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COLORS

Between The Buried And Me

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.95 | 271 ratings

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preqT0THEseq7
5 stars The first BTBAM I heard was Alaska. Colors absolutely blew it out of the water. Before I heard Colors, I thought BTBAM was just a good Metalcore band. After hearing Colors, you cannot categorize them as Metalcore anymore. They incorporate various different types of music into this masterpiece. Ranging from Death Metal to Jazz.

1. Foam Born (A) The Backtrack - Starts out soft, then builds up to the typical BTBAM Metalcore sound. This intrigues me to keep listening.

2. (B) The Decade of Statues - Starts out heavy, with a breakdown. Progresses into slower melodic things, and then goes right back into the heavy stuff. Towards the end of the song there are some great guitar lines. Foam Born as a whole is a great song.

3. Informal Gluttony - My least favorite song on the album. Starts out with that Middle Eastern sound and then gradually gets heavier. This song for the most part is straight Metalcore with the exception of the one repeating soft section.

4. Sun of Nothing - Absolutely awesome song. This song has many different musical contrasts that all move swiftly into the next.

5. Ants of the Sky - Arguably the most technical song the band has ever written. This song contains many catchy guitar lines as well as a beautiful jazz solo. After that, it goes into a bluegrass section (which I was not expecting at all). The song ends with one of the catchy guitar lines from earlier in the song.

6. Prequel to the Sequel - This song starts out with one of the best intro riffs I have ever heard. It has a couple of catchy guitar lines and one awesome section in which it sounds like an accordion (but Tommy is probably just doing it with an effect on his keyboard), this section features Adam Fisher doing dual vocals with Tommy.

7. Viridian - Bass solo, pretty much just a transition.

8. White Walls - A great conclusion to the album. White Walls is a very exciting song with many different sections. There are great guitar solos towards the end. The album ends on a soft note with some piano.

Another interesting thing about Colors is that all of the tracks go smoothly into each other, it is like one giant song. Even White Walls goes back into Foam Born smoothly.

Bottom Line: Colors is an outstanding album, the best of 2007 in my opinion.

preqT0THEseq7 | 5/5 |

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