Updates on what I think is interesting in the music world and outside of the music world.
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.