Between the Buried and Me - Colors II
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #409 / 513
User Score
Based on 197 ratings
2021 Ratings: #31
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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Metal Injection

Perhaps more than any of its predecessors, it seems like the culmination of everything that came before it, fluidly incorporating virtually all of the quintet’s past specialties into a thoroughly thrilling and rewarding new venture

90
Metal Hammer

In being so loyal to the structure of what’s come before, Colors II doesn’t reinvent progressive metal like its predecessor, but by all other metrics, it lives up to its lineage.

80
Kerrang!
BTBAM prove they’re still as creatively uninhibited as they were when they first showed the world what they were truly capable of.
70
Exclaim!

Colors II can still be plenty respectable without reaching or surpassing Colors. It's certainly BTBAM's heaviest in a while, paying tribute to the BTBAM's watershed record without copy-pasting.

50
Sputnikmusic
Readers will disagree. Fans will call out “blasphemy”, but Between The Buried and Me’s latest is so far up the wall (balls n’ all), it’s hard to make out exactly what part of the record you’re listening to. Everything and nothing sticks.
BaddieBaphomet
70
There’s a big hurdle musicians have to overcome when they’re making a sequel to a beloved album, especially if a significant amount of time has past. You’re basically setting up a shit ton of high expectations before the listener has heard a single note and comparisons are inevitable. Thankfully, “Colors II”, the spiritual successor to Between the Buried and Me’s prog metalcore classic “Colors” is a very faithful followup that fans of the original ... read more
Schmedess
79
BTBAM Fans: Colors is your best album
BTBAM: Ok lets do it again

wow they actually did it again
SwagMaster72
90
So disappointed...
MasterCrackfox
85
Yes hello, your friendly neighborhood crackfox has returned from the silent depths of hell. It was important to me that I inform you that Between the Buried and Me's new album title Colors II is entirely appropriate as it is easily their best work in over a decade - meaning since the release of the original Colors album.

The albums over the last eleven years have been far from failures, of course. Most recently the Automata series was pretty solid, especially the second of the two, and the two ... read more
Musicnerdd
85
Avant-garde metal has never been this good

In a genre like metal that has lots of listeners that a vast majority of them are annoyingly fastidious and don't accept any song that's not as or even heavier than slayer and also if you use elements of other genres and use it in your song they don't consider it metal anymore, it's really hard to produce an experimental record and please the genre's followers. Don't know about others but as someone who's huge metal fan (metal is the genre that got ... read more
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Added on: June 24, 2021