How has the Amory Wars held up to any personal perceptions of the story you might have developed while immersing yourself in the music of Coheed and Cambria?
As far as details go… Not particularly well. Back in the day, I used to love “interpreting” the story based on lyric analysis. Super dorky, I know. But the number of things I was right about, I could probably count on one hand. I correctly guessed that Claudio Kilgannon escaped Hetricus on a ship and ended up on Shylos 10, and went to ground there for many years. I was correct about Coheed and Cambria igniting the Star and that the planets nearby would break off and form a new system (theoretically, our future solar system). My understanding of Chase and Sizer was generally accurate. I had an analysis of Good Apollo that holds up pretty well - it took a lot of work even with the graphic novel in hand. Some origin story stuff and some neat upcoming miscellania I guessed right on. Most other things over the years though, I’ve been way off. Everything has been way cooler and more complex than I had theorized, which is pretty awesome.
As far as the massive concepts go - the big thematics of love, sacrifice, loss, redemption etc. - those still hold just as true as I ever imagined.
I just wanted to say that you are absolutely gorgeous, and the fact that Coheed and Cambria means so much to you makes you seem even more amazing. Just going to leave to this here because you're perfect.
Have you ever heard of The Protomen? They're a great rock band and I think they're right up your alley. If not, you should check em out. They're a Conceptual Band but they have great hits that can be standalone (Reason why I think you'd like them,) Check out Will of One. Or if you're into more 80's style rock, check out Breaking Out or Light Up the Night. They also did a Queen Cover Album. Give them a try if you ever have a chance and want something new!
I have heard of them but have somehow never actually checked them out. Thanks for the rec! A lot of people have said the same, so I’ll track down some stuff today.