Coheed & Cambria’s new Track, “Dark Side of Me”

Yesterday via Conan O’Briens official website Coheed and Cambria released their latest song, “Dark Side of Me.”  The song is part of The Afterman and will be released on The second volume, The Afterman: Descension  which will be released in February. The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension, was released October 9, 2012. These two volumes are both part of the Amory Wars saga that comprises all of Coheed and Cambria’s discography.

When I first heard “Dark Side of Me” I enjoyed the intricate and delicate finger picked intro. Claudio Sanchez’s vocals come in next and his falsetto is so unique that it is instantly recognizable.  The song builds to a chorus, and this is when the band shines with their skill when it comes to arrangements as the instrumental accompaniment is very intricate with multiple parts that fit the mood well. The only thing I could think of adding would be a guitar solo, but that his neither here nor there.

Overall I’m okay with the track, but I hope that their album packs a certain punch that this was missing.

-B. Harlow

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