Sound — 10
Coheed And Cambria's sound is just awesome and very unique, just by hearing it in a passing car or a friend's stereo you can really tell who it is. Their "dueling guitar" style is mesmerizing and sounds perfect together. This style relates to bands such as Rush and Yes. Claudio Sanchez's voice is pretty much undescribeable, all you can say is that it resembles a boy's voice going through puberty while he gets hit in the crotch. Every song on this CD is good, especially: Neverend, Time Consumer, 33 and God Send Conspirator. They way they perform these songs, constantly switching time signatures and different screams and pitches is just crazy and awesome. No song is a dull song for Coheed And Cambria.
Lyrics — 10
The 4 CD's that Coheed And Cambria are scheduled to put out is supposed to be a story. Second Stage Turbine Blade is the second part of this story (the later, In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 is the third) at times the story can be confusing, I would suggest going to the official website for details. Even without knowing the story the lyrics take you to another world and are just amazing. These guys hardly rhyme any of the lines in the songs but they still flow perfectly. Each track is a different chapter in Coheed And Cambria's life and is very important to bringing clarity to the story. There is some profanity, most not needed but it still adds character to the songs. If I can remember right, a few F's and S's and one D word. But like I said, some of them go with the story and adds emotion to the song.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall this CD is amazing, I saw Co & Ca at the Warped Tour and was highly impressed because they didn't sound like anyone else there. All of their songs are impressive, not one song is my favorite but all of them together seem to be just one song because of the way they are written as a story. As a aspiring guitar player their insane yet catchy riffs are fun to try and duplicate although difficult, it's still fun to sit back and listen no matter what time it is or what mood you are in. I would definitly buy this CD again if it got lost or stolen, but I wouldn't buy just one, I would by two to make sure it wouldn't happen again. This CD is one that you really shouldn't pass up. I would also buy their new album also (In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3) which I did actually lose and bought again. This band is amazing!