I’m entertained by Coheed and Cambria, but I have no idea what the songs are about, much less the story the collectively tell. I recently read The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade, Vol. 1, the graphic novel by C and C’s Claudio Sanchez. As the title suggests, their story – a sci-fi epic, in case it isn’t obvious – is perplexing in any form. Sanchez is obviously a comic book fan, but he’s better and writing riffs and hooks than he is at writing a comic.
I can’t hear the connection between the comic and C and C’s records, but I remain perversely amused by someone who wants to tell such a sprawling, jargon-laden, multi-character story in rock ‘n’ roll.