Ok, bear with me here--Year of the Black Rainbow is, chronologically-speaking, the first installment of The Armory Wars, the comic book series written by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez. Despite being the band's fifth studio album, the lyrics of Year of the Black Rainbow deal with events that occurred prior to the events of Second Stage Turbine Blade, Coheed's debut album, making it a prequel of sorts. How very Star Wars of them. I assume all of this means something to fans of the band. If you're not familiar with Coheed and Cambrias' ridiculously complicated storyline, here's what you can expect from Year of the Black Rainbow: meandering prog-emo sung by Geddy Lee if Geddy Lee had just suffered some sort of devastating testicular trauma. Oh, and guitar solos.