By: Maria Ciezak
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Despite what many i-Tune reviews and over-enthusiastic managers may tell you, there aren’t very many ambitious albums or bands floating around these days. So what would you say is ambitious? Perhaps a five-album group that takes the idea of a concept album to a whole new level: Coheed and Cambria’s Year of the Black Rainbow; a prequel to the band’s four previous inter-related concept albums. They have reached a galaxy beyond any of their contemporaries with this musical, sci-fi novel combo. Single The Broken screams “Where was your heart, when we needed it most”. The heart of this band is here in full force, and beating strong.

I will not compare this group to anyone else. Yes, they have influences, but they are in a league of their own. Their style is purely inhabited by the group; better sorry than safe. The record is further evidence of the band’s easy chemistry. The band is daring and ballsy, creating a signature sound that on average triggers strapping reactions; one man’s progressive is another’s pretentious.

If you have yet to be exposed to the band, prepare for an addiction to progressive, punk, post-hardcore, and heavy metal rock. Buy the album. Better yet, see them live. This is not only the Year of the Black Rainbow, but the year of Coheed and Cambria.

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