No World For Tomorrow served as a savior for the group after two members abruptly departed for personal reasons. Although there were still two installments of the story left to be delivered to their fans, nobody knew if C & C would live again. Luckily, the bassist Mic Todd returned to the lineup shortly thereafter, and the drumming duties were given to ex-Dillinger Escape Plan drummer – Chris Pennie.
“If they are so great, then why are they #11?,” one might ask. Well, compared to the band’s prior release Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness, this album does not completely do the group justice. While their previous releases could be argued as some of the best of the 21st century thus far, No World For Tomorrow is merely just a “great” album.
Some standout tracks are “Feathers” and “The End Complete” – songs which both conjure together the best elements of Claudio Sanchez’s high-pitched vocals and each of the instrumentalists flagrant competence. The group has always been able to offer a progressive sound, while inevitably writing songs with choruses that listeners cannot remove from their head.
It’s evident that I could write about this band, and even this album, forever. In an attempt to not go overboard and refrain from inciting any form of bias, I will digress. Just know that Coheed and Cambria is neither an “overnight success” nor a “one-hit wonder.” And for those many music aficionados who place their hatred for the band on Claudio’s “obnoxious voice,” should listen to more of their tracks. Claudio is simply embodying characters of the story. High pitched vocals usual equate to a child character, while the deeper vocals represent a villain. His vocal range is actually something quite amazing if inspected thoroughly and properly.