Around 7pm on Thursday night Lansdowne st. was packed with people excited to see Coheed and Cambria play the First night of their sold out two night tenure at the House of Blues, Boston. You could feel the excitement in the air as the venue filled up quickly, as they waited for the band Russian Circles to hit the stage.
Russian Circles hit the stage at about 8pm with a loud droning sound that echoed around the venue. They then played through their set that consisted of their songs, “Harper Lewis,” “Geneva,” and “Death Rides a Horse.” Their set was very minimalistic in terms of the lights, but the music is far from minimalistic and very intriguing.
Between The Burried and me Came on next, and this is when the venue started to liven up. They started out with their song “Astral Body” from the bands sixth and latest studio album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence. The band then launched into “Lay Your Ghosts to Rest” one of their heavier songs from their latest album. They then played “Ants of the Sky” a track form one of my favorite albums, Colors. They followed that up by playing another song from Colors entitled, “Prequel to the Sequel” which is just an amazing song compositionally. They finished up their set with the songs “Extremophile Elite” and “Selkies: The Endless Obsession.”
Next up was the headliner, Coheed and Cambria. The band took the stage and proceeded to deliver a great set starting with the song “Prelethal” which featured the bands mastermind, Claudio Sanchez on Ukulele. The band then launched into my favorite song off their latest “Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant.” The band really seemed tight on this song, and that tight pocket would continue through the rest of the evening.
“Favor House Atlantic” from the bands 2003 album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. This has been one of my favorite songs since the beginning of my pilgrimage into Coheed fandom. The band performed the song very well, and it was very nice to hear this song from the bands earlier days. This was quickly followed by the bands song, “Goodnight, Fair Lady,” which was performed with great energy. Next up was the apocalyptic “No World for Tomorrow” from the album of the same name. This song is one of my favorites by the band and let me just say that they did not disappoint a loyal fan. The band then played another song from the In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 called “The Crowing” which for a long time fan was also great.
The band then played three songs from their latest albums first was “Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher,” which was followed by “Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria the Faithful.“ These two songs were received well by the crowd, especially for two new songs. The last was the song “The Afterman,” which was followed nicely by “Here We Are Juggernaut” from the bands 2010 album, Year of The Black Rainbow. This was followed by another one of the bands newer tracks, “Dark Side of Me.”
Coheed then played the epic, “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” which was probably one of the best songs of the night. The band left the stage and the room darkened, Fans started to chant part of “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3,” in hopes that the band would return, which they did. Sanchez came out with an acoustic guitar and played the great song “Wake up” wone of the most balled like songs out of the bands discography. This was followed by the sounds of “The Hollow” and then the band played the song “Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute” which was received by fans.
As fans cheers got louder fans knew what time it is, and that is time for the bands best crowd pleaser, “Welcome Home” from the album Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness to close their set. Which was a little off due to technical issue, but these were quickly fixed, and the show ended on a good note.