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THE GREAT MISDIRECT

Between The Buried And Me

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.04 | 291 ratings

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DASistGrantTeeL
5 stars The Great Misdirect is a great album which came as a bit of a shock since the single, Obfuscation, was less than good. As I began to actually listen to the record I found the track to be actually perfect for the dynamic of the album and helped throw you around till you arnt really sure what you're listening to (it took me about three spins till I found my footing and began to properly understand this masterpiece of a record).

From track two onwards the album starts to take shape as a much more eclectic Between The Buried And Me, also BTBAM has taken on alot of evident classic prog influences from the space jams of Pink Floyd to the methodical madness of Gentle Giant. The band sounds much smoother than on colors (I know it sounds crazy but it's the truth) and the musicianship is far superior to any of their peers, as well as anything they've done in the past.

The closing track Swim To The Moon is brilliant, brutal, and suprisingly beautiful spaning over 18 minutes it's suprising that the band has become so eclectic, and the singing is far better a lot less growling and a lot more real singing.

I highly recommend this album, it's definitly my pick for 2009's album of the year.

DASistGrantTeeL | 5/5 |

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