Live Review: Coheed & Cambria - Roundhouse, London 16/10/2018
Coheed and Cambria headlined the Roundhouse in London this week and we were there to witness the event.
The night opened with Californian Math Rock instrumental outfit CHON who played to an already very busy venue, keeping the audience engaged in their crazy time signature mesmerising songs. thirty minutes after CHON came the almighty gods of Progressive Rock that are Coheed and Cambria. I have been following their music since In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.
The set opened with the introduction to their new album ‘Unheavenly Creatures’ keeping everyone anticipating their arrival to the stage. Huge cheers are unleashed by the audience as soon as Claudio’s trademark hairstyle pops up from the darkness and they begin their show with The Dark Sentencer. The show was filled with all fan favourites such as The Crowing, In Keeping Secrets, Blood Red Summer and of course Welcome Home along some new ones thrown in the mix for good measure. I have to say that in all the years that I have seen them live that this performance was well up there with the best of them, they really are at the top of their game with the live set and the new album release. The show was not a sold out one but was incredibly busy nonetheless, but what I do love about seeing Coheed live is that the fan base is so dedicated and they sing along to absolutely every song until you hear voices start to blow out and normal voices are replaced with odd squeeks!
The size of the stage at the Roundhouse is not the biggest so it felt that bit more intimate for the audience to be so close to their heroes. Overall the event was spectacular, and I reckon Coheed are going to struggle in improving on an already stellar performance.
The Unheavenly Creatures was released on 5th October and I highly recommend that you give it a listen if interesting music, creative storyline and catchy songs to sing along to are your kind of bag!
Words and Photography by Pete Herbert