Between The Buried And Me are easily one of the most
instrumentally accomplished groups of musicians ever assembled.
Virtuosity flows throughout their music like blood from a freshly
severed vein. I am not just talking about sheer speed or the near
impossibility of mastering one of their songs on any given instrument,
i am talking about their brilliant ability to intertwine any and every
genre of music imaginable to create a cohesive work of art. Their
newest album "The Great Misdirect" is a prime example of their unusual
style and ability to combine utterly different flavors of music to
create something far more beautiful and unique than the vast majority
of today's music.
The meticulously composed album has more depth than the average
listener can probably handle. I can understand why it may be hard at
first to enjoy a BTBAM album, the long song lengths (up to 17 mins on
this album) and seemingly random arrangement of the songs are anything
but a normal listening experience for most ears. But once you get past
the original shock BTBAM manages to age like fine wine; i cant name an
album that gets better with every listen than this one does. It's the
accumulation of small details and subtle articulations that really make
this album a diamond in the rough.
I wont run through the songs, because that will spoil all of the fun of
the BTBAM experience. Once you start listening to the album you should
be nailed to your seat wondering what will happen next. Metal? Polka?
Soft Rock? Screaming? Tender Singing? Piano Solo? Bass Solo? Guitar
Solo? This is by far the best album Ive heard all year and i cant
possibly put a numerical value, fraction, percentage, or rating on how
fantastic this album really is. Some albums are simple music, which is
fine, but this album is nothing short of a masterfully created work of
Support these Raleigh natives and go buy an album, yes?