coheed and cambria have surpassed themselves with this offering, the third full length cd instalment of lead singer, claudio sanchez's epic sci-fi story. this album steps outside of the story and tells how claudio has gained his inspiration for the story. the songs themselves vary from short to epic in length and run through all of claudio's emotions at the time of recording! musically the band show off their ability to work with time changes and varying styles of music as well as showing off their keen ability to pen a memorable riff and harmony. a must listen for anyone that considers themselves a musician!