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Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness [Specia
     

Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness [Specia

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by Coheed and Cambria
 

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Much like Death Cab for Cutie, emo devotees were aghast with horror when Coheed and Cambria left the shores of their indie label to depart for the good islands of major labeldom. And for those just catching up on their Coheed and Cambria folklore, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1 is first

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Much like Death Cab for Cutie, emo devotees were aghast with horror when Coheed and Cambria left the shores of their indie label to depart for the good islands of major labeldom. And for those just catching up on their Coheed and Cambria folklore, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1 is first part of two, which will be the conclusion to their four-part concept album detailing the saga of two protagonists, Coheed and Cambria. It's not necessary to know all of the facts and story lines to enjoy IV, which is a prog rock opera on par with anything that Rush or Queensrÿche ever released. But the interesting thing to listen for is the evolution of the group's sound, since success sideswiped the group with 2003's In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth. The emo chords and songwriting dynamics have been shed in favor of a more prog rock, heavy metal sound that was so dominant throughout the '80s. Nowhere is this more evident than in the album's opener, "Welcome Home"; with its bombastic strings, dramatic buildups, breakdowns, and dual guitar solos, it's one of the best metal licks never made in 1985. The album concludes with a four-part song cycle that acts as a subplot within the album, and will most likely act as a bridge for volume two when it's released. But conceptual plots aside, this is an album that finally lives up to the heavy metal promise and unapologetically delivers the goods with a full head of steam. [The DVD Special Edition includes two music videos, animated vignettes, in the studio footage and the short film A Favor House Atlantic (as well as its bloopers).]

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767552828
catalogNumber:
75528

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coheed and Cambria   Primary Artist
Daniel Sadownick   Percussion
Danny Louis   Keyboards
Tomas Ulrich   Cello
Meg Okura   Violin
Travis Stever   Guitar,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Group Member
Claudio Sanchez   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Sarah Kathryn Jacobs   Background Vocals
Janiris Sanchez   Children's Voices
Michael Todd   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Ron Lawrence   Viola
Josh Eppard   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Karl Berger   String Arrangements
Michael Birnbaum   Producer,Engineer
Chris Bittner   Producer,Engineer
Coheed and Cambria   Composer,Producer
Bill Scoville   Cover Art
Claudio Sanchez   Composer,Art Conception,Interlude
Christopher Shy   Artwork

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Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't begin to tell you how good this CD is. It's the BEST album that Coheed and Cambria has created. Starting out with the 1st song, "Keeping the Blade" to the closing track,"The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut" is so amazing. There is so much energy and power given to all 15 tracks. Just like their previous two albums, every song is great. The only flaw is is that there are no 9:00 songs like "The Light and the Glass." Coheed and Cambria have to be one of the most creative bands out there today. They're not really emo like people say they are. They do their own thing and I am proud to call them my favorite band. Try this CD. You will be addicted as anything!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd has it all, From monster guitar riffs too epic story telling. This is by Far Coheeds best sounding plus best written album the Willing Wells are a great epic their hasnt been a cd or a band like this since pink flyod truly rock royalty Coheed should not be looked down upon give it a shot you might just fall deep in The Darkness That Is Coheed & Cambria
Guest More than 1 year ago
No world for tomorrow releasing later this year before christmas!!! but mike todd and joshua eppard have left the band:(
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first caught on to Coheed and Cambria when a friend of mine let me borrow a dvd of them in concert (Live at the Starland Ballroom). Since then I've tried to research them as much as poosible and found that their songs aren't only amazing, they tell an in-depth story. Their talent is unsurpassed and Claudio is a musical genius. They don't sound like anything else I've heard so I recommend any of their albums to true music lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have followed this band from their roots as shabutie, then this album is phenominal potential being realized. a fantastic album. the best so far. the talent is unmatched. no other band can pull off such epic music and vocals and do it with such style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the opening track you know you're in for something differen't. A soft, peaceful, even corny track that turns dark in an instant. Then we lead into the epic and explosive, Welcome Home and you're sucked in. This is an angry, disturbing and also beautiful piece of work. It is nothing short of a masterpiece. You don't need to know it's part of a concept to be taken on a journey. You simply have to listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started listen to Coheed & Cambria by accident. One morning I turned on my TV and tuned to MTV. And there they were. The video was "A Favor House Atlantic." The song just struck me as pure musical talent. So far I have read up on the band and recent reviews of their last two albums. I decided to buy this one first and it just blew my mind. Every track is truly unique. Their style is genuine and rich, different than other rock bands. A must have for music lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coheed and Cambria are a great band. I dont really like to listen to their kind of music and I bought the for my brother but then I listen to "Welcome Home" and I loved it! I listened to the whole cd and now its stuck in my car and cd play 24/7!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of the songs are a little softer, but they are all still great! Great guitar, killer lyrics, and superb everything else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd rocks, i think it brings coheed to a new level, if you liked their old cd then definitely buy this one!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best work by C&C yet. Every minute is worth listening to. The band not only displays their ability to play music exceptionally well, but still continues to craft interesting and wonderfully psychotic lyrics. Every song is a gem on this CD and deserves repeated listens. In fact, I'm listening to the CD as I'm writing this review.
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