Whoopee! Between the Buried and Me (or BTBAM as people like to call them) have released four albums, not including The Anatomy Of (Those were remakes of songs). I have only listened to the latest, including The Silent Circus. Personally, this is my favorite album of the other two I have listened to. That doesn’t mean the other two are bad, its just my taste. Now before we begin, I would like to say that I am kind of picky when it comes to certain songs, as you will see. Time to begin!
1. Coulrophobia – This is one of my favorite songs on the album. Its starts off with an ere beginning and then into a fast pace, heavy beat. It continues this until up about 1:13, in which the singer (Tommy Rogers) then goes into another heavy beat at about 1:54. At 3:47 all hell breaks loose and Tommy goes nuts. 5/5
2. Anablephobia – Also another good track. This song is basically a continuation off of the last one. Follows the same kind of pattern and they are both similar. Many times I would forget the Coulrophobia has ended and and new song has begun. My favorite part has to be the break down at 2:20, when the bass goes alone and it produces a real creepy beat. 3/5
3. Camilla Rhodes – Not my favorite, but I’ll review it anyway. Starts off with heavy drums and guitar, turning into catchy break downs by the drums and bass. This is what makes the song so appealing in times when the song can turn a little boring. Although the break down at 1:43 is awesome. 3/5
4. Mordecai – Ah Mordecai. Let’s just get this out of the way right now: This is BTBAM’s greatest song ever. And although I haven’t listened to their first album, I am pretty sure this is it. The first second of the song, you know you have hit something unique with the odd drum and guitar…thing. It goes off real heavy until with little break downs and plenty of oddness. This song has many twists and turns, and if you know BTBAM, you know this is good. At 2:08 it derives from the screaming and goes into a melodic, jazz version of the song. This is my favorite part I should add. And if you read the lyrics, it really enhances the music. At 3:56 until the end of the song is the solo. And what a beautiful solo it is. It incorporates everything from the song, and I have to give Paul Waggoner credit, where credit is due. 5/5
5. Reaction – Not really a song, just soft noise. And this is the type of “song” in an album that I really don’t like. This just leads off to Shevanel Take 2. 0/5
6. Shevanel Take 2 – Again, a song I personally don’t like, but I know some people will. This is a very soft song with no screaming and all acustic guitar. It does have a nice beat and it does show off Tommy’s vocals more. All I have to say is, stick to screaming Tommy :P 3/5
7. Ad A Dglgmut – Great song, probably has one of the clearest meanings if you read to lyrics to. It actually starts off with Tommy yelling noise. It then goes off with some nice guitar playing and then into a break down at 1:16 which is quite nice. 1:53 is pretty awesome too, as it goes into Paul playing a little solo. It goes softer at about the 3:05 mark and continues on with a nice little solo complete with sweeps and all. This stops at 4:44 when Tommy starts to sing again. The melody here is also very nice. Then at 5:48, it turns back into the screaming monster BTBAM have made it to be. 5/5
8. Destructo Spin – I didn’t really enjoy this song, but some did. The first fifteen seconds of this song is some weird space thing. Not sure how to describe it. Oh yes, this is why I didn’t like it, it is very plain and it re-uses things in previous songs in the album. Not saying that the other songs don’t, it’s just more obvious. What are you gonna do. 3/5
9. Aesthetic – This song starts out with a cool little thing with the second guitar doing some chug-chug stuff and the guitar one with a little solo type thing. It actually sounds really cool. I always laugh at 1:05 because I have no idea what he is saying it just sounds like “Bluhh bluh bluh, bluh, bluh bluh bluh!” Pretty good sounding song, this bass player Blake Richardson really steps up here as you can hear the bass becoming progressivly better throughout the song. It has a nice break down at the end, the continues with Tommy’s “bluh”-ing. 4/5
10. The Need for Repetition – I really like the riff at the begening, as it reminds me of a Job For A Cowboy song. 2:14 may be my favorite break down by these guys. In the background it sounds like a helicopter is going while the guitar is doing a cool solo. It then further breaks down into some jazz-ish stuff. Overall, this a pretty nice song with some interesting stuff. 4/5
11. The Man Land (Hidden Track) – This song starts at 11:18 into The Need for Repetition. Quite possibly the manliest song ever. It talks about pickup trucks, tool boxes, and spitting in other peoples land! What’s not to love? In actuallity, this is a nice song accomponied by some funny lyrics and the worst screaming possible. 5/5
Conclusion: Like I stated in the first paragraph, this is my favorite ablum by them and for obvious reasons. Let’s see…their score was 40/55. Pretty good over all. I highly reccomend this album. Just remember, I aint no dag on little boy!!
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