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Release date: 27 October 2009
Style: Progressive metalcore

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01. Mirrors
02. Obfuscation
03. Disease, Injury, Madness
04. Fossil Genera - A Feed From Cloud Mountain
05. Desert Of Song
06. Swim To The Moon

[Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD]
+ The Making Of The Great Misdirect
+ Bonus - Gear Walk Through
+ The Great Misdirect In 5.1 Surround Sound

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Lyrics (6)


Line-up
Tommy Rogers - vocals, keyboards
Paul Waggoner - guitars, vocals on "Desert Of Song"
Dustie "Dustball" Waring - guitars
Blake Richardson - drums
Dan Briggs - bass

Guest musicians
Chuck Johnson - vocals on "Swim To The Moon"


Additional info
Recorded June/July of 2009 at the Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jamie King. Additional engineering: Justin Johnson.
Produced by Between the Buried and Me and Jamie King.
5.1 DVD sound mixed by Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering, NY.
Photography by Chuck Johnson (BlkCld.com). Layout concept and design by Brandon Proff (BrandonProff.com).

Guest review by
MeloDeathViking

Rating:
9.0
When I first heard that Between The Buried And Me were planning on releasing a new album, there was one big question that came to mind. Could they make an album that surpassed or even rivaled Colors, an album that was so astonishingly genre bending? The Great Misdirect is the answer to that question, and it is an emphatic yes!

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published 14.02.2010 | Comments (9)

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danielllewis - 14.02.2010 at 03:27  
Rating: 9 This album kills. It sounds like colors, but a bit more organized. Colors seemed like they were trying to be experimental, but just sounded like a random mishmash of genres coming together. Here, they went about it again, and pulled it off very well.
bloodwrage - 14.02.2010 at 04:14  
Rating: 10
Written by danielllewis on 14.02.2010 at 03:27

This album kills. It sounds like colors, but a bit more organized. Colors seemed like they were trying to be experimental, but just sounded like a random mishmash of genres coming together. Here, they went about it again, and pulled it off very well.


I agree with you, but you seem to be seeing Colors in a negative light. I still think that Color's is BTBAM's best album.
danielllewis - 14.02.2010 at 06:16  
Rating: 9
Written by bloodwrage on 14.02.2010 at 04:14

Written by danielllewis on 14.02.2010 at 03:27

This album kills. It sounds like colors, but a bit more organized. Colors seemed like they were trying to be experimental, but just sounded like a random mishmash of genres coming together. Here, they went about it again, and pulled it off very well.


I agree with you, but you seem to be seeing Colors in a negative light. I still think that Color's is BTBAM's best album.


I already said why I don't like colours, so it doesn't need further explanation. Sure it's a good album, but alaska is still my favourite from these guys.
Dangerboner - 16.02.2010 at 05:17  
Rating: 8 I didn't bother to check this out until today, because I was really disappointed with Colors and sorta lost interest with the band, but this album really surprised me. It's more direct, less random, and the long instrumental towards the end of the album blew me away.
tea[m]ster - 02.05.2010 at 22:11  
Rating: 7
Written by Dangerboner on 16.02.2010 at 05:17

I didn't bother to check this out until today, because I was really disappointed with Colors and sorta lost interest with the band, but this album really surprised me. It's more direct, less random, and the long instrumental towards the end of the album blew me away.


Agreed. I like this album much better than Colors...kinda weird tho, it "sounds" alot like Colors but in a different way...
BloodTears - 05.06.2010 at 19:03  
Rating: 9 They remind of Cynic a lot, here and there in this album. I wonder if they are an inspiration for them? Anyway, they certainly go there.
Entropic Silence - 26.06.2010 at 06:49  
Rating: 10 Given that I don't like the way this vocalist screams I was pleasantly surprised by this album. Good stuff. Second half of 'Disease, Injury, Madness' is amazing
Fat & Sassy! - 21.03.2011 at 22:30  
Rating: 8 This is a lot more focused than Colors. If they keep getting better with each release, their next album should be pretty awesome. =3
infernaldeath87 - 05.08.2011 at 03:43  
Rating: 9 SWIM TO THE MOON
Regolith - 24.09.2011 at 23:57  
Rating: 8 This album is a step down from 'Colors'. 'Colors' flowed and had purpose, this one seems lost and misguided. The first track proves this: as it starts out, i'm thinking, "Yes, here it comes! ..." but then they drag the boring riff out and the flow was gone. I felt like this about most of the album. Of course, technically speaking they still killed it.
NocturnalStalker - 23.01.2013 at 17:24  
Rating: 9 After listening to "Colors" back in 2007 I fell in love with this band's music, which was surprising considering my general dislike towards metalcore. But to me the music of Between The Buried And Me seemed to be more progressive than metalcore that's why I really enjoyed it.
This album didn't disappoint me either. While it didn't strike me as hard as "Colors" after the initial listen, I was able to appreciate its attractive points after some time. At times the music on "The Great Misdirect" reminds me of Cynic, at times - of Opeth and clean vocals on "Swim to the Moon" even remind me of Enslaved. Those are all my favourite bands so, I guess, it's another reason for me liking this album.
Dentura - 20.04.2013 at 02:49  
Rating: 8 I think I like this album even more than Colors, but then again only slightly. Great follow-up!
Frank Comstock - 18.10.2014 at 11:47  
Rating: 9 It's growing on me. The drums in particular is what I like; Blake Richardson is sorely underrated as a drummer, if the lack of attention he gets seems to be true.

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