've got the songs that are purely twisted and emotional, like íThe Camper Velorium III: Al The Killerí (ok, I don't know whatís up with these track names either, maybe Iím not 'emo-core' enough). This song is about as dark as you can get (When I kill her, I'll have her./Dance upon the graves of the dead, upon your name/Die white girls, die white girls./Dance upon the graves of the dead, upon the graves of the dead) but it's just as catchy as the rest of the songs, and it's what makes Coheed and Cambria special.

Usually with bands like this, theyíre just purely emotional, and they donít make much of an attempt to make it listenable. I think that we've had enough screaming and crying in albums, and that it's time for some innovation. It's a hard concept to grasp, I know. This band proves that if you want to be sad, be sad, but you can still make some good music; and if you want to listen to the harmonies, listen to the harmonies, and if you want to get real fucked up listening to these lyrics, go right ahead. The level of depth to this band is amazing, and itís what sets them apart from bands like Thursday or Thrice (who, coincidentally, they are currently on tour with).

From the odd track titles, to the ridiculously catchy melodies and dark lyrics, itís not hard to realize that Coheed and Cambria is one special band. This eleven track dynamo will have you enticed from the time you buy it, to at least like, three weeks after. Buy this album.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

please don't call thrice and thursday screamo. i have nothing against them (well besides thrices new one sucking a bunch) but go listen to some city of caterpillar or orchid if you want screamo.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Great album. Takes one or two listens to understand. It's way different from SSTB, poppier on many tracks, which could turn away some fans, but at the same time there's surf, hard rock and metal influences... Give it a spin, it's really good.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

i love this band and cd..but the old one was better.....coheed and cambria rules

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

i saw this band live once and i wnated them to stop.

maybe the worst band of all time

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Zombie Apocalypse? That shit is wack, yo.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

the reviews mentions more about what coheed and cambria are and not what this album sounds like which is crap compared to the last one.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

its good to know that not only is screamo the dumbest genre ever, but it OBVIOUSLY begins and ends with bands like thursday and thrice.

coheed and cambria: nu-emo with terribly irritating vocals. why does anyone care about this band?

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Meh isn't exactly a new word, but how gives a flying fuck...instead of this, why not listen to the new Zombie Apocalypse?

Josh

Kurt_F (October 15, 2003)

Badical!

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

"That's what you get for not having a username, asshole."

I'll take being called gay (by yet another anonymous user) any day over the username "thriceequalsgod".

-gay-anonymous-scotty

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Just how much cock does thriceequalsgod
smoke to pay the rent?

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

You guys are such little bitches. And please, stop reviewing the review. Its not bad. Two words: SCENESTER F.U.C.K.S.!!

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Damn everyone on this site is so volatile. Opinions are just opinions, geez. Anyway, this is ok, I don't really like Coheed, but i must give them credit for having a pretty original idea, and there actually worth seeing live. Not my thing though.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

"holy shit... i really dont hate anyone on this site. no one pisses me off to the point where i truly dislike that person. BSD is a big exception. he pisses me off like no other, because he is stuck in his 14 y/o mindframe of "its not good unless i like it".

make like localfelons and start a fan club. maybe then you can pretend to be cool to a bunch of shit-eating idiots. (im not saying localfelons isn't cool in any way)

fuck off, because i really dont care what the fuck you listen to, or what you think of what i listen to."

Well, you cared enough to voice your opinion on how crappy you thought this CD was, and I agree with you that this band sucks, but I was questioning how a person who equates Thrice (bland hardcore metalcore pop rocky cock rocky with a pinch of pop punk thrown in Thrice) to god can really say that he has a superior taste in music to someone else who likes an equally crappy band. This is a music web site. That is an insult. Rather it "pisses you off" that I obviously have more musical depth than you or not, don't tell me not to point out and idiot when I see one.

And that "I really don't care what you say!" stuff is just... crap.

-BSD

turdcore92383 (October 14, 2003)

What's wrong with local-felons? I personally think they're pretty rad yinzers.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Co and Ca.
a band that will survive the bullshit that the scene has thrown at us in the past year or so. acts like MCR, Finch, and Thursday will bow before this band in an effort to try and even figure out how this band's machine works. this band will survive, and you cannot say that about anyone else really. they are doing their own thing and having one hell of a time doing so. with talent oozing from their asses i really doubt that the follow-up to this will be nothing short of amazing. a great album, though, still start with the second stage turbine blade, just to get the first half of the saga that this band has worked for and produced. i really doubt anyone will ever understand this band or do them the justice that they deserve.

thriceequalsgod (October 14, 2003)

holy shit... i really dont hate anyone on this site. no one pisses me off to the point where i truly dislike that person. BSD is a big exception. he pisses me off like no other, because he is stuck in his 14 y/o mindframe of "its not good unless i like it".

make like localfelons and start a fan club. maybe then you can pretend to be cool to a bunch of shit-eating idiots. (im not saying localfelons isn't cool in any way)

fuck off, because i really dont care what the fuck you listen to, or what you think of what i listen to.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Wow, these fellows played way too much Dungeons And Dragons as youths, I give this a 10 for the fear factor.
Perhaps they should change the band name to Mystical Shit!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

that thrice fanboy is my mortal enemy.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

easily the best of '03 thus far, nothing comes close to it.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Eh.. Nice try at a review, but it just didn't cut it.
I personally love In Keeping Secrets, more than SSTB. However, I understand why people could be disappointed with it. Songs like "Blood Red Summer" are quite poppy; however, they never lose their integrity. It's an amazingly eclectic album with stand-out tracks being "The Light & the Glass" and "The Crowing." It DOES take a while to get used to, but it's worth the wait. Yes...that is all.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

This album is like "Matrix: Reloaded" to the first "Matrix." The first Matrix was unique and so fresh and cool (conceptually) that it blew people away and the same withe "Second stage..." "Matrix: Reloaded" was still good but at points it was drawn out and over done. I hope the third album and third movie really wrap shit up.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Is there something wrong with hating myself because I can't bend far enough over to suck myself off? Oh and I really do like these guys, I just wanted to sound cool earlier. Dorks are real people too. Seeya! Gonna go pinch other one and see how flexible I can be...

4131

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

"yeah, because this is great.... pffftt not. this is only good if youre an insomniac, because it might be able to help you get rid of that disorder...

im gonna go listen to some good music now.. maybe play emogame 2... something good..."

Hahahahahaha... Because Thrice is for people with a lot of musical depth, right? This band sucks on the same level as Thrice:

Bland, boring, ugly, shit music. Now go pick up the new Crime Live album.

-BSD

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

and I can't spell.

4131

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

oh and LOTR is actually pretty cool, i was just saying in dorkness terms.

4131
(i forgot down belowe)

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Is there something wrong with hating a band because they sound like a emo version of Rush? Also, as "intelligent" and avante garde as many of you people think this is, its a really fucking dorky story, its somewhere in between "LOTR" and D&D as far as concept goes. Fuck this band not because they suck, and they do. No, fuck these guys because of all their 15 year old (thats a generalization, i don't want to here how old you actually are) dorky ass-clown fans who think this is the hottest shit since I pinched one off about 20 minutes ago. Idiots.

FortyMinutesWest (October 14, 2003)

I will go listen to Bad Religion. This score is for Bad Religion.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

"Man, this band, like, pisses me off! A lot of people like them, and there're not even tough! And man, that singer's voice is high! Kind of like...Rush!! Yeah, their singer's voice was high too! Oh man, these guys sound just like Rush! Haha, oh man, people will be intimidated by my vast musical knowledge when I tell them these guys are just a Rush rip-off! Man, fuck these guys!"

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

"i am glad you all hate it so much. hopefully everyone feels this way and they will play smaller venues. go listen to bad religion."

I will listen to Bad Religion because they are 100 times better than this band ever will be.

-Justin

thriceequalsgod (October 14, 2003)

"You listened to it all the way through, and then sat there dumbstruck. What the fudge was that? After a second listen you were so excited about this record. You held it in your little hands and told all your friends and couldn't believe how many people this seemingly-too-intelligent band would touch."

actually... no. i didn't.

Kurt_F (October 14, 2003)

This is way too good to comprehend. That bridge around the 3 minute mark in The Crowing shreds or something. I need to think of a better word. Dude. that bridge in The Crowing is badical.

Yes, badical.

This and the new Desert City Soundtrack album are all I need this year.

TheOneTrueBill (October 14, 2003)

suck suck suck. Just like Rush.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

If Coheed and Cambria should be labelled anything, it should be sci fi. I can't stand most material from the other bands that they always seem to be grouped with, that's why I don't like seeing the same label applied to them. Honestly, they don't do too much screaming, so I don't see why people compare them to other bands that do. They are an awesome band and I'm proud to be a part of the scene that they came out of.

- Rich
http://www.punk5fi.tk

turdcore92383 (October 14, 2003)

One of the best albums I've bought this year. The score and review doesn't do it justice. Enough said.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

awesome album. didnt like the review...the score and how it was written.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Bore me.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

If anyone has Capture the Flag's "Walking Away from Everything" CD there is a riff somewhere on that that is exactly the same as one of Thrice's. Really, they're not as original as a lot of people think. I also don't think that being original or interesting has that much to do with being good. Coheed and Cambria are really one of the more unique bands out there, but not my cup of tea.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i've been saying 'meh' since 86!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i really did not like this album at all. too opera and instrumental for my tastes. hell i like their previous album over this.

overall, meh.

Ramo
("meh" is gonna catch on)

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Fuck you all. This album is epic, and so is Thrice. Go fuck yourself.

sleepwalk (October 14, 2003)

Does anyone catch the New Found Glory riff on Three Evils (#4)?

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Not the greatest review, but good try.

Excellent album, very epic. Took me a few listens to fully get into it, just like The Second Stage Turbine Blade, but excellent nonetheless. The storytelling is just right, a little cheesy, but not TOO over the top. Definitely makes you want to read a book or see a film about it. I think it's great to see them intersperse pieces from the last cd also (intro, track 23). Great job guys, hopefully I can see this stuff live soon.

I hate band name abbreviations, CoCa especially. I guess you're cooler though if you abbreviate it, you must be a die hard fan.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

"I see the problem as this, You listen to bands like Thrice enough you get Iron Maiden riffs stuck in your head, and lose all aspect of the term "originality". A band comes along, that is a little off-beat, more "indie" than "punk", and you all freak out.

It's like there's a couple of "cool" clubs on either side of any off-beat band that comes out (*ahem*MarsVolta*ahem*), who bicker like children. You forget the point of this music entirely.

Its like punk and indie music have become a fashion show, where "what I listen to is BETTER than what YOU listen to!!!".. seriously, grow up... I thought this shit was about acceptance of others, where has that gone? Maybe you like this album (which I do..) GREAT.. or maybe you don't (plenty of people) GREAT.. but why fuck with other peoples opinions? Makes you sound childish..

You are all quick to trash bands because they aren't hard enough, or they are TOO hard, or in this case, the singer sounds like Geddy Lee (near truth, i'll give you that), but you forget to realize that other people besides you exist on this planet, and may enjoy these bands. You don't like them? great, say so, but don't attack anyone who does.. that's just not cool.. besides, have you seen the singer? totally doesn't fit his vocals.. he looks waaay too big to have that voice..

-Johnny"

Way to completely contradict yourself.

Imposs1ble (October 14, 2003)

Haha, stick the cd to your ass to make your shit come out in little cylinders. That was really funny, Jerry Seinfeld, now fuck off and don't try so hard next time.

[in reference to comment wayyyy below me]

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

What crap!!!
This band should REALLY be executed.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

oh man.. you are SOOO right.. thanks for being the first to point that out.. wouldn't have seen it without your help.. Rush... crazy..

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I was wondering what happened to the boys from Rush. Now I know, they became a little heavier in sound and changed their name to Coheed and Cambria. Oh wait this isn't Rush, damn sounds just like them.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I see the problem as this, You listen to bands like Thrice enough you get Iron Maiden riffs stuck in your head, and lose all aspect of the term "originality". A band comes along, that is a little off-beat, more "indie" than "punk", and you all freak out.

It's like there's a couple of "cool" clubs on either side of any off-beat band that comes out (*ahem*MarsVolta*ahem*), who bicker like children. You forget the point of this music entirely.

Its like punk and indie music have become a fashion show, where "what I listen to is BETTER than what YOU listen to!!!".. seriously, grow up... I thought this shit was about acceptance of others, where has that gone? Maybe you like this album (which I do..) GREAT.. or maybe you don't (plenty of people) GREAT.. but why fuck with other peoples opinions? Makes you sound childish..

You are all quick to trash bands because they aren't hard enough, or they are TOO hard, or in this case, the singer sounds like Geddy Lee (near truth, i'll give you that), but you forget to realize that other people besides you exist on this planet, and may enjoy these bands. You don't like them? great, say so, but don't attack anyone who does.. that's just not cool.. besides, have you seen the singer? totally doesn't fit his vocals.. he looks waaay too big to have that voice..

-Johnny

I think IKSOSE:3 is a good album, less catchy than their first, but more diverse, and a little darker.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

This singer has no testicles. Though I have yet to see physical proof, listen to his voice. Yikes.

-sickboi

dignin (October 14, 2003)

yeah, if you dont like thrice than it MUST be the result of them being popular.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

wow, that's all i can say.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i never said i hated this band, or anyone who likes this band, but i gave my own personal opinion. if you cant respect that, then fuck you. you cant force people into thinking something is amazing because you think it is. not everyone likes 'your' type of music, and not everyone likes thrice, or whatever music i choose to listen to. the immaturity here sometimes is just overwhelming. like what you want, just dont force other people to listen to it. you can tell people how bad something is or how good something is, but in my case, i dont care what you have to say.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

CoCa and Thrice are very good. Stop hating things because they are popular, not everythig can be yours kid.

-!GreenVandal!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

It's really hard to get past the sound of the singers voice. It gives me a headache !! Musically interesting, but I would never buy, They put me to sleep at warped tour.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

The bonus track on this album is terrifyingly bad... but the rest of it is surprisingly listenable. The band's best quality is their ability to (supposedly) write around a story and yet not get so caught up in the metaphor as to make the music unlistenable. Maybe it's just that the themes that the band is writing about are universal enough that everyone can identify....

Of course none of the same can be said for this review.

OC

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Agreed, Screamo is the worst genre name, ever.

-Strewtho

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i like this

and the score is 3.5, really.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I hate Coheed.
I hate Thrice.
I hope HWM never agrees to tour with them again.

--Warren Worthington III

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i love coheed.
i love thrice.
i love hwm.
i hope they tour together again.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i am glad you all hate it so much. hopefully everyone feels this way and they will play smaller venues. go listen to bad religion.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

how is thrice bad, i mean really becuz they are popular, thats a stupid reason. you guys need to grow up, losing a few punk points for liking thrice, WTF is that, when did liking punk rock turn into a point system. you guys are too childish and wont be going to shows in 5 years anyway, or i could be all wrong, you all are more hardcore than all that have been hardcore before you.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

thrice is an amazing band. please show me another band out there right now with a combination of melody, heaviness, musicianship, flexibility, and lyricism. please.

if you say from autumn to ashes or thursday i'll tear your sad little heart out.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I love HWM as well, but the problem is they are on Epitaph and will never sell more then 25-30 thousand records.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Fuck you and your 3.5 stars.

dignin (October 14, 2003)

i agree also, hwm>c&c>thrice

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I totally agree with the guy below me, HWM is the shit.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

The kids who like Coheed and Cambria are gonna have a sissy fight with the kids who like Thrice.

Seriously, all these "innovative" bands are all right, but they're not really punk music, and people seriously aren't gonna remember them because their songs are just wankfests. Van Halen probably isn't as pround of their songs as all these oh so serious bands everyone started liking in the last three years.

What's funny is Coheed and Cambria and Thrice toured together with Hot Water Music, who are better than either of the previous will ever be.

dignin (October 14, 2003)

thats funny, i just got done solving the equation, you must not have carried the one. I got, thrice=nfg(y dumbfans)

y=shitty metal

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

thrice equals god-the little salad tosser's username speaks for itself.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i think this album could have been way better. compared to sstb its only mediocre.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

JESUS LOVES YOU MY CHILD...

but you lose a few punk points for liking Thrice..

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Save your money and go buy Rush "Moving Pictures" instead...

The 10 is for the singers kicking FRO!!

thriceequalsgod (October 14, 2003)

That's what you get for not having a username, asshole.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

How could we ever take a Thrice fan seriously???

well then again.. they do ROCK for Jesus!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i am gay.

-scotty

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

i hope no one takes seriously comments made by one named "thriceequalsgod". really.

another amazing album by an amazing band.

-scotty

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

not that i don't love this album, but this review was written by an obvious fanboy... should have been a little less biased and shouldn't assume the readers all loved tsstb.

however, i do really like this album, it is a strong follow up and should be given the once over by any fans of more drawn-out rock. the concept alone is amazing, having a band based around a fucken novel.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

big butts?

hate, Jesus

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

i like

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 13, 2003)

what a review! ummm wow

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

i am thinking this band shouldnt take lessons from Geddy Lee on how to sing. this is like the worst ruish album imaginable.

thriceequalsgod (October 13, 2003)

fuck... look above for my revised score.

thriceequalsgod (October 13, 2003)

yeah, because this is great.... pffftt not. this is only good if youre an insomniac, because it might be able to help you get rid of that disorder...

im gonna go listen to some good music now.. maybe play emogame 2... something good...

ElVaquero (October 13, 2003)

anything over a 5 for this is just unwarranted. this lil matthew must have had too much fun making those poo cylinders.

zooyorker (October 13, 2003)

Wow, this is just too good for words. Seriously, this is just as equal as the last album, if not better in many areas. This band again amazes me by just being different.

PS- I think the first song really rocks and is a great starter.

PPS- Check out the last track to hear an updated version of an old C&C song!

-Anthony

recordings (October 13, 2003)

abso-fucking-loutely overrated.

tape this cd to your ass hole and use it to extrude your shit into little cylinders. thats the only thing its good for. sorry to be so graphic but i fucking HATE this.

sk8punx4evr (October 13, 2003)

this is a respectable follow-up to TSSTB. i bought it but it didn't come with a dvd. fucking sellouts.

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

First. CO&CA own. Not as good as Second Stage after my first listen, but a few stoned sessions with my headphones on and this in the player will likely change that. Oh, and if you buy this, not download it like some ass clown, check the DVD out. The "alternate" video for Devil In Jersey City is a hoot.ennany. lates.

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

(-brent)

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

first!

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