Co­heed and cam­bria


Metal Hammer (UK) - - The Gospel - DANNII LEIVERS

Sci-fi prog stars rev up their time ma­chine

DI­NOSAUR PILE-UP [7] sure make a racket. Their red-raw garage rock, in­flu­enced by Nir­vana, Melvins and the scrappy sen­si­bil­i­ties of Foo Fight­ers’ self-ti­tled de­but, is hardly pro­gres­sive stuff, yet it’s a re­minder of just how thrilling sim­ple, balls-to-the-the wall rif­fery can be. It’s stupidly hot out­side, but as far as CO­HEED AND CAM­BRIA [8] fans are con­cerned, the op­por­tu­nity to see the band play their 2005 al­bum, Good Apollo, I’m Burn­ing..., in full is one worth los­ing 10 pints of sweat over. Per­form­ing the al­bum in order means that Co­heed get Wel­come Home, their best-loved song and tra­di­tional set-closer, out of the way early but even af­ter that, the set never wilts. This feels like a truly spe­cial night. Some of these tracks, es­pe­cially The Will­ing Well II and III, have barely been played in the last decade and it’s tes­ta­ment to the strength of the song­writ­ing on Good Apollo... that a histri­onic prog record, based on a sci-fi sto­ry­line, can still con­nect on such a mass level. Tonight is about re­liv­ing past glo­ries, but Co­heed will only ever have their heads in the fu­ture, mak­ing mu­sic that sounds con­cep­tu­ally and son­i­cally ahead of its time more than a decade later.

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