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Release date: 18 September 2007
Style: Progressive metalcore

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01. Foam Born (A) The Backtrack
02. (B) The Decade Of Statues
03. Informal Gluttony
04. Sun Of Nothing
05. Ants Of The Sky
06. Prequel To The Sequel
07. Viridian
08. White Walls

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The past Between The Buried And Me albums saw the band slowly improving on their trademark style, honing their skills in small iterations and progressively becoming more interesting. Alaska, with its intelligent song writing and occasional bursts of genius, already seemed like it could be the pinnacle of the band's evolution; however, this is just because we haven't heard Colors at that point. It only takes the first two minutes of this album to completely shatter all expectations and leave the listener wide eyed and with a gaping chasm where their mouth used to be.

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published 17.04.2008 | Comments (29)

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missionmetal - 23.03.2010 at 03:01  
Rating: 9 White walls. Thats all you really need to say.
cizte - 27.02.2011 at 07:49  
Rating: 10 White walls White WALLS WHITE WAAALLS!!!
Regolith - 24.09.2011 at 23:32  
Rating: 10 This is one of the best progressive metal albums ever; a second generation 'Images and Words'. 'Colors' is definately a front-to-back album: every riff, every drum fill - all of it is spot-on. BTBAM blends tasteful melodies with nasty metal riffs; simple elements with extremely complex parts (without being over-the-top). 'Informal Gluttony' is a personal favorite, a track that is as close to straight-forward as BTBAM gets but still packed full of loops and twists and turns.
Theberzerker - 10.11.2011 at 06:50  
Rating: 10 Ants of the Sky is my favorite!

FUcking perfect!
Theberzerker - 10.11.2011 at 06:50  
Rating: 10 Ants of the Sky is my favorite!

FUcking perfect!
infernaldeath87 - 18.05.2012 at 14:51  
Rating: 10 I'M FLOATING TOWARDS THE SUN!
Megadeth88 - 19.07.2012 at 00:04  
Rating: 9 They say I'm a space man... ^_^
DavidBurns - 12.08.2012 at 16:50  
Rating: 9 Between the Buried and Me's best album, they have yet to top this masterpiece, with the two releases since. Second favourite album of all time. Got to love how everything on this album flows together there is even managed to put in a hoe down.

sleep on, fly on... in your mind you can fly
Timmeh - 22.09.2012 at 12:18  
Rating: 10 I could probably write an entire book on this album and why I think it's so bloody good. Best. Album. Ever. (except for maybe Pink Floyd's tDSotM)
LeKiwi - 03.12.2012 at 13:48  
Rating: 9 All the melodic portions of the songs are brilliant and original.

However, every time they attempt "brutality" to appease their simple-minded fan base, their riffs become mindless and the low growls destroy the atmosphere and sound amateur.

Sounds similar to adding low-quality metalcore to something along the lines of Opeth or Leprous.
Unhealer - 03.12.2012 at 16:33  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 03.12.2012 at 13:48

However, every time they attempt "brutality" to appease their simple-minded fan base, their riffs become mindless and the low growls destroy the atmosphere and sound amateur.


So "brutal" music is just for simple-minded listeners, whatever that means? That's very elitist from your part.
Lit. - 03.12.2012 at 17:15  
 
Written by Unhealer on 03.12.2012 at 16:33

Written by LeKiwi on 03.12.2012 at 13:48

However, every time they attempt "brutality" to appease their simple-minded fan base, their riffs become mindless and the low growls destroy the atmosphere and sound amateur.


So "brutal" music is just for simple-minded listeners, whatever that means? That's very elitist from your part.

Not to mention untrue.
LeKiwi - 04.12.2012 at 03:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 03.12.2012 at 17:15

Written by Unhealer on 03.12.2012 at 16:33

Written by LeKiwi on 03.12.2012 at 13:48

However, every time they attempt "brutality" to appease their simple-minded fan base, their riffs become mindless and the low growls destroy the atmosphere and sound amateur.


So "brutal" music is just for simple-minded listeners, whatever that means? That's very elitist from your part.

Not to mention untrue.


Probably worth mentioning that my statement was interpreted incorrectly. Notice I put brutality in inverted commas, indicating that their attempt was flawed. Their "brutality" aspect is primitive and is out of context. Properly executed brutality can be integrated such that the music flows and does not, in this case, lose it's complexity and atmosphere.

I'm simply stating that I feel they slide in some heavier parts (which lack thought imo) in order to for those that can only appreciate "brutal" music to enjoy their songs.
Lit. - 04.12.2012 at 03:26  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 04.12.2012 at 03:19

Probably worth mentioning that my statement was interpreted incorrectly. Notice I put brutality in inverted commas, indicating that their attempt was flawed. Their "brutality" aspect is primitive and is out of context. Properly executed brutality can be integrated such that the music flows and does not, in this case, lose it's complexity and atmosphere.

I'm simply stating that I feel they slide in some heavier parts (which lack thought imo) in order to for those that can only appreciate "brutal" music to enjoy their songs.

Seems you misinterpeted my statement as well, since that is entirely untrue. It's quite the opposite effect that BTBAM put on here. They focus all their technique on the "brutal" aspects, I've always interpeted the softer parts (like the poppish sound in Sun of Nothing and the soft vocalization in Informal Gluttony) to be preformed as a show of skill and versitality that the band has. Regardless, BTBAM perform to apex ability on this album, soft or brutal.
LeKiwi - 04.12.2012 at 03:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 04.12.2012 at 03:26

Written by LeKiwi on 04.12.2012 at 03:19

Probably worth mentioning that my statement was interpreted incorrectly. Notice I put brutality in inverted commas, indicating that their attempt was flawed. Their "brutality" aspect is primitive and is out of context. Properly executed brutality can be integrated such that the music flows and does not, in this case, lose it's complexity and atmosphere.

I'm simply stating that I feel they slide in some heavier parts (which lack thought imo) in order to for those that can only appreciate "brutal" music to enjoy their songs.

Seems you misinterpeted my statement as well, since that is entirely untrue. It's quite the opposite effect that BTBAM put on here. They focus all their technique on the "brutal" aspects, I've always interpeted the softer parts (like the poppish sound in Sun of Nothing and the soft vocalization in Informal Gluttony) to be preformed as a show of skill and versitality that the band has. Regardless, BTBAM perform to apex ability on this album, soft or brutal.


To some extent I agree that some songs are based are the heavy sounds, but not all the heavy sections are detrimental to the quality. The one's which incorporate melody or groove into the riffing reflect music effort. The remaining distorted parts (e.g. the start of (B) The Decade of Statues) are ultimately generic and I view them as filler. Listen to Ants of the Sky, there are a myriad of considerably well thought out heavy riffs, barring a few such as the one from the 5 minute mark to 5:23.
Unhealer - 04.12.2012 at 04:58  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 04.12.2012 at 03:19

Probably worth mentioning that my statement was interpreted incorrectly. Notice I put brutality in inverted commas, indicating that their attempt was flawed. Their "brutality" aspect is primitive and is out of context. Properly executed brutality can be integrated such that the music flows and does not, in this case, lose it's complexity and atmosphere.


Oh ok, got it. I don't feel those sections as such over here though, I'm all good with the band going for some simple sections at times so they don't overload the songs with melodic/harmonic complexity, which bothers me sometimes. Also, they have lots of sections during the songs, so a few seconds of generic hardcore riffing don't bother me at all.
Anyway, I remember that in my first listens I though something like that, that the songs were just chaos with interesting parts placed in between Now it's among the few records I consider perfect.
LeKiwi - 04.12.2012 at 10:32  
Rating: 9
Written by Unhealer on 04.12.2012 at 04:58

Written by LeKiwi on 04.12.2012 at 03:19

Probably worth mentioning that my statement was interpreted incorrectly. Notice I put brutality in inverted commas, indicating that their attempt was flawed. Their "brutality" aspect is primitive and is out of context. Properly executed brutality can be integrated such that the music flows and does not, in this case, lose it's complexity and atmosphere.


Oh ok, got it. I don't feel those sections as such over here though, I'm all good with the band going for some simple sections at times so they don't overload the songs with melodic/harmonic complexity, which bothers me sometimes. Also, they have lots of sections during the songs, so a few seconds of generic hardcore riffing don't bother me at all.
Anyway, I remember that in my first listens I though something like that, that the songs were just chaos with interesting parts placed in between Now it's among the few records I consider perfect.


Hopefully a few more spins and I might be able to appreciate the songs as wholes rather than segments Similarly when I started to listen to metal, I despised anything but clean singing. Then tolerance led to enjoyment of growls...strange how perceptions evolve

In any case, I simply wish that all the heavy parts would be melodic and groovy, not necessarily complex. However, considering my musical taste, this probably isn't applicable to everyone....
Dentura - 06.02.2013 at 03:54  
Rating: 8 It took me a VERY long time to warm up to BTBAM, since I was so stubborn towards any music with any trace of metalcore period, but once I bought this album, that's all been changed for the better, this band goes above and beyond all the typical metalcore artists. Awesome album, Ants in the Sky is probably my favorite, if not White Walls.
Timmeh - 09.03.2013 at 07:45  
Rating: 10 Found a more colorful version of Colors, thought it looked pretty cool.

MaiSweettShaadow - 24.03.2013 at 23:47  
Rating: 10 Best Metalcore album ever, the level on this is epic.
gnirpz - 02.08.2013 at 23:45  
Rating: 10 Where's the 11/10 button?
esw1026 - 30.08.2013 at 02:58  
Rating: 8 This albums was great. But, now I think that the parallax ii: future sequence is a better album compared to this album...

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