Sound — 9
Coheed's sound has always ranged from poppy to hard rock and in NWFT the same same holds true. Over all the CD is Coheed and Cambria's darkest heaviest album yet, rife with 80's style guitar riffs and heavily distorted guitars. If you know Coheed then you know that every CD is a part of a scifi epic concept five part story, but I won't get into that. The truth is although this CD stays true to the whole concept album thing it can be completely enjoyed without knowing the story behind it. This is definately one of the best Coheed albums to date.
Lyrics — 10
Coheeds lyrics have always left me gasping in awe and NWFT has done the same. All of the songs have incredibly vivid lyrics that seem to have the perfect flow even though they hardly rhyme. The darker tone of this album can really be seen in the lyrics but at the same time they maintain the poppy effect of making you want to sing along to Gravemakers and Gunslingers and The End Complete II: Radio Bye Bye. Singer skill? Claudio doesn't have skill he has like magic vocal chords that would blow away the best 80's high note singer.
Overall Impression — 9
Coheed and Cambria and all of their cds compare to nothing that is out today in music. Even Coheed's don't compare to each other but that's what I love about them. The best songs on the CD are Radio Bye Bye, The Running Free and the titular No World For Tomorrow. The only thing that I hate about this CD is that it's end isn't as epically awesome as Vol. 1's The Final Cut. I would tottally buy another one if I lost mine but that's unlikely because I have it on display (it's signed).