Coheed and Cambria's 2007 LP "No World For Tomorow" plays out like an olympian going for the gold in the rock, metal, and alternative categories.
The hardest track "The End
Complete" has quite an ending in its own right with some mad drumming and a most metallic end riff :
"On The Brink" turns 180 degrees and ends the album on a slow, soft, and somber note - echoing the kind of tones Pink Floyd would appreciate.
and the Damned" is perhaps the most overt in signaling the end of their epic with its sweeping chorus and wailing guitar as if credits were actually rolling in your mind.
Really, no less than five songs comprise "The End
Complete" making this quintuplet the grandest ending ever.
After wallowing through the shallow intro "The reaping" and the first couple of songs, the best parts of the album can be found in the middle of the disc. Those first songs, "No World for Tomorrow" and "The Hound (of Blood And
Rank)" sets up the listener for a hard rock sound which is to follow.
The best song on the album then is "Feathers" with its opening California rock riff emoting a happy, light, and sunny feel.
"The Running Free
" and "Mother Superior
" follow suit with perhaps the best overall songwriting and vocal arrangements.
These three tracks are great compositions because they feel most like songs : catchy choruses, easy to remember and fun to sing along to.
This isn't to say that Coheed And Cambria
have gone soft, rather, these songs just highlight the progression from spacey and artsy to a harder, more concrete formula to how good songs should be written and played.
The only criticism for "No World for Tomorrow" would be that lyrically it doens't bite at you with any stark lines of dark poetry, but then again it seems that the music this time around was to be the main focal point, which would make the words consciously background. The best compliment then could be that Coheed and Cambria's "No World for Tomorrow" reaches out to a multiple range of audiences successfully, without compromising their style or single brand of music.