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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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A Crimson Mellotron
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4 stars An amazing way to celebrate one of their classic albums - Between the Buried and Me returned in 2021 with a surprise in the face of the new album 'Colors II', a direct sequel to their 2007 classic album named 'Colors', a record that had taken the metal world by storm and is still the subject of amazement and amuse, with its technical prowess, versatility, and adventurous nature. Some fourteen years later the even more seasoned band deliver a no less intriguing, powerful, and vibrant piece of carefully curated work, precise calculations and straight-to-the-point delivery, both in terms of instrumentality and vocal performance.

'Colors II' sits beautifully among the other stellar albums released by the Raleigh, North Carolina-native band - some majestic heavy passages intertwined with their instrumental wizardry and unexpected twists and turns, warped through the band's muscular and progressive vision full of mind-melting riffs and gracious melodies. The versatility that the band is so well-known for is once again present all throughout and this album truly gives out all the ideas one might be willing to get from a BTBAM record, the band is definitely in full-power mode and the result is one of the mightiest records of the year.

It is always very difficult to take out highlights from their records, because they are usually one big piece spread across different smaller compositions. However, while keeping in mind that each piece brings its own character to the table and plays an important role in the entire image and experience of the album, among the more impressive songs one might find 'The Double Helix of Extinction', 'Revolution in Limbo', 'Fix the Error' with the quadruple drum solo, 'Never Seen/Future Shock' and 'The Future is Behind Us'. Of course, whichever your favorites might be, a fact that is undisputable is that this record is fantastic, incredibly well performed, cerebrally creative, and exquisitely adventurous - and this is why it deserves your attention!

A Crimson Mellotron | 4/5 |


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