Sound — 9
When the piano kicks in on the intro, the title track of this album, science fiction invokes you. And that is the way it is suppose to be. Coheed And Cambria's first album, "The Second Stage Turbine Blade", is in my opinion their best release of their early years. With guitars that sound like At The Drive-In, Iron Maiden, Fuzagi, and a bit of Rush, drum and bass that groove on forever, and a singer who can be emotional to the max (Thank you, Mr. Sanchez!), it's honestly hard not to like this album. A full on barrage of space cleans ("Time Consumer"), evil sounding riffs ("Everything Evil", "Hearshot Kid Disaster") and everchanging drums (Mr. Joshua Eppard) help too.
Lyrics — 10
As a concept album lover, I really love The Amory Wars story that goes with this album (the comic, music, or novel). May be dark, emotional and creepy, but it is amazing and tears though your soul. Guitarit and Vocalist Claudio Snachez sings of being force to murder, lost love, and a guy named Mayo. Weird, yes. Awesome, yes!
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, my personal favorite Co/Ca release. Mike and Chris (the producers) make it sound like it is supposed to be: Spacey, raw, and emotional. If "Time Consumer" or "Delirium Trigger" don't get you excited... At least listen to "God Sends Conspirater"... You will be brought to tears. This album is worth it!