Thursday, April 14, 2011

Between the Buried and Me

I have been listening to Between the Buried and Me for about four years now, and they are definitely in my top favorite bands of all time.  When I was younger I went through a stage where I would only listen to hardcore/metalcore music, and this is the only band that I still like from that era of music.  I think what puts BTBAM above the rest is how technical and progressive they are.  Their songs are constructed masterpieces, each and every one of them.  The first album I listened to by them was Alaska, which featured songs such as Selkies: The Endless Obsession, All Bodies, and of course Alaska.  BTBAM took it to a whole new level with their next album, colors.  Colors is one of the most mindblowing albums I've ever listened to. Each song weaves in and out of genres, progressions, builds-ups, breakdowns, and everything else in between.  Not to mention half of the songs on the album exceen 10 minutes in legnth, something that is unheard of in the music world.  Colors was released in 2007, two years later the bands next album came out: The Great Misdirect.  I am going to be honest, I didn't like this album at first.  It took me until the first time I listened to it all the way through to really appreciate it, and might I say, I think this album surpasses colors in everyway.  The album ends with the song Swim To The Moon which has one of the best and most suspensfull buildups for a breakdown I've ever heard.  Overall, BTBAM is forever going to be in my heart as one of the greatest bands ever, filled with the greatest musicians ever.  I leave you with Selkies: The Endless Obsession.

43 comments:

  1. Never got into these guys. As far as metal, I've always been a black/death kind of guy; but they're certainly talented musicians.

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  2. Good song, nice and long too.

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  3. Definitely on of the bands in my top 25.

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  4. Awesome, i'm always looking for new music!

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  5. Not quite my cup of tea, quite a bit of yelling ~_~

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  6. Sweet song cool background too. It makes me want to go skiing.

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  7. Fuck yeah to music while skiing! ^ Everytime I go skiing I use my ipod and just rock out on the slopes.

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  8. Yes! Love BTBAM. I do prefer Colors, though. White Walls is glorious.

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  9. great taste in music, love your DSotM background!

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  10. Damn this blog is looking real nice! I'm always looking for some new music to listen to so i'm definitely following this one! Kudos and nice taste in music!

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  11. Sick intro, thanks for stopping by.

    Following

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  12. Nice music. awh that picture reminds me of the alps, I want to go on winter holiday again!

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  13. Never heard of that band before, but thats a really nice vid.

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  14. Wow, sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. LOVE btbam! their new shit is comin out soon. the album is bein streamed somewhere and was nothing less than mind blowing!

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  16. really like that album cover. good song too
    +followed

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  17. Never heard of Between the Buried and Me, thanks for the post.

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  18. Great Song and the album cover is quite cool! Followed!

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  19. I'm listening to them now. I'd never heard of them until I found this blog, but I like their sound. Can't wait to get a couple of their albums.

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  20. that is so hardcore, love the song especially the beginning XD

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  21. Sounds really good. I like it.

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  22. Never heard of them before, but pretty good

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  23. I love trying new stuff, thanks for the post.

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  24. I have mad respect for these musicians, but I'm personally not a fan of the music, even after seeing them live. Just not my thing.

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  25. Love this type of music when playing my warrior on world of warcraft. Makes you feel like a badass!

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  26. that riff is just melting my ears...

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  27. never heard before
    really awesome

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  28. never heard of this band before.
    just listened to one of their songs, and I like them

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