Coheed and Cambria + Between the Buried and Me End Tour With Stellar Show in NYC
New York City’s landmark venue Radio City Music Hall has been home to the Rockettes, classical performances and award shows over the years. Over the weekend it gave hard rock and metal a home as Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me and Russian Circles rounded out their tour with a very special show.
With seven studio albums and over a decade of music, Coheed and Cambria showed why they have maintained a loyal fanbase through the years. A very packed Radio City Music Hall gave a warm welcome to the New York natives who graced the massive stage and began their set with ‘Pretelethal’ off of their latest album, ‘The Afterman: Decension.’ They also played other new tracks off the album such as ‘Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant’ and ‘Dark Side of Me.’
Frontman Claudio Sanchez sounded and performed impeccably as he Angus Young’d his way from one side of the stage to the other during a few songs. The chemistry of the band as a whole was evident as the venue’s huge stage still seemed too tiny to hold all of the band’s forcefulness.
For the diehard Coheed and Cambria fans, the band played ‘The Crowing,’ ‘Wake Up,’ ‘No World for Tomorrow’ and a mind-blowing rendition of ‘In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.’ Sanchez has the ability to soothe your mind with soft melodies in his voice one minute while awaken you with heaven-reaching pitch the next.
The booming bass lines and thunderous percussion mixed with dramatic lighting and striking images that complimented each song made the experience of Coheed’s performance that much surreal. The voices of fans echoed throughout the venue, during the set, long after Sanchez held his notes, the power of the band’s music showed on fans faces and was definitely heard in their voices.
Coheed and Cambria ended their set with fan favorites ‘Domino the Destitute’ and ‘Welcome Home.’ Let’s just put it this way: If it weren’t for those meddling comfortable seats and tiny aisles at Radio City, complete chaos would have ensued.
Prior to Coheed’s set, Between the Buried and Me delivered a brilliant performance to the NYC crowd, beautifully complimenting the progressive and experimental nature of the tour. Dressed to the nines in elegant clothing fit for a classy venue such as Radio City Music Hall, BTBAM launched the crowd into space with cohesive chunks of their 2012 album, ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence,’ and the 2007 chaotic masterpiece ‘Colors.’ The audience offered huge ovations to BTBAM whenever the band would delve into softer regions of their sonic journey, with the group lifting the crowd to their feet after capping off their performance with ‘Selkies: The Endless Obsession.’
Three-piece instrumental metal act Russian Circles made a huge impact during their set, especially considering they were the first band of the night. Their hypnotic and long-form style connected with the large crowd very successfully, keeping them in a stasis while churning out music and earning hoots and hollers during breaks and after Russian Circles’ set came to a close.
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