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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: 4.5
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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 S.
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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 'The Camper Velorium III: Al The Killer' (ok, I don't know what's up with these track names either, maybe I'm 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, they're just purely emotional, and they don't 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 it's 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, it's 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.

 

 
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NEVERENDER_69 (September 28, 2007)

In Keeping Secrets is coheed's weekest album, but three of the tracks are off the charts
In Keeping Secrets
A Favor House Atlantic
and The Light and the Glass epitamize (sp) coheed so yes this album is a must-buy for a true fan and any fan alike

Kaitlin (March 1, 2007)

So a band is obviously amazing if you can listen to them 24/7 and NEVER get bored. This is how Coheed is for me!!! i flipping luv them and this is my favorite album so far.

EZ3 (October 22, 2006)

This band reminds me of scientology.

treos (August 9, 2006)

Solid consistent album absolutely worth the money! Coheed rocks!

Hinojosa (July 11, 2006)

This single handedly is the best cd i own. i have many cd's and this one to this day doesn't leave my CD palyer. This guy below me has no FUCKING CLUE what good music is and he should have his right to listen to music taken away. he probably like gay ska and emo music. well i said what i had to. COHEED IS MY FAV BAND. werd.

IAMTHEMIRROR (May 25, 2006)

once again, an idiotic review. you suck so bad dude. just stop.

Anonymous (April 23, 2006)

This band is fucking amazing. I am forming a rock band as we speak, and I love my dad's big influences, like Iron Maiden and shit, but Coheed and Cambria is definitely my biggest musical influence. I love them. Claudio is a fucking genius. He and the rest of the band members are amazing. So anybody who wants to unfairly criticize the can go suck a fat one.
P.S: I think it will be really interesting to see what the band does after Good Apollo...Volume Two. (this album marks the end of the Coheed saga 4 u dumb fucks who don't know!)

Anonymous (February 6, 2006)

coheed and cambria is a awesome band. i love them to deaf. The whole story is stellar. Claudio's voice is amazing. But coheed and cambria are not emo. at all. its all based on their story. try reading it

dcforc (November 4, 2005)

now that i have an account on here...i will re-post my review on this album...

for all of you tonedeaf dumbshits who don't have anything better to do than trash this amazingly talented band because of claudio's high singing voice...go run around with a plastic bag on your head. this cd is amazing. not only musically, but they way it has been put together lyrically. this cd is the 3rd section in a series of four sections of the story of coheed and cambria. it is the band's second release, but still the third in sequence (now you know what the numbers in the album titles are for). the reason the song names are so fucked up and the lryics are at times so morbid, is because it all goes along with the story. if you would take the time to actually listen to any of it past his voice, you would notice that the lyrics would actually have to have some thought and effort put into them. the musicians in this band are absolutely amazing as well. i would recommend watching "Coheed and Cambria: Live at the Starland Ballroom" for anyone who thinks this band sucks. watch the hands of travis stever and claudio sanchez as they play the guitar parts from everything evil. tell me that is no talent...and THEN bear in mind that claudio is playing all of this WHILE SINGING! sure, he sings high, but listen to his vocal range and talent...simply amazing. also, this band actually plays the songs with very tricky riffs and solos live. they aren't like other bands who shy away from their songs that have hard-to-nail guitar parts, or face-melting solos, the dive into them head-first.

the only reason i give this a 9 instead of a 10 is because i enjoy The Second Stage Turbine Blade more musically, but this one more along the lines of the story.

quit bashing this band unless you have something to complain about other than his voice, or because you are one of those conformist "i hate emo because of chris carabba" people. this isn't even emo, dumbshit. grow some balls and open your ears to the auditorial utopia that is coheed.

Anonymous (November 2, 2005)

for all of you tonedeaf dumbshits who don't have anything better to do than trash this amazingly talented band because of claudio's high singing voice...go run around with a plastic bag on your head. this cd is amazing. not only musically, but they way it has been put together lyrically. this cd is the 3rd section in a series of four sections of the story of coheed and cambria. it is the band's second release, but still the third in sequence (now you know what the numbers in the album titles are for). the reason the song names are so fucked up and the lryics are at times so morbid, is because it all goes along with the story. if you would take the time to actually listen to any of it past his voice, you would notice that the lyrics would actually have to have some thought and effort put into them. the musicians in this band are absolutely amazing as well. i would recommend watching "Coheed and Cambria: Live at the Starland Ballroom" for anyone who thinks this band sucks. watch the hands of travis stever and claudio sanchez as they play the guitar parts from everything evil. tell me that is no talent...and THEN bear in mind that claudio is playing all of this WHILE SINGING! sure, he sings high, but listen to his vocal range and talent...simply amazing. also, this band actually plays the songs with very tricky riffs and solos live. they aren't like other bands who shy away from their songs that have hard-to-nail guitar parts, or face-melting solos, the dive into them head-first.

the only reason i give this a 9 instead of a 10 is because i enjoy The Second Stage Turbine Blade more musically, but this one more along the lines of the story.

quit bashing this band unless you have something to complain about other than his voice, or because you are one of those conformist "i hate emo because of chris carabba" people. this isn't even emo, dumbshit. grow some balls and open your ears to the auditorial utopia that is coheed.

Anonymous (October 9, 2005)

yerr this cd's grrrr8 first one of coheeds i heard and i got into it purely cos of the atmospheric music like 'cuts marked in the march of men' and 'the crowing' not to mention the end of the world feeling in 'in keeping secrets' this band must come above the rest, and whoever wants to put this band into the genre of emo' then i must kill you!!! lol...this is rock, their own rock and epic....so therefore we have epic/rock these guys own the epic genre and pretty much lets just say they may have created it! the hole story of coheed and cambria is somthing to look out for!!

if you enjoy coheed keep enjoying and buy good apollo at the very least (as well as in keeping secret) but i'd strongly urge you to also get the second stage turbine blade' thers things on that cd that isnt goin to be followed up by the band again, an atmosphere that is only on that cd!

if you dont enjoy coheed...then listen more open minded..a few more times at least, and if you still dont like it .......BALLS TO YA!!!

Anonymous (September 5, 2005)

Super-suck-fest

Anonymous (September 5, 2005)

You are all soooo gay. except for anyone who thinks these guys fn suck. I can't believe they have gigs. I'm through trying to write great music, I'm just going to crank out a bunch of retarded shit and you fn idiots will love it....even better, you'll spend money on it. GOD... I MEAN GOD YOU PPL ARE FN STUPID. III WWWWWAAAAAANNTTTT To murder the whole fn world now! THESE GUYS SUCK!!

Anonymous (January 7, 2005)

i bought this cd about 4 months ago, and it is the only thing that has been in my cd player longer than the new thursday cd. everyone that says this band is emo, its not. listen to the damn lyrics. the song "Three Evils (Embodied In Love And Shadow)" is about fucking torturing someone for information, and killing his fucking son! is that emo? not in my book. in fact, i even liked this cd enough to go out and buy the first one a few weeks ago. (if you want the story, you have to have both albums, or go to http://www.plyrics.com/c/coheedandcambria.html
to read the lyrics.) yea, he sings really damn high, but, its not a bad thing. its different for christ sake! seriously, if you dont have this cd, go out and buy it, and Second Stage Turbine Blade. both very damn good cds.
DerRAngEd DuGGiE

Anonymous (December 26, 2004)

fuck all the people that think ledzepplin is better coheed will fucking blow your speakers fuck the oldes it is all fucking abot the mutha fucking cac and 311 and mc chris a rage and deletron 3030 so fuck yall im out

Anonymous (December 26, 2004)

this band fucking rocks i swear it fucking blows mu mind i love the leadsingers vice its somthing new for everyone fucking shit their awesome

Anonymous (November 22, 2004)

in keeping secrets of silent earth 3 is a great album, although one or 2 songs i dont like very much, but i love the idea of the story and shit, great album, dont listen to those ass holes who say the band sucks cause claudios voice is too high because thats what makes them fucking coheed and cambria, and they rock ass

Anonymous (November 15, 2004)

one record that isn't as much boring than the most
releases in the emo genre
with that, 7 stars only and then 2 stars more because it's so great and intelligent music!

Anonymous (November 11, 2004)

This cd is alright but all of you mutherfuckers going on about this band being the best shut the hell up please. And to the one twit that called this the best band of the century get your fucking ears checked buddy.

ThursdayIsStillACrime (November 7, 2004)

His voice is unique, which a great thing nowadays. The music and lyrics are great too, not a 10 but still good.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

Yes this album rocks. HARD. But obviously the reviewer doesn't know his coheed and cambria very well. If he did he would have realized neither the lyrics or songs or album titles are that wierd considering they are all part of a story about two fictional characters named Coheed and Cambria. Anyway kick ass cd buy it. And buy SSTB too.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

yes this alnum rocks. HARD. But obviously the reviewer doesn't know his coheed and cambria very well. If he did he would have realized neither the lyrics or songs or album titles are that wierd considering they are all part of a story about two fictional characters named Coheed and Cambria. Anyway kick ass cd buy it. And buy SSTB too.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

Afro-Punk-Bitch says: Coheed & Cambria fuckin rocks! They have an original sound and there songs are fuckin gnar along with the lyrics. I give them 10 stars and 2 thumbs up!!

Anonymous (September 22, 2004)

you retarded assholes. This album fucking owns you all. CO&CA are a very talented band. Claudio's voice is like marmite. You either love it or hate it. I fucking love marmite and love his voice.
Best live band i've ever seen

Anonymous (September 2, 2004)

this is the best album i have ever bought. what else can i say.

Anonymous (August 22, 2004)

A few years ago, I was in to nothing but pop (Christina, Britney, Beyonce and all that trash) but then I starting listening to Linkin Park, Nickelback, Him, and now Coheed and Cambria....can let them go. LOVE ESPECIALLY COHEED AND CAMBRIA. Punk rock, heavy metal is all I ever listen to.
To all of those who critisize Co&Ca: If you don't like it, don't listen to it. Simple.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Coheed is a great band, if you dismiss this band as shit purely because you don't like claudio's voice then you are retarded. The rest of the band and music is fucking top notch shit, and I love the singers range of vocals. The songs are deep and interesting, with excellent harmonics on the guitars, and the only album I know that is anywhere near as good in this "genre" is Second Stage Turrbine Blade. Best album of the year so far? I agree - Jonny Main

Anonymous (July 21, 2004)

this is the worst band ive herd in my life. the singer sounds like he had his testicles chopped off. they make simple plan sound like metallica.

Anonymous (July 17, 2004)

Coheed is fucking awsome. If you listen to the lyrics you feel how Claudio is feeling. Has to be one of the best bands of this century. Go buy the CD and get your money's worth and go see their shows, they're the shit!

crizack (May 15, 2004)

the voice, it kills. soooo high.

Anonymous (April 10, 2004)

Excellent CD. Very much so worth purchase!

Anonymous (January 14, 2004)

i got the album a few days ago and yea, it gets better every time i listen to it

Anonymous (January 7, 2004)

I dunno about C&C. I'm mostly into punk rock, so they're alttle wierd for me. I respect them, because they are very talented and can write a catchy-as-fuck song but I'm not gonna buy the cd.

Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

I lost count, since the first song is EIGHT FUCKING MINUTES LONG.You think eight minutes is bad? Just hope they don't pull a Tales From Topographic Oceans on us and put out a record with 4 20-minute songs.

greenandtangerine (November 22, 2003)

Keep your money.

ShitForBrains (October 24, 2003)

I didn't buy the album because the artwork was pretty; I bought it because I was ordering the new Belle & Sebastian online, and the website offered free shipping if the order was over $20 or something. Then I saw an advertisement saying you get a free t-shirt with the C&C album, so went ahead and bought it, knowing I could get my money back by selling the shirt and CD on Ebay if I didn't like it. So I still don't regret buying it; I'm just saying I think it's god awful. And it's funny that the other guy was accusing me of liking MMJ because they're over-hyped, but has no problem defending C&C. Personally, I've heard a lot more hype over C&C than MMJ, but maybe that's because I'm not hip to epitonic or whatever he was talking about. MMJ deserves whatever credit they're given; that album is gold from start to finish. That's just my opinion though. If y'all wanna cream your shorts over this whiny shit, go ahead. Nobody's trying to stop you from liking them. I'm just putting in my own two cents.

Leandro (October 24, 2003)

well shitforbrains, maybe this will teach you to buy cds on how good the music is, not if the artwork is pretty.

ShitForBrains (October 23, 2003)

Hey "Anonymous"... I don't know what Epitonic is, and the only radio stations I ever listen to play oldies/classic rock/classical/npr news. I've never heard MMJ or Cass McCombs on the radio, but I wish I did. I like them because I happened to catch them both live, and they impressed me. So I bought their albums. C&C, on the other hand, was something I bought because everyone was talking about them and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. They didn't impress me at all. They're awful. I guess I should stop listening to MMJ now that I know they're on the radio and this Epitonic thing you speak of. From now on, I promise to only listen to bands that get good reviews on punknews.org. Because my goal in life is to satisfy dorks like you.

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

hey shitforbrains.......i bet you like My Morning Jacket because your college radio station tells you to. either that or you like listening to the IT bands from Epitonic. shut the fuck up.

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

This is an awesome cd, perhaps not as good as the first, but it is a tough act to follow. It has got some amazing songs on it, but not as many hooks as the first. I don't regret my purchase whatsoever.

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

this score is for calling that faggot's bluff.

funkisdead (October 23, 2003)

hey,
i'd be more than willing to buy your copy.
were you being serious?

ShitForBrains (October 23, 2003)

Best album of the year? I'm guessing none of y'all have heard the new My Morning Jacket. THAT is the best album of the year. This Coheed & Cambria bullshit is wack. The guy doesn't sound like Geddy Lee, he sounds like a damn retard. This album should be illegal; I can't wait to sell it. That Cass McCombs album came out this year too, didn't it? Go buy that instead of this garbage. I'll give it a 1/10 instead of a zero simply because the artwork is kinda cool and I wanted to like it. But people that sing like this are humiliating themselves beyond belief.

Anonymous (October 21, 2003)

...I like singers with high voices. This album also rules incredibly. Theres not a bad song on it. Its really innovative too

mar310 (October 21, 2003)

this was a really shitty review. and this comment, " I won't listen to someone reviewing a cd when they say that Thursday and Thrice don't have deep lyrics," is just ridiculous.

Atreyu2Autumn (October 21, 2003)

Coheed and Cambria put out yet another great album. They kick ass better then most of the bands out there now. YAY, go coheed and cambria!

BSD (October 20, 2003)

doh

BSD (October 20, 2003)

Listen guys, I have an account now so no more BSD impersonators. I've had enough of it! DEATH TO VIDEO DROME

ilikebandssuchasopivy (October 20, 2003)

worst fuckign review ever

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

"pull the trigger and the nightmare stops"

FortyMinutesWest (October 20, 2003)

I wish people would stop comparing this band to Rush, Rush is a much better band.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

"The best thing to do is get rid of it, like the herpes."

You can't get rid of herpes yo.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

Nicely put, wyzo...

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

"all of you must really hate the new Mars Volta, cause Cedric's voice is just as high"

if you play the record twice as fast.

whats egotistical about the mars volta record, can a record be egotistical?

can it be sad, not the music, but the record?

does the mars volta record have songs about cedric or omar? are there photos in it anywhere?

or are you just angry that a band put out a record without your permission?

wyzo

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

i cant stand the constant comparison to geddy lee, cause i gotta tell you, i dont hear it at all. the one singer that rings a faint bell with his highly scrutinized melodies and very soft voice is micheal jackson.

fuck yeah for coheed and cambria.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

You guys seriously need to listen to this if your calling it emo. there is nothing emo about this. In the world. At all. It blows the mind the ignorance which I just red.

"Fuck him, because his voice soudns like rush, that makes them gay, GAY LIKE HERPES HYUK!"

"This is emo...because it came out in the last 5 years. Yup, thats my rationality."

????

Explain what is emo about this. Cmon, give me a reason, this should be hilarious. And darkest hour is good, but its not this calibur.

This is the best album I have bought all year. And I have bought alot of albums.

-GreenVandal

funkisdead (October 19, 2003)

i don't know about this yet, but i'm excited about checking it out. their first record really did bring the rock, though.
godspeed, you black emperor are the shit.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

Song Ten, Take the Veil Cerpin taxt is probably the best TMV song. The guy who posted 2 below has no idea.

-bemused-

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

Cedric's voice is nowhere near as annoying as Claudio's and as far as boredom goes this album is WAY ahead of De-loused. I find the last 5 tracks to be the highlight of the Mars Volta album.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

seriously if you guys say Coheed sucks just cause of Claudio's voice, all of you must really hate the new Mars Volta, cause Cedric's voice is just as high.

the new Coheed is deff in my top 3 for the year, ahead of the egotistical Mars Volta cd ( i like it but comeon the last 5 tracks get a tad boring....)

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

anyone that calls coheed and cambria emo, emo-core or anything like that is a moron. seriously.

but anyhow, i saw them last night with thursday and thrice and since travis was at a wedding claudio played acoustic. it was amazing.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

you don't get much more trite or pretentious than this band. D&D and star trek rules though bro!
this is dork emo.
this is not 'important' or 'revolutionary'.
the lyrics suck mad dick. this crazy story the guy w/ the afro is writing pretty much sounds like nonsense to me.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR - scenesters go to hell and rot.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

The guy reviewing this cd obviously has no idea what's up with the band. The cd is the third part in a four part story...parts one and four aren't out yet. That's the reason for the lyrics and the song titles. The lyrics are a little dark...but the music is not consistent at all. It goes from pop to hard and back again. I won't listen to someone reviewing a cd when they say that Thursday and Thrice don't have deep lyrics.

TheDamager (October 18, 2003)

This album is intelligent, witty, consonant, and fucking badass. Listen to "a favor house atlantic" if you are dying for a little catchiness. That song is awesome. This cd is so good I am going to bang it.

Yeah...you heard me.

Good eye sniper.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

Coheed and Cambria is a concept band and most of their songs are about a story that is in the process of being written. That would explain the song titles.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

I like this album a lot. I don't find the vocals annoying. The vocals are high, but it's not like he's wailing "OOhhhh douse me in gasoline and slit my wrists, my girlfriend dumped me", sounding like the cookie-monster the whole time.

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 18, 2003)

"From the odd track titles, to the ridiculously catchy melodies and dark lyrics, it’s not hard to realize that Coheed and Cambria is one special band."

for sure, i cant think of any other bands with odd track titles and dark lyrics

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

You if you honestly think this band is dark you need to add a few Murder City Devils releases to you collection...

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

This band grows on you like the herpes. The best thing to do is get rid of it, like the herpes. Pawn the CDs and buy the new darkest hour CD.

You'll thank me a year from now.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Everyone's first thought with Co & Ca is "What the fuck?" This band grows on you. I like this album (and their last) more each time I listen to it.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

so youre supposed to ignore the singer and still praise the album as the best of the year...check.

zGRAVYzHAVOKz (October 17, 2003)

Maybe if i actually tried to get past the lead singer's horribly annoying high pitched voice i could like this band.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

well i though second stage turbine was the best album when it was released but now, well now this is even better.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

I guarantee it's better than most of what's in your guys' top 10.

-scotty

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

How the fuck can anyone put up with this weiners voice??......shut the fuck up with your best album shit!!!

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

coheed pwnz0rz

recordings (October 17, 2003)

best album my ass. stop kidding yourselves. fuckin hipsters.

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

Seriously guys, this album is no where close to top 10 of the year. Not even to 50 of the year. This is a horrible album.

-Justin

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

i'm sorry, i just can't put up with this crap anymore. best cd of the year? coca is terrible

-duped

sk8punx4evr (October 17, 2003)

there is a lot of reverb, but maybe you're just complaining. i can hear them fine. you deal or you die.

maverick (October 17, 2003)

I finally got a copy of this in the mail, and I've yet to get past the 3rd track or so [I lost count, since the first song is EIGHT FUCKING MINUTES LONG].

Biggest complaint - why can't I hear the guitars at all? It sounds like they were recorded a mile away from the mic!

-Scott

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

i'll say it again...best album of '03

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