BTW, I have seen them live once, with Darkest Hour (back then, when they didn't suck) and Majority Rule (one of the best fucking bands in history). U jelly?
I'm pretty sure Maj Rule played my basement a couple times, either way I know I booked them a few shows. A band I did was on the same label as them for a bit. Apparently Interviews With David Frost sold some absolutely insane number of copies (well, insane for indie grindy scremo at the time at least).
OK, now I'm jelly.
Were you into Orchid at all? Of the scene/genre they were always my favorite.
I tried to get into Orchid, because everybody sings praises about them, but I just couldn't find the hooks in their music. :(
I suprised myself by going back to back to two black metal shows. I haven't listened to black metal at all before, but those were the only interesting gigs organized here. Preparing for the gigs, I also started listening to the records. The antics can get silly, but musically there's some powerful stuff here. Beautiful songs hidden beneath the racket. There were ok bands, but last night Inquisition blew me away. How on earth does two guys produce such magnificient and beatiful sound?
I'm just a huge geek for Coheed and Cambria. Granted, they only have one great record, the sci-fi saga all their music is based on is pretty silly, and the comics are poorly written. Still, it's just great to see such an unabashedly nerdy band hit the mainstream with such a prog-y sound, and the peaks of their oeuvre are about as high as you're going to find in modern rock music. This song is definitely one of those. Can't wait for this album to drop, and to see them in concert next month. It's so rare that I get giddy and excited over new music these days. It feels pretty good.
EDIT: Damn it. I can't get the video to embed. Just go to the page. It's worth it.
I just saw Coheed and Cambria two weeks ago today opening for Iron Maiden in San Antonio.
Now Maiden is the greatest Metal/Ameritrash band of all time, but Coheed represented well. I was only really familiar with that Suffering song (which they didn't play!), but I found their other songs pretty awesome and have looked into the band a bit more since then. Good stuff.
While we're talking new bands with old school sounds, I'm really digging the new Darkness album. Original line-up and first new album in 8 years. Not as good as Permission to Land but better than One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back (which I like as well).
Anyway, this is my current favorite on the album. Love the finger snaps.
If you don't like these tunes, you must be dead inside.
Coheed and Cambria is pretty fantastic, and Dr. Mabuse is right - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow is far and away their best album but they have some great stuff on their other albums too. I can't say I really got behind their whole interwoven storyline/comic book universe bullshit but it's an interesting idea if nothing else.
Coheed opening for Maiden would be pretty sweet but two years ago I caught Dream Theater opening for Maiden on their Final Frontier release tour. Now that was a show.
Edit: Whoops, I was mistaken Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness is the album I really love. Volume Two is a close second though. Holy shit, when he mentioned 80's sounds my thoughts immediately jumped to the Darkness too. I love that glam rock sound. When I was in high school I still had the vocal range to almost sing I believe in a thing called love :P.
I booked Coheed at a teen center for $50 like 15 years ago. Kinda lost track of them after their first few records, which I do really like, I should Spotify the new ones up and see how I feel about it. Never read the comics but always meant to.