Coheed and Cambria’s latest LP, The Afterman: Ascension, attempts to add more organic emotional elements to the band’s long-running sci-fi saga The Amory Wars. Nowhere is that dynamic more apparent or successful than in the song and video for the title track. Here, Meri Amory, wife of Sirius Amory (aka “The Afterman”), watches as her husband’s spaceship explodes and crashes into sea. And while their inevitable reunion seems as formulaic as a Nicholas Sparks novel, the one-two punch of gentle heartache and swelling affirmation of love’s power comes after they’re safely in each other’s arms. Grab some Kleenex and click play below.
The Afterman: Ascension is out now via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil, with part two, Descension, landing in stores February 5th, 2013. On Record Store Day Black Friday (November 23rd), the band will release The Afterman: Ascension (Big Beige Demos) as a limited-edition clear vinyl. The eight-track effort features the original acoustic demos recorded on frontman Claudio Sanchez’s mini-home studio rig.