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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.11 | 465 ratings

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King Brimstone
5 stars - Review #4 -

Between The Buried And Me's fourth album, Colors, blew everyone's mind, for the good or the bad. Colors is considered by many (including me) as Between The Buried And Me's breakthrough album. It was in this record when they really started to show their claws and proclaimed themselves as the most innovative progressive metal band since Dream Theater. It isn't really an easy title to obtain, and their three previous prove that: Good, but not astonishing or incredible in anyway. Still, you could tell this band had a lot of potential. And Colors came to prove that they, indeed, had a lot of potential.

With a very wide musical spectrum, you could tell each member of this band wanted to show they could do absolutely anything within progressive metal. From metal core, to progressive rock, to indo-prog, to progressive metal, to gospel rock... the list almost endlessly goes on. And since we're talking about Between The Buried And Me, musical execution and technicality is top notch.

The album is made out of eight tracks, although the continuity and flow between the make them feel like a one hour song. While there's songs like The Backtrack and Viridian that serve as bridges between tracks, some others like Sun Of Nothing, Ants Of The Sky, Prequel To The Sequel and the closer White Walls have the whole band doing their best to impress everyone with the dynamism and complexity of each of those tracks, and I must say they truly achieved it.

This album can be a tough nut to digest, specially if you're not into growls. If you are, however, then get ready for some of the most impressive music you will ever hear. I will give this album a very well deserved five star rating. Colors is Between The Buried And Me's first grand work.

King Brimstone | 5/5 |


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