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THE GREAT MISDIRECT

Between The Buried And Me

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.04 | 201 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
4 stars While not as strong as the fantastic Colors, The Great Misdirect is still just as crazy, if not more crazy, yes the songs may be more structured and more stright forward than the last album, but to me it just seemed like they were trying to make another Colors and i was ever so slightly disappointed.

I was hoping that they would take it in a different direction, bt it just seemed to samey same, and im not a big fan of that, there are some great standout songs on this album though, the start of FOSSIL GENERA - A FEED FROM CLOUD MOUNTAIN was just wierd and sounded like a very bad musical number gone wrong, DESERT OF SONG i just didnt like at all and thought the vocals were rather whiney, having said that the standout tracks made up for it DISEASE, INJURY, MADNESS being the best song on this collection with a really cool mid section that reminded me of Dream Theater's 'A Nightmare To Remember' and there was a cool hardcore punk sounding section in the final song SWIM TO THE MOON that also had a cool Mars Volta like section in the middle as well. The musicmanship on this album is just as good as Colors as well again making up for the not so great songs, at least they were played well;

Mirrors - 7/10 Obfuscation - 8/10 Disease, Injury, Madness - 10/10 Fossil Genera ? A Feed from Cloud Mountain - 8/10 Desert of Song - 5/10 Swim to the Moon - 9/10

My Conclusion? if your new to this band and want to check them out, i would buy Colors first before picking up this one, still a decent album though.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |

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