Hopefully you read my “5 Concept Albums That Don’t Suck” piece, yes? If so, you’ll have seen that I touched on Coheed and Cambria and their forays into the world of science fiction with “The Amory Wars”; a tale of action, love and revenge that spans all of the albums and singer/songwriter Claudio Sanchez’s side project The Prize Fighter Inferno.
Here we take a much closer look at all of the Coheed albums from a musical standpoint. I’m going to try to avoid concentrating on the story too much although it’s largely unavoidable. There are three good reasons for trying to avoid getting entrenched in the storyline anyway. Firstly, it will take way too many pages to write that. Secondly, it’s considerably better documented and debated on t’Internet than anything I could produce, namely on fansite Cobalt and Calcium’s forum. And thirdly, I haven’t got a goddamn clue what’s going on past the second album. Continue reading “Box Set: Coheed and Cambria” »
With the recent announcement that Lamb of God will release seventh album “Resolution” early next year, now seems a good time to take a look at their studio history at the latest in our Box Set series. Lamb of God have been a firm favourite of mine from the first time I heard a tiny snippet on a Wanadoo Broadband advert (which you can see at the bottom of the page).
Forming in 1994 under the moniker Burn the Priest, Lamb of God have released 6 studio albums, a live album and three DVD’s. They’ve supported some of the biggest names in metal such as Motorhead, and toured the world several times over under their own headline banner. Lamb of God have come a long way over the years and have firmly placed themselves as one of the top metal bands of the last decade. Continue reading “Box Set: Lamb of God” »
Deftones are a fairly unique band. Over the years their musical style has varied quite a bit, becoming more unique and recognisable with each album. Never afraid to change or to release whatever they want rather than what’s popular in the industry, they have influenced a lot of younger bands with their overly heavy yet listenable sound and yet no-one actually sounds like they do, which is quite an achievement in my eyes.
Since forming circa 1989 they have released 6 studio albums and a b-sides collection to date. Here we take a little look back at the albums and career as a whole. Continue reading “Box Set: Deftones” »
Terrorvision are best described as fun. No technical geniuses in their line up, but their infectious pop tinged brand of rock music has kept me entertained for the last 18 years amazingly without sounding old or tired, especially where the earlier material is concerned.
Formed in 1993 the band released 5 albums before splitting amicably in 2001. 10 years later they’re back with new album Super Delux and a tour to accompany it. It seems logical then that they should be the first subject of a new feature we’re calling Box Set – a look at an artist’s discography with thoughts on each album and highlighting a few stand out tracks you should hear. Continue reading “Box Set: Terrorvision” »