With this album; the band’s music became more progressive than on their debut, songs lengths expanded and the music became more intricate and complex. If you have only heard the band’s later work, it may take a good few listens to adjust to the style and production, but ensure that you give it a good few listens, you’ll be well rewarded.
Highlight moments include the amazing concert favourite title track `In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3,’ which at eight minutes in length is still one of Coheed’s most impressive songs to date. Other highlights include the fierce ‘The Crowing,’ and all three sections of ‘The Velorium Camper,’ which is split across three cd tracks, telling the tale of Al the Killer and his gun in a musically exciting way.
To conclude; no Coheed And Cambria fan should be without this album, from the amazing musicianship and unique songwriting to Claudio’s vocal performance, this is a superb album that still makes up a large part of the band’s live show and many fans still cite it as their favourite Coheed album. Buy it and find out why.