Colors review by Between the Buried and Me

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  • Released: Sep 18, 2007
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.7 (336 votes)
Between the Buried and Me: Colors
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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.

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    thebacktrack
    best album in a long time for this genre, you dont get many remarkable bands like these guys. they come around once every so often, and pure talent is whats displayed here ants of the sky, by far favorite track
    Hexagram
    this is an amazing cd and unless something remarkable comes out in the remaining 3 months of this year, this is definitely going to be album of the year. The opening vocal/piano segment is simply haunting. Of course, the entire cd is a work of art. I can't get enough Between the Buried and Me. For a band that consist of individuals that are so young, there can only be far more better things to come from them
    Silky Smooth
    I picked up the album on a recommendation from a friend. I've never heard the band before. After giving about 3 listens through now I really dig it. Great musicians and awesome array of sounds. really talented band that executes what they want to get across VERY well. 8/10 from me
    thirdeye_15
    yet another amazzing release by the masterminds BTBAM, theres nothing to say seems like everyone knos wats up with this cd