* BrokenBase: ''Year of the Black Rainbow'', musically and both lyrically/story wise, is either one of Coheed's best albums, or one of their worst. The elitist fan base on Cobalt And Calcium doesn't help matters,
** The band themselves [[CreatorBacklash aren't big fans of it either]] and [[TroubledProduction admit that much of the album's writing and recording was rushed because they were dangerously close to a deadline]]. This is evident in that "When Skeletons Live" is actually demo thrown on the album because they didn't have time to polish it and re-record it. The irony is, even people who dislike the album find that to be one of the few good songs on it, but [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks probably for that very reason, due to how dissonant it's sound is to the rest of the album]].
** WinBackTheCrowd: Even though the following album ''The Afterman: Ascension'' had people who disliked it for similar reasons as YOBR, it sort of managed to win back some of the fans- for one, the band were back to writing eight minute epics, and Josh Eppard was back.
** ''No World for Tomorrow'' is a bit of one as well. Most contention seem to come from either the production, the lack of Josh Eppard, or the somewhat rushed songwriting.
* CrowningMomentofHeartwarming: '''2's My Favorite 1.'' "I embrace your defects."
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCLUc1BtqGM ''Atlas'']], the song Claudio wrote for his son.
* EarWorm: [[EarWorm/CoheedAndCambria Has its own page.]]
* EpicRiff: "Welcome Home."
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Nearly every top comment on any Coheed and Cambria Youtube video will be about Claudio's hair.
* FaceOfTheBand: Claudio Sanchez, singer/guitarist, and he also writes the comics the band's songs are based on (and thus the lyrics). His memorable physical appearance helps too.
* InternetBackdraft: Over whether they count as Emo or not. It's best not to bring it up.
* [[ViewerGenderConfusion Listener Gender Confusion]]: It's very easy for newcomers to hear their music and automatically assume that their lead singer is female.
* LyricalDissonance: Wake Up: "I'll do anything for you, ''kill anyone'' for you..."
** "Number City" is a danceable ska-influenced song about Sirius' wife dying in a car crash.
** Three Evils has Claudio cheerily sing the following, set to the happiest notes of the song: “Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops!”(Repeat)
* {{Narm}}: The WordSaladLyrics can't be taken seriously every moment.
** Also because it's easy to mishear the lyrics, even causing mild MemeticMutation in the fandom with some common or hilarious ones (Most famously "Barking Apple of Doom" in ''Welcome Home'' and "Should the Iron Negro Hungry" in ''In Keeping Secrets of a Silent Earth: 3.'')
** More Mondegreen narm comes from Three Evils, whose opening line sounds an awful lot like “Accross floor in the hangar where we drove that Jew”
** There's also the fact that the Writing Writer is being told to kill off characters by a talking bicycle.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong
** The main riff for "Welcome Home" has often been compared to "Kashmire" by Music/LedZeppelin.
** Similarly, the beginning of "A Favor House Atlantic" sounds like the the beginning of "Truth Hits Everybody" by Music/ThePolice (same key, same chord, same drum pattern).
* TearJerker: Many:
** The song "Time Consumer", when you realize it's about two parents being forced to kill their children.
** During Coheed and Cambria's rampage throughout the ship ''Gloria vel Vessa'', they encounter numerous soldiers who plead for their lives, mentioning that they have families and kids to take care of. [[spoiler: [[OffingTheOffspring Considering what General Mayo Deftinwulf forced Coh and Cam to do]], [[BerserkButton this is not a good idea]].]]
** The dialogue between Sirius Amory and The Allmother at the end of "The Dark Side of Me" [[spoiler: Allmother: "I am not capable of comprehending human rationale. Sirius, is this what love is?" (DramaticPause) Sirius: "Yes."]]
** The climax of the song "Gravity's Union" is extraordinarily heartbreaking. [[spoiler: Sirius believes that the doctors chose to save him and not his pregnant wife (Therefore "Let the wrong one in")]]