Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect review
|Band:||Between The Buried And Me|
|Album:||The Great Misdirect|
|Release date:||October 2009|
03. Disease, Injury, Madness
04. Fossil Genera - A Feed From Cloud Mountain
05. Desert Of Song
06. Swim To The Moon [feat. Chuck Johnson]
[Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD]
+ The Making Of The Great Misdirect
+ Bonus - Gear Walk Through
+ The Great Misdirect In 5.1 Surround Sound
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!
On The Great Misdirect, the guys of Between The Buried And Me manage to take everything they've done throughout their career and blend it into an hour long, mind altering album; an album that represents what the progressive metal scene will look like once bands like Dream Theater have long since retired. All the elements from previous efforts are still there. There are sections that are just flat out brutal, that'll tear your head off without any hesitation, and there are still those quirky sections that, like the how down in "Ants Of The Sky", leave you wondering what the fuck just happened.
Once this albums kicks off, I would advise you to hold on to your seat, and give it a listen straight through. This is an album that, like Colors, should be listened to as one piece of music, with each track representing a different movement within the same song. Since the album is almost an hour long, it might be a hard pill to swallow all at once, but those who are willing to take the journey will be rewarded.
"Disease, Injury, Madness" is a great example of how Between The Buried And Me can be quirky and brutal all at the same time without having their songs diminish at all. "Desert Of Song" is a beautiful acoustic track that really allows Tommy Rogers cleans vocals to shine. "Swim To The Moon" is a miniature epic in its own right, clocking in at just under 18 minutes, and is a wonderful example of the unique song writing abilities that Between The Buried And Me possess.
All in all, The Great Misdirect shows that Between The Buried And Me have only just begun to scratch the surface of their potential. I expect to hear many more amazing albums from these guys in the future. If you enjoyed Colors, I'm sure you you'll be more than happy with this album as well.
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