In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 review by Coheed and Cambria

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  • Released: Oct 7, 2003
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.3 Good
  • Users' score: 9.3 (110 votes)
Coheed and Cambria: In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3
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Sound — 8
This album, in the mind of many devoted fans of Coheed and Cambria (as well as many true musical reviews) is the most epic album the Heed has ever made. Of course, if you dislike the music put out by the band, you'll dislike it a lot. The band isn't trying appeal to everyone. But, if you like anything the band has ever done, whether it be hearing them for the first time on Rock Band and looking for songs like "welcome home" or possibly you heard a poppy song like "the suffering" or "a favor house atlantic," there is something to appeal to you on this album. In a heavy anthem, the album's title song, "In Keeping Secrets: Silent Earth," Claudio instills a sense of almost pride in his vocals and most music fans can't help joining in the epic ending. Another highly noticable song on the album, "Blood Red Summer," is a very catchy pop song. (even though, after a brief examination of the lyrics, you realize it's fairly different than you thought) A single off the album, "A Favor House Atlantic," seems to be a favorite song of not only devoted fans of the band, but a song many people can't help attempting to sing along to. The album, much like two of Coheed and Cambria's other albums, also has a "mini-series" or "mini album" on the track list. The Camper Velourium saga, in the Amory Wars universe, deals with some mishaps on Claudio's adventure, resulting in an encounter with a spaceship's murderous captain named Al. The final songs on the album, "The Light and the Glass" and the hidden track "2113" are an amazing ballod and a seeming fusion of songs from the previous album "The Second Stage Turbine Blade." Also, at the end of "The Light and the Glass," a recurring theme of the band's album, the song "The Ring in Return" can be heard being played on a glockenspiel. To a fan of the band, this is an amazing album alone, and, in the series, an essential part and one of the best set of songs the band has released. To others, I highly recommend it, if not for the fictional world, the music in it's own right is something that cannot be ignored.

Lyrics — 7
The lyrics of the album come from Claudio Sanchez, who also plays guitar. They all apply to his fictional world's story told through the albums. Claudio's singing cannot be compared to much of contemporary music's major singers. The closest thing most people sense is a relation to Geddy Lee's (Rush) vocal style. The ridiculously high lyrics are not only ranging, but almost operatic.

Overall Impression — 7
Coheed and Cambria have a very different style than that of most contemporary bands. They rise out of a classic rock-sounding style and go almost into progressive territory. Songs that one should notice the most are In Keeping Secrets: Silent Earth, The Light and the Glass, A Favor House Atlantic, Blood Red Summer, and The Crowing. I, being a devoted Heed fan, would re buy this album if anything ever happened to it in a heartbeat.

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    ubtguitarist
    i loled at the comments of the last reviewer
    I can't really think of a band similar to this that is from my time so that makes them cool. I think the best songs on there are A Favor House Atlantic (I already said that) and Blood Red Summer, both incidentally were 2 singles. The only real bad thing about this album, yes I'll say it for the third time, are the metaphors! If they just made them understandable they would be my handsdown favorite band. // 8
    So you're saying the reason for you disliking them is because you can't comprehend them. lol
    XtownTraffic
    best album for CoCa, listen no one today sounds like them. these guys are genius. ubtguitarist is gay read up on them man and then you will understand bro. Album is epic.
    miguel0210
    They have quite dropped they're At The Drive-In/Sunny Day Real Estate style in this album so i don't think they should be really described emo (2nd wave) up to this point. Neo-glam? Like where did that come from. And emo is not because it is emotional in lyrics (according to someone who commented earlier) but because of their musical style (genre). Its like saying that Eric Clapton is Emo because of his song "Tears In Heaven".
    ExplorerX
    Great Review, only thing is that Devil in Jersey City isn't on IKSSE3, it's on Second Stage Turbine Blade.
    s7arscr34m
    i dont know why people try to give them a genre they are way to unique to be given one!