We made our beds to lie in them proud,
Proud of our great mistakes
Here’s the new video from the upcoming Coheed and Cambria album The Afterman: Ascension. As one would expect from Claudio Sanchez, the song is a rhythmically complex, lyrically elusive riff-fest, and it makes absolutely no sense at all unless you have some idea of the storyline behind it (which I don’t, by the way). The Afterman is a two-part story arc that will span two albums, the second of which is due in February 2013, and it represents a new storyline in Sanchez’s The Amory Wars tale.
I never even remotely understood the storyline that centered around Claudio Kilgannon and his parents Coheed and Cambria (not that I tried too terribly hard), so I doubt I’ll be able to follow this new one either. That’s alright with me; I’ll just focus on the music.