Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
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Based on 5 reviews
2005 Ratings: #358 / 475
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Based on 112 ratings
2005 Ratings: #40
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JayCrackers
87

Another album where i go, Okay critics, okay.

Track Review

Keeping the Blade 7.5/10.
Always & Never 8.5/10.
Welcome Home 10/10
Ten Speed (of God's Blood and Burial) 9.5/10
Crossing the Frame 9/10
Apollo I: The Writing Writer 8.5/10.
Once Upon Your Dead Body 8/10
Wake Up 9/10
The Suffering 9.5/10
The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets of Miss Erica Court 8.5/10.
Mother May I 8/10
The Willing Well I: Fuel For the Feeding End 7.5/10.
The Willing Well II: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness ... read more

Plats
95

By focusing on the fictional writer, The Writing Writer, and his... questionable relationship and mental issues, “From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness” adds to “The Amory Wars” story in a very unique way while also delivering a heavier, slightly groovier and more grandiose sound with incredible riffs, amazing bass tones, infectious choruses and great vocal inflections from Claudio Sanchez. Also, this album has a fetish for redundant names.

Fav Tracks: Welcome Home, The ... read more

MasterCrackfox
95

If the versatility of Coheed & Cambria wasn’t known to listeners before this album, the opening three songs should be an indication of how far their prog-rock inspired sound could be taken. The opener, Keeping the Blade, is an instrumental orchestral piece that leads to the light acoustic Always & Never. Then, the boom hits with Welcome Home, perhaps the groups most successful song ever, with its intense and memorable guitar riff that was featured on Rock Band. But the versatility ... read more

fuckboysocrates
85

Started listening to these fellas in 2015, and their music didn’t really interest me beyond the immaculate excellence and tremendous achievement that is “Welcome Home,” but needless to say I’m glad I returned to their music, it’s very, very good.

xcomebackkid
79

Coheed's drumming is taken to the next level as lyrical themes fall face first into crazy lore. A little bit too much Ohh ahh whoaaa type lyrics that ... though catchy... are sometimes the only lyrical straw to grasp at without breaking out the graphic novel. I am all for a concept album (career?) but at this point it's balls deep into the lore.

TheBricker
74

The big breakthrough record by the band. Well, honestly, they really hadn't changed their sound or anything like that, this album just happened to have some bigger hits. And I can say for sure that this one definitely felt more like an improvement from the previous two albums, I mean, there's more diversity, plus, the melodies for a lot of songs have got catchier, I must admit.

So there's a very solid song selection, yet the rating is much less than perfect. I would say that the big runtime ... read more

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Track List

  1. Keeping the Blade
  2. Always & Never
  3. Welcome Home
  4. Ten Speed (of God's Blood and Burial)
  5. Crossing the Frame
  6. Apollo I: The Writing Writer
  7. Once Upon Your Dead Body
  8. Wake Up
  9. The Suffering
  10. The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets of Miss Erica Court
  11. Mother May I
  12. The Willing Well I: Fuel For the Feeding End
  13. The Willing Well II: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
  14. The Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth
  15. The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut
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Added on: November 3, 2013