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    How did I not love BTBAM before?

    I've checked these guys out for years and never got into them until about 2 weeks ago. No clue why I didn't dig them right away, but I'm loving them now!

    The Dream Theater influence is rather apparent, but fine with me since it reminds me more of older DT than the past 20 years of their catalog. Big fan of the vocals since they span everything I love in metal; the more operatic/clean stuff, screaming and lots of AIC-influenced harmonies.

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    One of my favorites. Tons of stuff to dive into! I think my favorites are probably Colors and Coma Ecliptic, but everything they've done is pretty awesome IMO

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    I od'd on music like this about 10 years ago but still enjoy the back catalogue. I've found their more recent stuff enjoyable but not as memorable as stuff like zll bodies on alaska or the majority of colours

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    I used to listen to Alaska some but havent listened to them in a very long time. May have to give them a whirl again.
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    Oh yeah, I love BTBAM. They get a lot of hate for some reason, but I think they're great. Automata kind of sucked, but Great Misdirect - Coma Ecliptic is an amazing run of albums.

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    .... they gave me shit for posting BTBAM vids in the What are you listening to thread a few years ago. Damn H8rs lol
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    https://youtu.be/dM8WjgRA6o8

    If you haven't seen it already, I thoroughly recommend watching the full show of this, absolutely amazing.

    I was into them around Colors time then didn't listen for many years, in the last few years they've become one of my absolute favourites.

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    Been listening to them since 2006 or so and have 7 or 8 of their albums. All of them are great. My favorite album of theirs is probably Colors, but they have a lot of good ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I od'd on music like this about 10 years ago but still enjoy the back catalogue. I've found their more recent stuff enjoyable but not as memorable as stuff like zll bodies on alaska or the majority of colours
    Their recent stuff is a little more difficult to get into at first, but it's ridiculously catchy once you start getting into it. Such as this one off of 2018's Automata I.



    Maybe it's just me, but I am suddenly hearing nu metal type influences in Tommy's vocals, but not on their stuff from 2002-2010 or whatever, but from their stuff from 2018.

    Quote Originally Posted by beneharris View Post
    Oh yeah, I love BTBAM. They get a lot of hate for some reason, but I think they're great. Automata kind of sucked, but Great Misdirect - Coma Ecliptic is an amazing run of albums.
    I actually think Automata is a lot better than The Great Misdirect. That's personally one of my least favorite albums of theirs.

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