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Between The Buried and Me - Colors

cbrickhouse   (1797 reviews)

Posted: 08/23/2007 | Comments: 91 | Rate:

So before I review this I will give a rundown on my previous reviews of this band.

S/T - I have liked this album from the day I first heard it and still listen to it this day, Nuff said.

Silent Circus - it was a decent effort but not nearly as tight as the first one. Seemed like they may have been trying a little too hard.

The Anatomy Of - it was only a cover album but I think they did a decent job on all the covers, especially the Pink Floyd cover.

Alaska - I thought Alaska was their most solid release to date, pretty damn good.

Well, with all that said, I'll be the first to say that this album blows all their previous efforts right the fuck away. This is a masterpiece, an epic adventure of musical madness. It might was well be one song, the way the transitions are arranged. Usually that means boring, but this album is so far from boring it's insane.

They take their prog influence to a whole new level, and come together as a band to compose seemless technical melodies while retaining the heaviness of the music. This is better than almost every tech metal album I've heard lately, that's for sure.

There's only 8 songs but that really doesn't matter. The songs change tempo and direction so many times that it stays interesting the entire length of the album. Also, most of the non-into/intertlude songs are over 5 minutes long and some as long as almost 15 minutes.

I'd say my favorite track is number 4 (Sun Of Nothing) , which includes a strange part that sounds like something out of a trippy 70s animated movie, surrounded by intricate song structures and the breakdowns that their old fans will appreciate. But even their breakdowns are different than anything I've ever heard, they take them to a whole new level.

The heaviest song on here also the longest - "White Walls". This is where most of the ear pummeling takes place. The 15 minutes just fly by.

If you are an old fan of theirs and have been disheartened by their last few efforts, you must check this out. Or, if you just like innovative amazing music, this is something you need to hear. Check out the free Mp3's below.

Track Listing
1. Foam Born:The Backtrack (2:13)
2. The Decade Of Statues (5:20)
3. Informal Gluttony (6:47)
4. Sun Of Nothing (10:59)
5. Ants Of The Sky (13:10)
6. Prequel To The Sequel (8:36)
7. Viridian (2:51)
8. White Walls (14:13)

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Comments
breeze 'em out
21,316 Posts
33/M/NY
tech metal king crimson. love it.
penis so hard
4,367 Posts
28/M/NA
my fav. album of btbam.

its all amazing.

very good review.
I have no legs!
1 Posts
10/M/NA
yeah nice album of btbam



vanilla gorilla
211,686 Posts
38/M/PA
it's stuck in constant rotation
penis so hard
4,367 Posts
28/M/NA
ive listened it 20+ times since sunday
EarthsAColdDeadPla
131 Posts
29/M/AZ
you have to be completely retarded to think their 1st s/t cd is better then silent circus ...the 1st cd is fuckin gnarly but thats just rediculous. Even the band members themselves talk about how they have tons of crap they are upset about with the s/t because they only had like 1 day or night to record it. Silent circus is produced and mastered 10 times better and sounds so solid and mordecai is a fucking masterpiece in itself ...i have no clue what you are thinking with the trying too hard bullcrap... with that said i cant wait to get this cd... and see them again for like 3rd time next month ...
vanilla gorilla
211,686 Posts
38/M/PA
how about you eat my ass. it's called "my opinion". and in my opinion, silent circus was weak.

and this review isn't of fucking silent circus. it's about colors. so stay on topic you ingrate.
tortiteniphates
26,685 Posts
29/M/CA
The hardest thing about writing review is to be unbiased; regardless of your standpoint on something.
vanilla gorilla
211,686 Posts
38/M/PA
fuckin newjacks trying to tell me how to write my own opinions.
embarrassed for y
20,661 Posts
38/M/PA
these treacks you posted are so freaking amazing. unbelievable
penis so hard
4,367 Posts
28/M/NA
at the and of the prequel the sequel, tommy does a different scream style.
like more hardcore i guess.
tortiteniphates
26,685 Posts
29/M/CA
Tommy has one of the best clean singing voices ever.
tortiteniphates
26,685 Posts
29/M/CA
A little past the halfway point, and this blows Alaska away.
penis so hard
4,367 Posts
28/M/NA
he also has a solo project named giles.
i found some songs.
thats also great.
Seamless
2,945 Posts
31/M/NC
Originally posted by:TDevil182

Tommy has one of the best clean singing voices ever.



At first listen I didn't like the clean singing. But only a few bands can pull it off and this is one of the top 3 at least.

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