Album Review: Coheed And Cambria - 'Year Of The Black Rainbow' (Roadrunner)

Treading a bombastic path

Don’t let anyone tell you Coheed were better in their early hardcore incarnation – the filthy Rush-gone-metal delights of ‘Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV’ was where they really got it going on. ‘Year…’ continues to follow that bombastic course, packed from start to finish with grandiose, rousing flourishes and ample proggy ballast. The spirited first single ‘Here We Are Juggernaut’ is a case in point with no shortage of fist-pumping ardour. It’s all about as camp as Rob Halford conducting a herd of dancing pink elephants, and as much fun as that’d be to witness.

Tom Edwards
7 / 10

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