Sound — 10
If anyone is familiar with BTBAM's previous releases (self-titled, The Silent Cirus and Alaska) and was expecting something pretty much the same will be surprised by colors. The band personally described the album as "adult contempory proggressive death metal" which is pretty much the only way to describe it. After I saw the studio update on youtube, I thought it sounded like it was going to be another alaska, but I was wrong. The album is actually a 64 minute long song cut in to 7 song which take up 8 tracks (one of them is two parts). The music itself is overwhelming, it is more of a musical experience then a tradintional album.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics on this album are really well written an cover a range of topics but seem to revolve around humanity. The last song on the album "White Walls" is pure lyrical genius, I believe that it is talking about their growth as a band and individual musicians and how it seems that people are trying to become musicians for the fame and money no tfor the love of the music. This line really struck me "This is all we have when we die/It's what's left of us when we die/We will be remembered for this." The singer is also quite skilled he can deliver very powerful screams and growls while still having an almost haunting clean voice.
Overall Impression — 10
This album does not compare to anythin gelse I have ever heard in my life, it ranges from death metal to country, it feels so different compared to other BTBAM albums but I can still without a doubt recognise that it is them. The most impressive song on the album is the album itself, but since that doesnt't really count probably ants of the sky, prequel to the sequel and white walls. If this was lost or stolen I would buy it again even if it the price was riduculusly higher then when I forst bought it.