Label: Hundred Handed/Everything Evil
Review by Martien Koolen
"The Afterman: Descension" is Coheed and Cambria's sixth album and to me this one is
slightly disappointing as especially the second half of the album is too dull and
predictable to really enjoy this album. The New Yorkers start off this album with
Pretelethal and the Sentry The Defiant, which are rather pleasant metal tracks to
start an album with. Songs like Number City or Gravity's Union are also up to the
standard of former good CAC songs. However the two ballads Iron Fist and Away We Go
are really mediocre rock/popsongs, that are actually unworthy of this band.
Claudio Sanchez's voice is still ok but his growling and howling in The Hard Sell is
completey redundant to me. This album will not gain any new fans I am afraid and
maybe it will not even keep the old fans happy, but if they make a new album filled
with songs like Number City then we have something to look forward to..