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    [Music] Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

    Note: Personal feelings on this album from here on.

    Well, I've listened to the full album and so far I believe it's got the feel of the whole "Space" thing like they were going for. It kind of feels like a Pink Floyd album in quite a few aspects along with the general feeling of "Space" the way it was talked about back in the 50's. I don't believe that's the feeling in the lyrics, just the way it sounds to me personally.

    At the same time, it doesn't feel like an "epic" album, I haven't really been able to fully understand all the lyrics and that may very well be why. It definitely feels like an above average album, don't get me wrong, but when I have thoughts about Colors or even The Great Misdirect I personally don't feel it's up there. Again though, this is without fully understanding all the lyrics, I'm sure after I listen a couple more times I'll have a stronger feeling for the album.

    Vocals (+Piano): His voice does sound pretty awesome, definitely high quality singing and screaming. The lyrics I've heard so far are fitting the whole "story" they're telling and I like it. I also like the piano, and since Tommy's the vocals & the Piano I threw it in.

    Guitar: As usual their guitar is pretty amazing. Again, they really captured the "space" feeling through it. Pretty spectacular.

    Bass: I didn't hear the usual "almost as amazing as the guitar" bass that I usually hear from this band. It was still far above most band's bassists, I must say.

    Drums: Pretty good, but again felt "lesser" than the normal BTBAM experience.

    "Extra" sounds: Extremely high quality, again, captured the "space" feel.

    Overall: I'd say the guitar so far is what made the album have that feeling of "space" and I guess "loneliness" you could say? The lyrics obviously were meant to have that feeling as that's the story, and it captured it well. Once I get a couple more listens in I may come back to this thread and update my feelings on this album, but thus far it's a less awesome BTBAM album, but still is a great album.

    If you guys have listened to it, please feel free to share your feelings. If you dislike/hate BTBAM I'd suggest not posting, as this is a BTBAM fan thread. If you dislike/hate the album but like/love BTBAM, I'd love to see your posts as well.

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    So it is released yet?


    Fuck, I'll probably have to go to the local Media Markt to see if they have it and if they do, get pissed cause I don't have money I can spare for albums nowadays.

    What I heard of it before sounded awesuhm so I'll probably YARRRRRR a copy anyways but I want to have this in original format.
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    Yes, it's released. Could always buy it off Amazon like I did, $9 for the album, right away able to listen to it. No clue if Hungary is able to get it, since I know the general "European" areas have a couple places that have weird laws regarding internet downloads.

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    I thought it is pretty good, on the same level as Colors even.

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    Well, I've probably listened to it about 10 times or so now, and after the second time I felt it definitely is better than I originally stated. The story was pretty good, the instruments were very good, singing and screaming was very good.

    So, 1-10 scoring of a normal album I'd rate it a 9.5/10. For a BTBAM album I'll rate it an 8/10.

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    Unfortunately album's not in that store, but to answer thy post above, I don't make digital purchases by principle. I mean, I am okay with buying it online but only if they ship a physical copy which tends to cost craptons.
    But I like to see the album on my shelf and sometimes read the liner notes etc.

    Still haven't listened though, didnt really have enough opportunities but it is on my list.
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