Friday, January 23, 2009

The Train of Thought Lounge: Coheed and Cambria

So glad to rejoin you all for the first time in over a month. The reason for my lengthy hiatus? Pure laziness. But rest assured, I can't wait to get back to doing what I do best: carefully avoiding all that is intellectual about this blog and providing nothing but the purely inane material you love so much!

Faithful reader & commenter wb (otherwise known as, to borrow from Arseblog, "The Blogfather") mentioned that he would like to see more posts about music, so it's only right that I kick back into action through the T.O.T. Lounge.

A while back, I wrote about Death Cab For Cutie, whose name lead me to believe they were a thrash metal band but who turned out to be as soft as... I don't know, something that's really soft. Coheed and Cambria had the exact opposite effect; I was sure this was another whiny emo band when I first heard of them in 2003. Little did I know they were a science-fiction themed, epic guitar orchestra of sound, expertly crafted to rock your socks off!

"Gravemakers and Gunslingers" is a perfect example of how much rock they manage to cram into just one track. Be sure to adjust your volume before you press play, lest your computer speakers EXPLODE OFF YOUR DESK!

Gravemakers And Gunslingers - Coheed And Cambria


  1. "Be sure to adjust your volume before you press play, lest your computer speakers EXPLODE OFF YOUR DESK!"

    hahahaha, this line slowed me down for a while. i can't tell if thats because from how funny it is, or if its from the fear of hitting that play button and EXPLODING THE FUCK OUT OF MY SPEAKERS. thanks for the warning.

    also, good to see the Lounge return!

  2. i kinda wrote that line in the imaginary voice of one of those 80's rock compilation CD infomercial guys (if that makes any sense). i guess the shorter way of explaining that voice would be "monster truck commercial guy.

    also in all fairness, rb re-introduced the Lounge around inauguration, but i have a lot of jams lined in store for the near future

  3. yeah, monster truck guy is how i read that. lots of reverb, too.