Coheed and Cambria - Afterman: The Descension

Ever since I heard their latest opus The Afterman: Ascension, I’ve been on a huge Coheed and Cambria kick lately. The Afterman and Good Apollo: I’m Burning Star IV have been on constant rotation in my car and there seems to be no end in sight for the time being. I even pre-ordered the limited edition hard cover double vinyl of both The Afterman records along with a book detailing the album’s story.

So naturally I’ve been anticipating the upcoming second half of the conceptual double album, The Afterman: Descension and just two songs in it sounds like it could be even better than the last. You can hear the new single ‘Dark Side of Me’ at Team Coco, Conan O’Brien’s official website. The band will be performing the song on his show next week, January 21st. The song is very ballad-esque with a powerful hook, haunting melodies, and heartfelt lyrics. This is the perfect single, alright.

The Hard Sell, another song from Descension, was also previously made available in the form a lyric video, which you can view below:


The Afterman: Descension will be available February 5th! I can about guarantee it’ll wind up on my year-end best of list this year. Get into it.

– JR


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