2007’s Colors, the fifth studio album from progressive hardcore quintet Between The Buried And Me, found the Raleigh group pushing their creative and sonic boundaries with 64-minutes of continuous music, split between eight tracks. Over the span of the 2-LP album, a wide range of genres and aural textures are covered – from 70s piano balladry and prog vocal harmonies, to melodic guitar riffs – all weaving back into a hardcore metal framework. Described by the band as "new wave polka grunge” and "adult contemporary progressive death metal,” Colors found wide critical acclaim, and was named "Best Album of the Year” in Ultimate Guitar’s "This Year In Metal” issue. This remastered, 10th anniversary edition of Colors will mark the album’s debut on audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl, and will be released in tandem with the band’s 26-date Colors 10th Anniversary tour.
Colors was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves. It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time. – Between The Buried And Me, 2017