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Between the Buried and MeAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 18, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Victory Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,256 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Foam Born (A) the Backtrack
2. (B) The Decade Of Statues
3. Informal Gluttony
4. Sun Of Nothing
5. Ants Of the Sky
6. Prequel To the Sequel
7. Viridian
8. White Walls

Editorial Reviews

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have built their reputation as one of hard rock's most inventive and ambitious bands. Sharing a lineage with such luminaries as PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON and TOOL, they continue to explore new territory with a genuine passion to push themselves and their audience. They dream the impossible and they make it happen time and time again. Looking at their hugely celebrated catalog, it's exciting to see how far they've come and how deep they are willing to go. Venturing into each record is like exploring undiscovered country. From the progressive metal stomp of their self-titled debut, followed by the melancholy of The Silent Circus and then the claustrophobic Alaska, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME continue to evolve into a new pedigree that defies any categorization.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album Of The Year November 4, 2007
By Greg
Format:Audio CD
Words cannot describe this cd. BTBAM get better and better with every album. As other reviewers have mentioned, you can definitely hear more progressive influence, but they still keep it heavy and technical. Everyone is at the top of their game on this album. When I first saw that it was only 8 tracks, I was wondering how they could accomplish an album superior to Alaska. I then saw the lengths of the songs and knew they were going to be epic tracks, to the opening piano in "Foam Born: (a) The Backtrack" to the amazing closer and my personal favorite song by BTBAM ever "White Walls", this album never lets down. There's so many different influences in this album, and it goes to show that BTBAM are the top of their class. Every album by this band has been amazing, and this is just another one to add to the list.

Album of the year for me.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatness...Amazing...Stunning. September 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have to say that this album is the perfect album. Like the Beatles White Album, and Metallica's Black Album. We now get the greatest album of them all BTBAM "colors." Every single song on this album is amazing, and very well put together. I have been listening to BTBAM since Silent Circus, and it seems to me that instead of them becoming more "flowery," (as someone put on a recent review of the album) I am finding them becoming something more imaginable, intelligent, and put simply just amazing artist. I am stunned by this album, and I can not stop playing it. To give this album anything less than a five is shocking to me. You have to listen to it and understand it's pure genius. I recommend this album to anyone who respects music, and loves music from a progressive stance. Music is meant to evolve, not sit around like a bunch of retards like some of the most recent songs I hear today. SO give it a shot it's awesome.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL - No apt words... February 24, 2008
Format:Audio CD
You know what the problem was? I don't think most people are ready for the insanity and complexity and progginess that Between the Buried and Me had to offer on this album. I liked Alaska quite a bit, but this seriously blew it out of the damn water like a nuclear cannon. They offer nothing subtle to you, there are no stupid segues into anything, it's just visceral and insane.

I was actually shocked that enjoyed this album upon first listen, though, I have been quite privy to music like this, as I like Spiral Architect, Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth, Dream Theater, and most other progressive metal and mathcore bands. You probably won't like this upon first listen, especially if you're new to material such as this. You have to pay attention and give it a chance, honestly. This isn't radio friendly, in the least.

Just buy it and listen to it, if for nothing else to expand your horizons.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's almost scary how incredible this album is February 13, 2008
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I was actually a little worried the first time that I listened to Colors. I was scared that it would make the rest of my music collection seem pedestrian in comparison. It is almost impossilbe to listen to just one song as this album is nothing short of a masterpiece that takes about an hour to realize. Since they have released this I have seen them live twice and it was nothing short of spectacular. Any studio magic has been mastered and blended with a live show that will leave you with a strong sense that you may have just witnessed the greatest musical performance of your life.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dig this up now ... I bloody said NOW! September 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
You know, I only discovered this band very, very recently. I found a band I knew nothing about and took a risk. This is something I do once in a while. Often I get burned, once in a blue moon, I get lucky. When I snagged ALASKA I got very lucky. I soon returned for more from these guys, and then talk about LUCK ... a brand spanking new release a mere two weeks after I first find them. I must have been a very good boy lately. I only wish I would have found them long ago as the past few years have been missing something.

I don't want to try to get technical about this album. Make no mistake, it is a technical masterpiece and these guys are preposterously skillful musicians. But I don't want to get mired in a monologue on technicality. What you gotta love about these guys is that when you listen to different albums, there's a sense of progression, of evolution but still a constant identity. Above all else, the music is bloody heavy. It is the kind of music that'll do bad things to your pulse. Yet it's so soul shatteringly beautiful. The vocals are larynx shredding, the guitar is relentless, the drums are punishing and yet it doesn't feel cliched, it doesn't get boring ... and it's just plain gorgeous ... and quirky ... and intelligent.

And you listen to it and you think "aren't these guys supposed to put out a St. Anger by now? How far along are they in their career, didn't Korn start to get embarrassing when they were at this point?" But instead of softening in the name of "growth" they put out an album that is as merciless as ever. There is a sense of integrity to it. It's beautiful ... and ugly. It's perfect ... and wrong.

Please, do not wait for radio to introduce you to these guys. They never will.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stellar October 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Between The Buried And Me shocked the whole metal scene when in 2005 they released their monster of an album "Alaska", two years later, these giants of the prog metal genre are back again.

The record starts off with a gentle piano intro where Tommy sings very nicely, this then leads on to a series of appregios played on the keyboards just to give us a taste of what the record will be like. This then leads on flawlessly to the second part of "Foam Born" which is undoubtedly one of the heaviest tracks on the record. Here BTBAM show off their winning formula of controlled grindcore and 5/4 time signatures.

We then move into "Informal Gluttony" which sets off with an egyptian style guitar lead followed by unusual time signatures to end up in a giant sung chorus of epic proportions.

Then the drums bring us into the "Sun Of Nothing" with some amazing clean vocal parts where Tommy's deep lyrics reflect the freedom of "floating away"

Without a hint of stopping, BTBAM then launch into "Ants of The Sky" which sets off with an appregio and a thrash metal influenced riff. They then put their signature all over the song for another good 6 minutes before launching into an absolutely stellar sung bridge. The song then ends with a country riff where we can hear sounds very similar to those heard in bars.

Once again with no break, the band pummels into "prequel To The Sequel" with its unusual major key signature riff. Once again, heavy grindcore riffs and odd time signatures follow to end with one of the most epic breakdowns ever written where the guitarist from Fear Before The March Of Flames comes in for guest vocals which only increases the beauty of this song.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars btbams greatest
I cant believe ive been missing out on this album! Great musical structure and it just flows so well. Great album! A must have for anyone into prog metal!
Published 1 month ago by Douglas G Best
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy album of a must band
This is the first review I write for amazon.
I'm a guy that most of the times doesn't share my opinions out loud, but this time I just felt that I really should. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BTBAM
5.0 out of 5 stars "COLORS" Bleeds Youthful Rage Against Conformity!
WARNING: Listening to BTBAM will surely ruin every single band you listen to. They are supernova lightyears ahead of every band out there, so you better be careful. Read more
Published 4 months ago by TreeHugger JesusLover
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This album works perfectly as a whole, with each song flowing to the next and contributing just as much as the others. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Zach
5.0 out of 5 stars Colors rules
Hands down one of the best complete albums ever. My copy arrived quickly but it was slightly warped. i just put it under a stack of my other albums for a few days and viola! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sean Mortimer
3.0 out of 5 stars 2013 "Colors" Vinyl Review
Let me start off by saying that "Colors" is an amazing album and that I had never heard anything like it before. Read more
Published 6 months ago by B. Ferchaud
5.0 out of 5 stars Likely to be considered a prog-metal classic years down the road.
Between the Buried and Me is one of the best prog metal groups of the last thirteen years. While their first album was leaning more towards a metalcore record than a progressive... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Erizen826
5.0 out of 5 stars Be warned. If BTBAM is for you, your standards will be affected.
Listening to Colors and the other really strong BTBAM records will change how you listen to other music. Other guitars will just not satiate. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Clayton P. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best BTBAM Album
Anyone who is getting into BTBAM needs to listen to this album. It has become my new jogging album, as it perfectly transitions between heavy and mellow.
Published 13 months ago by KangaRuthless
5.0 out of 5 stars A tour of ideas composed into one coherent whole
A technical, musically-rich, continuous-play progressive metal album with plenty of "wall of sound" moments and plenty of unashamed divergent musical sprinklings. Read more
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