As we noted several weeks ago, “The Dark Sentencer”, the first single from Coheed and Cambria’s forthcoming new album, which we now definitively know is titled Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures, out October 5, 2018 through Roadrunner Records, is a return to form.
This weekend, we heard another song from the upcoming album, “Unheavenly Creatures”, and the trend continues. Holy cow, this song is incredible! If “The Dark Sentencer” was a little too prog and heavy for you, fear not. This new song is a classic Coheed pop single in the spirit of past bangers like “Blood Red Summer” and “A Favor House Atlantic”.
We here at Shindigmusic think it’s easily the best thing they’ve done period since “Dark Side of Me” from 2013’s The Afterman: Descension. It is important to note that even though there’s a lot of familiarity in this most recent gem, it also radiates with freshness. New Wave influences and elements have always been present in the music of Coheed and Cambria, but they’re very prominent on “Unheavenly Creatures”. Even the title sounds like something released on Sire in the 1980s.
We are now officially even more excited for Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming set at the Walmart AMP on July 31 with co-headliners Taking Back Sunday and openers The Story So Far! Remember to keep an eye on Shindigmusic.net for all the latest news on Coheed and Cambria and any other artists performing in NWA as part of this summer’s edition of the Cox Concert Series!