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THE GREAT MISDIRECT

Between The Buried And Me

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.04 | 291 ratings

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icosahedron
5 stars First of all, I have been listening to BTBAM for about 5 years because my friend was into metal and stuff... Im not a huge metal fan, but always could appreciate BTBAM. I've seen them live at least 6 times, but I never could get 100% into the music, seemed to cold and calculated, didn't flow enough for me. I started to get more into them with Alaska and Colors and loved the direction they were headed in, but still couldn't enjoy the songs 100%....

Now with the Great Misdirect, I was blown away...i had to listen to it about 3-4 times for it all to sink in, but when it did...i was just in awe, not just with the musicianship, but with everything as a whole. I love every single song, it feels very organic, and to me that is important. it doesnt seem forced at all, as colors, for me, did at times. i'm not going to review each and every track individually. however, i think this is easily the best album released within the past couple years. the direction they are headed in is unprecedented...and who knows where they will take it from here...i mean they are so young. the oldest member is paul waggoner at 30, and amazingly blake is only 25. most bands creating this caliber of music are at least ten years older than they are. I have listened to this album at least 15 times, and it keeps getting better and better each time i listen to it.

I wasn't expecting this album to be much more than a more pretentious colors...but it's different in the sense that it is more advanced and evolved. To my surprise, BTBAM has taken a quantum leap forward from their previous works, and I most certainly feel this is a masterpiece and worthy of a five- star rating.

icosahedron | 5/5 |

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