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Coheed and Cambria – The Dark Sentencer

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Coheed and Cambria have returned with the expansive, space epic-inspired song “The Dark Sentencer.” The track itself has been broken into two unique parts: a short prologue and the aforementioned track itself. The prologue sets the stage for where this story takes place in the universe that Coheed has created through a multiple album series.

    The prologue begins with a gentle piano playing, and then eventually the silences breaks for the narrator to say:

    Know now there is no time, space between the Well & Unknowing. Our story starts there. Well into our future, yet far beyond our past. In a romance between a pair of Unheavenly Creatures. The Five Houses of the Star Supremacy have privatized the detention zones of the galaxy. These planetary prison pits reassembled from the cracked worlds of the Great Crash. Which brings us to our stage. Where the light must learn to love the black. The Dark Sentencer. It begins with them, but ends with me. Their son, Vaxus.

    Still with Coheed on this one?

    Of course, for the casual listener of Coheed and Cambria, there is still plenty of solid rock to go around, and those who are completely entrenched in the story itself are in for quite the treat. Claudio Sanchez seems more confident than ever on this track that touches upon several pieces of the back story and introduces some new elements as well.

    In the first verse of the main song, Sanchez belts out:

    Here, emotions behold/You’ve entered a Hell where the Devil is made of gold
    Please, don’t run your mouth/The questions before have no place in this haunted house
    Reveal your selfish pleasure/One more time run for good measure
    In the answer you hold/Time would be better off if our souls had been sold

    Immediately with these lyrics we are transported back to the universe of In Keeping Secrets in Silent Earth… and are given a few other clues about where this story fits into the bigger picture (which already was pretty massive to begin with). In the chorus, the words “Welcome Home” are used very prominently and purposefully to help bring the audience back to their two most popular albums in the early part of their catalog.

    The instrumental approach on this track is fairly familiar from what we have come to expect from Coheed and Cambria, but the guitar work in particular is the true “gift” of this song from their upcoming album. Several guitar solos rip through between the verses and show just what this rock band has left in the tank. By the time you get to the end of this epic and near 10-minute, two part song, you are already looking back to their previous albums that made you fall in love with the band, while still keeping one eye on the future of what is yet to come on the next chapter of Coheed.

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  2. Ska Senanake


    Song rips. The biggest thing missing from their last few albums has been weird proggy instrumental parts. Hope we get some on this new record. Also i wish zach played bass a little more like mic todd. Otherwise, a great return to the classic coheed sound! Excited for 5 more space prog rock albums!
  3. Hunter Norman


    First of all: yes. I will always be with coheed. Second: I love the song. It's getting back to long, proggy territory. Super heavy in the story and setting up a new Era for both the storyline and the band. Can't wait for this album
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  4. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    I feel C&C always shine, when they do what they're known for. The epic storytelling songs, the riffs, the long songs, the proggy at times stuff, and when they deviate, it's mixed. They clearly have those "different" records at this point, and I like a lot some from them, but I like them the most when they're being Coheed and Cambria.
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  5. LCT Music

    Newbie Supporter

    This sums my thoughts up pretty good thanks.
  6. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    this song shreds
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  7. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

    So stoked for new Coherd and this song just enhances my excitement...haven’t loved last couple albums as much but this sounds promising
  8. SuNDaYSTaR


    The intro is definitely a little out there, but in my book, that's just Coheed being Coheed.
  9. bmir14


    This is such a fantastic song. Super excited for the album.