"I have a kind of love-hate relationship with this band. Their first albums were atrocious to me, but they improved a lot in their following works and became one of the most interesting prog metal bands today."
"After many years of trying to see BTBAM I finally did at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 & they were pretty damn good. Seemed like there was way too much bass though, which I'm hoping was more of a bad sound mix than the norm for them. I'd like to see them again some time, preferably in a club where they're headlining."
"Why not in my top?
Despite the fact that I own all their albums, I can't remember much about their first 2 & I'm never motivated to revisit them. That's the main thing keeping them out of my top. Add to that the fact that I've had multiple opportunities to see them perform live & keep passing them up in favor of other things I'd rather do, which isn't something I'd do for a favorite band. Maybe if I finally see them & they're Amazing I'll revisit their earlier work & move them up. Maybe."
"Title: The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Release date: April 12th
BTBAM write some of the most complex, mind-blowing music out there right now. Their last few albums have seen them do some crazy genre-hopping within the course of each song (sometimes multiple genres in the same song even). Late in 2010, they posted the following video with the title "Soon":
The above footage comes from the writing/recording sessions for their upcoming new album. Given the fact that I own everything they've p"
"Why Are They Weird?
-Insane time signatures
-a couple weird ballads hahaha
-They do genre hop like Pres. Obama Lies..A LOT.
-Their skill is at the best level, you'll never reach and you'll cry over it.
"I find I appreciate BTBAM's experimental weirdness the most during the winter. They're not for everyone, as their songs can run over 10 minutes long with all kinds of dynamic shifts, but there's just something very cold in their sound."
"Technically the most talented/technical band on this list. They combine the most genres of music in a band. Melodic singing and solos that are out of this world.
Song: Croakies and Boat Shoes.