Few fans of post hardcore and progressive rock would be prepared for what New York band Coheed and Cambria would unleash onto the world. The group's willingness to shake up their formula without fear would help them succeed above being labeled an emo band.

Led by Claudio Sanchez, their identity has let loose a flurry of different influences from comics and science fiction, culminating in their sprawling multimedia saga called ‘The Amory Wars’ that intertwined with much of their work.

We looked at the group's discography to determine which of their albums we consider the strongest. Sanchez and company's fearless willingness to experiment with different sounds and styles of music has sometimes created uneven music, but it's this bravery that has also resulted in their most memorable, affecting work.

See how we ranked Coheed and Cambria's albums in the gallery above!

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