It?s hard to describe the music from this New York hailing band,they like to call themselves fusion rock and I would like to say progressive modern rock in a way that you think of Rush meeting Police but more EMO sounding. Singer Claudio Sanchez reaches those high notes that also Geddy Lee takes and drummer Joshua Eppard sounds like a heavier beating Stewart Copeland,Coheed and Cambria released "The second stage turbine blade" last year and made themselves quite a famous name on various alternative rock sites so we can read about this new album here and there. It seems that many of us modern rock lovers have high expectations on "In keeping secrets....." and so do I ?coz the two tracks "A favour house atlantic" and "The crowing" have been available for download for some time now and they are really great too,especially the instrumental parts of "The crowing" gets me going but also the vocal melodies on both these songs are mighty fine. "Three evils" takes The Police into the 21st century but I miss a strong refrain,the 8 minute long title track "In keeping secrets..." has a real good ending with an Arena kinda singalong chorus. "Blood red summer" sounds like Sugar Ray doing an old english 70?s punk number,"The velorium camper part I-III" is the weakest moment on the album-it doesn?t matter how good they are at the musicianship because when the material only gets boring over these 15 minutes.....I feel like taking out the CD,the Megadeth vibes aren?t too far away and there?s no fun in that in my opinion.
Coheed and Cambria has their own sound but has too much up?s and down?s for me to get excited about it.