Monday, January 14, 2013
Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Descension (2013)
Having just listened to this for the first time, I can say it's just as good as Ascension if not slightly better. The epic tracks "Sentry the Defiant" and "Gravity's Union" are some of the most powerful songs the band have written, while "The Hard Sell" and "Dark Side of Me" are some of their catchiest tunes. The only criticism I have of the album is that the studio version of "Iron Fist" doesn't measure up to the live version. Of course, it's still a very good song, but I think the album could have been perfect if they didn't tinker with it. All in all, this is the calmer, yet darker companion to Ascension and the two albums together might just be my favorite Coheed release so far.