Best Songs from Coheed and Cambria's Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Volume 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

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Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness is the third studio album by progressive rock quartet Coheed and Cambria. It was released on September 20, 2005, through Equal Vision Records and Columbia Records, and is the first release on a major label.

The Top Ten

1 The Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth

This is essentially the Writing Writer, but even better than the already amazing song, as the extra parts added to it bring it up even further, as I find the Blood Red Summer reprise to be extremely cool. - kempokid

2 The Willing Well II: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

I really love how ridiculously happy this song sounds while the lyrics are cover some very dark subject matter, or at least have dark imagery. This is all in all a very dynamic song, being able to switch tone and emotional impact with relative ease and frequency. Undoubtedly one of the highest points of the entire album. - kempokid

3 Welcome Home

I personally find this intro to be quite possibly one of the best things the band has ever done, it just sounds absolutely amazing. Definitely deserving of being the most popular song from them, combining extreme catchiness with an overall epic, powerful sound. - kempokid

4 The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut

The sinister sounding chord progressions that sound similar to the Camper Velourium II are once again, absolutely amazing. The song is much slower than the rest of the album (other than the ballads) but instead of the approach of making something pleasant, this song is much darker. While I don't find this to be quite as strong as part 2 or 3, I do find it to be a fitting closer to the album. - kempokid

5 Apollo I: The Writing Writer

I really like the eerie, atmospheric intro and the way it leads into a somewhat quirky sounding riff. I enjoy this juxtaposition between such a clearly progressive rock based sections with the transition into the much more accessible chorus. - kempokid

6 The Willing Well I: Fuel for the Feeding End

From the very first note, it is clear that this song (and by extension, this suite) is going to be something special. The instrumental work is all of extremely high quality, with each element being played quite technically. This suite is definitely a showcase of the more progressive edge that the band has. - kempokid

7 Wake Up

I really do like this ballad a lot, the subtle orchestrations, such as violin give it a lot of depth, and Claudio's vocals are really good here. An all around great sounding song. - kempokid

8 Ten Speed (Of God's Blood & Burial)

A great song the focuses on the more pop-punk related aspects of the band, being fast paced, and having a relatively simple structure. The melodies present are extremely good, and the chorus is great. - kempokid

9 The Suffering

An unapologetically catchy pop rock song that is quite an entertaining listen in general. I personally don't find this one to be as great as many other fans do, as I find it to lack the depth of their best work, but I cannot deny that it sounds great. - kempokid

10 Once Upon Your Dead Body

I love how subdued this song is in general, as it creates a very different tone in comparison to many of the other songs on thew album. It also means that the slight energy gained near the end becomes quite cool, despite the seemingly mundane nature it has. - kempokid

The Contenders

11 Mother May I

Not too much to say about this one, I find it to have some particularly great sounding guitar work, but am never able to say much else about it, even if it does sound quite good overall - kempokid

12 The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets of Miss Erica Court

I find this one to be a bit too repetitive for its own good, as the one riff that the song has is extremely simplistic and is just fairly dull all around, although the guitar solo does elevate it slightly. - kempokid

13 Keeping the Blade

While it is simply an introductory instrumental, it is a breathtaking one, bringing the instrumentals from the first two albums into even greater territories. - kempokid

14 Crossing the Frame

Eh, this one really doesn't have too much that I find memorable, it has a decent intro and a couple of fun transitions, but none of them end up having any sort of impact and it just ends up being a dull song. - kempokid

15 Always & Never

I really don't care for this song too much, I find the vocals to be quite irritating, and for the song to just sound incredibly boring in general. - kempokid

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