The Second Stage Turbine Blade

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The Second Stage Turbine Blade
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Studio album by Coheed and Cambria
Released March 5, 2002
Recorded October – November 2001 at Stainglass Studio in Paramus, New Jersey
Genre
Length 48:26
Label
Producer
  • Michael Birnbaum
  • Chris Bittner
Coheed and Cambria chronology
Delirium Trigger
(2000)
The Second Stage Turbine Blade
(2002)
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
(2003)
Singles from The Second Stage Turbine Blade
  1. "Devil in Jersey City"
    Released: 2004

The Second Stage Turbine Blade is the debut studio album released by rock band Coheed and Cambria. It was originally released on March 5, 2002 through Equal Vision Records. It is the first part of a tetralogy, telling the story of The Amory Wars. It was re-released on September 20, 2005 and included three previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
antiMusic 5/5 stars[7]
Melodic.net 2.5/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars (2006)[9]
5/5 stars (2011)[2]

Story[edit]

The album introduces the husband and wife characters Coheed and Cambria, the characters from whom the band's name originates.[10]

This album is one of three Coheed and Cambria albums (the others being Year of the Black Rainbow and the non-conceptual The Color Before the Sun) not to have a multi-part suite, as In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 had the "Camper Velourium" series, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness had the "Willing Well" series, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow had the "End Complete" series, and The Afterman: Ascension and Descension albums have the "Key Entity Extraction" series.

Lead singer Claudio Sanchez has said the "Turbine Blade" referred to in the title of the album comes from the fact that his father worked in a factory making turbine blades.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Claudio Sanchez, all music composed by Coheed and Cambria.

The Second Stage Turbine Blade
No. Title Length
1. "Second Stage Turbine Blade"   0:53
2. "Time Consumer"   5:47
3. "Devil in Jersey City"   4:47
4. "Everything Evil"   5:50
5. "Delirium Trigger"   4:45
6. "Hearshot Kid Disaster"   5:41
7. "33"   3:30
8. "Junesong Provision"   5:21
9. "Neverender"   5:23
10. "God Send Conspirator"   6:32
Total length:
48:26

Bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
11. "Elf Tower New Mexico (demo)"   6:07
12. "Junesong Provision (acoustic demo)"   5:47
13. "Everything Evil (demo)"   13:37

Note: On the standard ten-track edition, the hidden track "IRO-Bot" is contained in "God Send Conspirator"; however, on the deluxe edition, it is contained in the "Everything Evil" demo.

Personnel[edit]

  • Claudio Sanchez – vocals, guitar
  • Josh Eppard – drums, piano
  • Michael Todd – bass, vocals
  • Travis Stever – guitar
  • Michael Birnbaum – production, mixing
  • Chris Bittner – production, mixing
  • Jayson Dezuzio – recording, pre-production
  • Roger Lian – mastering
  • Nate Kelley – drums (on "Delirium Trigger" and "33")
  • Dr. Know – guitar (on "Time Consumer")
  • Todd Martin – recording (on "Delirium Trigger" and "33")
  • Montana Masback – additional vocals (on "Hearshot Kid Disaster")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian O'Neill. "AllMusic Review by Brian O'Neill". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b Gerhart, Thompson D. (2011-09-21). "Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade (album review 10)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade". RTE.ie. 5 March 2003. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Coheed & Cambria: The Second Stage Turbine Blade". Mind Equals Blown. February 5, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Coheed And Cambria, The ‘Emo Rush,’ Bring Prog-Rock To The Mosh Pit". MTV News. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ Allmusic review
  7. ^ antiMusic review
  8. ^ Melodic.net review
  9. ^ Hanson, John (2006-04-09). "Review: Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  10. ^ "Evil Ink Comics". Everythingevilink.com. 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-29.