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All Music Guide - Dave Donnelly
Somewhat of an anomaly on the otherwise more conservative, pop-punk and hardcore oriented Victory Records label, Between the Buried and Me play a progressive style of extreme metal that attempts to incorporate a wide range of styles and moods alongside its staple diet of death and power metal. To their credit, with Colors, they manage the transitions very well: frenetic, thrashy riffs are seamlessly traded for thumping metalcore breakdowns, while death grunts and growls sit well alongside soft melodic vocal lines and dense, Porcupine Tree-aping harmonies. Opener "Foam Born, Pt. A: The Backtrack" marries sappy '70s rock piano schlock with furious tapped guitar textures, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Donnelly
Somewhat of an anomaly on the otherwise more conservative, pop-punk and hardcore oriented Victory Records label, Between the Buried and Me play a progressive style of extreme metal that attempts to incorporate a wide range of styles and moods alongside its staple diet of death and power metal. To their credit, with Colors, they manage the transitions very well: frenetic, thrashy riffs are seamlessly traded for thumping metalcore breakdowns, while death grunts and growls sit well alongside soft melodic vocal lines and dense, Porcupine Tree-aping harmonies. Opener "Foam Born, Pt. A: The Backtrack" marries sappy '70s rock piano schlock with furious tapped guitar textures, flowing seamlessly into the aggressive death metal riffing of "Foam Born, Pt. B: The Decade of Statues" and centerpiece "Informal Gluttony." Each of the eight tracks is designed to flow into the next, creating the impression of a continuously evolving piece rather than a collection of tracks, but it's a mixed bag musically. At times the creativity and emotional lure of the material is enchanting, but too often Between the Buried and Me force a constant stream of evolving riffs it is primarily a guitarist's album instead of exploring the full depth of the original idea. The effect is less of continuous evolution, than a constant stream of promising and half-baked ideas, and in this instance the color of monotony is rarely too far away.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Victory Records
  • UPC: 746105035126
  • Catalog Number: 351
  • Sales rank: 10,431

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Between the Buried and Me Primary Artist
Paul Andrew Waggoner Guitar, Group Member
Graham Bennett Didjeridu
Blake Richardson Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Tommy Rogers Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Dan Briggs Bass, Group Member
Dustie Waring Guitar, Group Member
Adam Fisher Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Jamie King Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Between the Buried and Me Composer, Producer, Audio Production
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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    The perfect album

    Some bands never achieve perfection. Other bands achieve it for part of a song or several songs. BtBM achieved it for this entire album. My wife does not like metal. She will sit down and listen to the entire thing (or watch the DVD) with me any time I like. I have a buddy at my old job who was 61 or 62 at the time I let him listen to this album (about 3 years ago). He went out and bought everything this band has ever played... and he doesn't like metal! He's been playing bass for over 40 years and he said that this was easily in his top 10 favorite albums of all time!

    To me, they just achieved perfection. I still pick this album up after 4 years or more since I first heard it and enjoy it as much as I did the first time. Perfection. Thanks BtBM!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happy to have music like this exist

    1st off.. it's necessary for me to say that if Heaven exists, I don't want to go unless I can get the new BtBam CD there. 2nd off.. once you buy this CD, I'm a firm believer to listen to it with headphones uninterrupted from start to finish. It's easy to pick my favorite song.. all of them. White Walls is beautifully viscious. The climax is the 2nd half of the 14 minute song. I was so happy to hear the bassist got a shining moment in Viridian. I'd hate to give away secrets from this, I laughed listening to it (mid Ants of the Sky), wanted to weep, and gets adrenaline going throughout this release. There are soaring moments in each track, and Ants of the Sky has colossal triumpant guitars. Your life will be more rich with this in your music library. I'm so excited with metal releases to come, since BtBaM kinda reinvented the recipe for what music can sound like. Thank you guys for making me feel like I'm on an African safari in "Informal Gluttony", thank you for the demented clown hospital feel in Prequel to the Sequel.. thanks for the guest vocals, too. Thanks for all the inspiration..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Album of the Year

    Between the Buried and Me is probably the most under recognized band around. People brush them off as just another metal act whose lyrics are unintelligible and whose instrumentals are jumbled. They couldn't be more wrong. I would firmly stand by the statement that Colors is the best album of 2007. The CD is 1 hr, 4 minutes, and 21 seconds long and it holds your attention through all 8 songs. I will throw on the CD and start at "Foam Born (A)" and the next thing I know, I'm listening to "White Walls" feeling as though little or no time at all has passed. Each song blends almost flawlessly into the next. BtBaM showcase their talents most in "Ants of the Sky," a song that switches genre about 3 times. If you haven't heard this album or heard of this band, you are missing out on something phenomenal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    go buy BTBAM's new cd colors!

    between the buried me's new cd is amazing to say the least. they are so versatile, at one minute in this cd they will sound mellow then the next minute they will be completely breaking it down. this cd is only 8 tracks but it is 60 minutes+ long. even the longest song on here [14:13] grabs you the whole time and doesnt let up. this cd is still heavy as btbam ever has been yet is so different and amazing, you must buy it now!

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