Sound — 10
BTBAM are one of the most talented bands around, and consistently produce good records. Its clear they work very very hard, and put a lot of effort into their music, and it pays off, this album is possibly their best yet. I think every member plays at least two instruments, and the musical integrity is hard to beat. This album is no different, and a few experiments (intro to Fossil Genera... anybody?) are thrown in, making this album an epic in progressive metal terms. I don't like the genre bashing that people like to do nowadays, but this band encompasses just about every feeling, and they do it very well.
Lyrics — 9
Each song is about a different person I believe, and the lyrics provide varying themes, politics to suicide etc as far as I can tell. However, the lyrics are in no way generic, they are fresh and interesting and delivered with such power by Tommy Rogers. The vocals suit the music very well, and this is hard to do with such varied music, not just in one album, but one song! Impressive, however the tiniest thing is the sometimes overpowering musicality, but then I guess this is no bad thing!
Overall Impression — 10
BTBAM have only got better with this album, and colors was hard to beat. The music is more progressive, and each song is perfectly produced and written. As ever, Dusty and Paul are stunning as ever, with Dan providing some much need talent in the world of modern music. Blake is one of the tightest drummers in the business, and Tommy gives one of his best performances yet. This is really impressive stuff. Swim to the moon is perhaps my favoutite song, combining all of the best things of BTBAM in one song. I payed more than I should have for this album (hard to get hold of in Aberystwyth) but I would happily pay it again.