The BTBAM megathread (The Parallax II: Future Sequence - 10.9.12)

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  1. protest

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    I don't know guys I heard it from (literally) the first note lol.

    This is what I thought of right away. I hope this doesn't ruin it for you, it's not my intention. You can skip to like 30 sec in on the first vid.




     
  2. piggins411

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    I don't know. I listen to a lot of Dream Theater, and it's reminiscent of them, but I've always thought they had a bit of that sound to them. The new stuff sounds different to me. Like if Dream Theater just went ....ing crazy
     
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    Ya I don't see it. At all. Of course they are an influence...but not a whole lot of similarity in those songs.
     
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    IFYP.

    :lol:
     
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    As someone thats never fancied Dream Theater, I will gladly allow BTBAM to take their place.
     
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    I'm not gonna lie, BTBAM is one of my all time favorite bands, but these new songs just don't feel right. I'm really wanting to like the new songs, but I just can't. I'm really sad about it...
     
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    Maybe it'll just take some time to set in. Memory Palace is still a work in progress for me but Coma Machine Im loving. Surely there is a lot more to come on the album
     
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    Guys, if this is the first comparison to Dream Theater you've heard in their music, you're crazy :lol:

    Half of The Great Misdirect is a dream theater song.
     
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    The other half is Bungle.
     
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    Memory Palace is good. Coma Machine is f-ing great. I hadn't immediately thought of DT; it reminds me more of Swim to the Moon (but the DT + Bungle comparison is apt, and awesome). Now that I listen I can hear some DT influenced stuff in there. But Scenes from a Memory is probably my favorite record of all time, so I'm cool with that, but I'm also biased.
     
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    Just now digging BTBAM. I've known of them for years, but back when I first listened to Alaska, it just didn't groove with me.

    Now I love it. It feels like I've found this new band that has endless awesomeness to listen to.

    Edit: Also found out they're gonna be at Juanita's with AAL and The Contortionist.

    Never heard of The Contortionist and don't really give a damn about AAL, but I'll be going for BTBAM.
     
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    I'm dying for BTBAM to tour and play some old stuff sometime soon. Every time I see them they'll whip out a classic like Alaska or something but it's always just one song from the old albums bc their new material is so long. I enjoy their later material but just not as much as the early stuff, and the last two times I saw them I heard both Swim to the Moon and Silent Flight Flight Parliament which just take up so much set time. I'd way rather hear Roboturner or Camilla Rhodes.
     
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    Or Autodidact. Holy .... that song is incredible.
     
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    I saw them at Temples Festival and they opened with Selkies. That was unexpected. (This was on 31st May.)
     
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    oh yeah, one of the best BTBAM breakdowns for sure to end it. Alaska is still just as good as it gets for me IMO, the production and guitar tone compliment the sound of the album so well, as much as I love Colors I think the guitar playing on Alaska is just the peak, it's so weird and perfect, and the melodic moments are as breathtaking as anything else in the band's catalogue.
     
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    Alaska was definitely their best metalcore oriented release. Everything after that began to to be much more diverse.
    I second that about the tone. EMG's into a recto have never sounded better if you asked me.
     
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    If you haven't heard of the Contortionist you're missing out. If you like BTBAM they're right up your alley. Start with Language if you like more ethereal melodic stuff with clean singing, and Exoplanet if you like dirty heavy progressive brootalz
     
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    ^ Absolutely this. I am extremely sour I won't be seeing this tour, it's an incredible lineup.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll be checking them out. I'm pumped for the show.
     

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