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Album of the year for me.
I resisted listening to Between the Buried and Me for a long time, as their name and their presence on Victory records suggested a cut rate metallic hardcore band, most likely with irritating "emotional" tendencies. It's probably a good thing that I didn't listen to them early on, as though their first two LPs are more impressive than my initial suspicions would suggest, they aren't remarkable either, and may have prevented me from checking out their more recent material. (Though, honestly, I've not given them as full of a listen as I should, as I bought their output in a flurry and couldn't help but focus on "Colors" and "Alaska.") Fortunately "Alaska" proved to be an artistic breakthrough, and a remarkable release, combining brute but intricate technical metalcore and death metal with numerous unexpected and melodic influences, all without blunting the overall intensity. With "Colors" BtBaM doubled down, writing a 64 minute epic that increased the sophistication of the core metal elements while expanding the outside influences as well. The final result is one of the densest metal albums ever recorded, a truly labyrinthine composition that rarely repeats itself and which refuses to dwell on any idea for long.Read more ›
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.
I had to choose their absolute best, it would be Colors. It is such an excellent album, and an
perfect place to start if you are interested in Between The Buried And Me. I think anyone that
enjoys all the sub-genres of Progressive Rock will find something to love in Colors. It contains
excellent musicianship, dueling clean and growl vocals, and pure chaos wound up in a nice bow. Sure
tracks like Ants Of The Sky or Prequel To The Sequel have their brutal moments, but the organized
craziness is just so infectious. If you do not like their sound at all, that can be understood as
it is an acquired taste. However, the talent level is so evident, and the compositions are so
varied that you will always be guessing. I do not think you can find anything more original than
Colors, and that innovation is needed in today's musical landscape. This gets my highest
recommendation, and anyone that loves Progressive Metal and Progressive rock should give it a go.
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I very seldom feel obligated to support an album by writing a review to get more people to listen to it. This album is my only exception. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
If a truly genius mind were to translate their stream of consciousness into the medium of sound; this is what came out.
In my top 5 albums ever
Arrived early, which was perfect for my husbands birthday. Considering BTBAM is his favorite band and Colors is his favorite album, he loves it!Published 4 months ago by Heather
I am going to be dead serious here. I just absolutely love this album from start to finish and it has been one of my favorite progressive metal albums ever since I first bought it... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeremy Brackeen
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