Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
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Destructerator
October 6th 2012


853 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

hail beer

AnthonyFartano
October 6th 2012


233 Comments


GOOD THGING FOR THE COCAINE IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM TYPING THSI COMMENT TYPING THIS COCAINE COMMENT IT AMESKES MAKES ME THING GOOD COMMENT

johnnydeking29
October 6th 2012


10178 Comments


HIGGGGGHHHH

Digging: Mew - -

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 6th 2012


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

How do I properly respond to this discussion?

TheOscillat0r
October 6th 2012


117 Comments


Really disagree with your point on redundancy, especially on Silent Flight Parliament.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 6th 2012


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Everyone in the world does, so you aren't alone there, friend.



Is your username related to The Contortionist perchance?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2012


51325 Comments


Mr. Bungle being disgraced so hard itt

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 6th 2012


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

What's all this Mr. Bungle chatter coming from you, Robert?

TheOscillat0r
October 6th 2012


117 Comments



Everyone in the world does, so you aren't alone there, friend.

Is your username related to The Contortionist perchance?


Yup. Don't worry I didn't neg you. I like your review too much to do that.

Tyrael
October 6th 2012


20988 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

'What's all this Mr. Bungle chatter coming from you, Robert?'



he's preparing for his promotion to staff

a7c7e7
October 6th 2012


37 Comments


Hey man, great review. I love some of this bands stuff so ill check it out

dat popular albums section.

ManicDemise
October 6th 2012


441 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great review, but I probably won't listen to this. I gave up on BTBAM when TGM came out.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2012


22446 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album is like colors and the parallax 1 had sex and gave birth to a beautiful baby, if you like those albums youd probably like this.

Digging: Faith No More - Sol Invictus

Treeman
October 7th 2012


1263 Comments


band sucks

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
October 7th 2012


22446 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah

BrushedRed
October 7th 2012


1145 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow.. The ratings for this is very scattered. Thought this was pretty awesome. I put it at a 4 when I heard "Telos" but I honestly

thought it'd go to a 4.5 or 5 after hearing it all since I love BTBAM, but in comparison with their older stuff.. This just doesn't hit me

as hard. Still great record. 3.5-4 worthy

BrushedRed
October 7th 2012


1145 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@ManicDemise, TGM was great! It was like a Colors Pt. 2 I thought

Emyay
October 7th 2012


6141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

disagree with manic and red.



@manic: TGM is great so that was a dumb move on your part.

@red: I like your enthusiasm for the album but i'd say its more like a Colors 2.0 than a part 2

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 7th 2012


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, Emyay's right on the money. The Great Misdirect took the whole idea of Colors, and revisioned it entirely. Think about the structural similarities, for starters; both album intros are soothing, but descend into heaviness after a couple minutes. However, "Mirrors" grabbed me so much more than "The Backtrack" ever did. I mean, I'm sometimes on the verge of tears when I listen to "Mirrors," just because of how beautiful the instrumentation is. When it goes into "Obfuscation," it does feel a little formulaic I suppose, like the group were adhering to the Colors structure, but on the second try everything fell into place so much more cohesively. "Obfuscation" remains my favorite song from these guys, and even "Fossil Genera," a song destined to be inconsistent (I mean, dat intro lol) some-the-fuck-how ends up being surprisingly logically structured. Whereas in Colors, around that part you'd have "Ants of the Sky" maybe, which is fantastic but still lacked that stellar compositional quality - its heavier moments killed the momentum created by the progressive moments.



The comparisons continue even further. "Desert of Song" takes place where "Viridian" was on Colors, except it's much more fleshed out this time around. It's a veritable oasis between mammoth tracks (sound familiar?) and is just as soothing as its predecessor was, and maybe even more fulfilling. Although "Viridian" was fantastic. "Disease, Injury, Madness" is also a prime example of the heaviness the group strives for in the first third of their album, carrying out the task when "Obfuscation" passes the torch. And it's a little sloppy in the heavier parts, but it's got great breakdowns, an incredibly tightly-knit soft section (improvement over "Sun of Nothing" in that regard,) and a great change of pace in the last half with the blues influence.



And yeah, the group aims to please its audience a little too much with the last track on each album. "White Walls," while impressive, lacks the organization necessary to make a profound statement, and "Swim to the Moon" is even less sensibly arranged. I mean, they kick the song off with, like, a 30-second transition? Then the first vocals are from the mediocre MERCH DUDE? Doesn't make much sense in retrospect, does it?



But overall, I left this absurdly long comment just to highlight the (MANY) comparisons between Colors and The Great Misdirect. Judging from all of this, it's never made an ounce of sense to me while somebody would dislike TGM more than Colors, since it's essentially a continuation of the same style but without the sometimes shoddy metalcore moments on Colors.

mindleviticus
October 7th 2012


8461 Comments


The way I treat Between the Buried and Me albums is that I pretend that the other albums in their discography don't exist. It enhances the enjoyment and musical quality tenfold.



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