Sound — 10
Between the Buried and Me are one of the most revolutionary bands of this decade and probably of all time. Their innovation and courage to go places that others will not go with their music makes them one of the most respected groups around. Their sound is near indescribable, going from pure death metal chaos to jazz to Middle-Eastern inspired sounds and also South American influences. The overall sound that comes from this album screams at you with full brutality and then can slowly soothe you almost to sleep before repeating the process. Song after song the whole album never gets old and seems to suck you in and never let you go.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are very different in each song and always leave the listener to create their own interpretations, but also have interpretations that the band knows and gladly share with anyone who can truly understand it. The themes go from making yourself a better person to condemning the social standard of our everyday lives. They have outdone themselves in every way lyric-wise and show that they have matured very much along the way.
Overall Impression — 9
Colors takes every thing that is great about all of their earlier albums, pumps them up on steroids, gives them a cannon, and lets the music blow everyone away. This is a musical masterpeice and is in the same rank as albums such as Dark Side of the Moon and Black Sabbath's first album. This is a great album in every way and I recommend it to everyone that wants something new in this cookie-cutter world of current music.