Well, here it is. You’ve heard about, you’ve thought about it. Maybe you’ve even talked about it. And now here it is.
A new BTA album with a new lineup.
As you will come to find out, I AM is a work of monstrous intensity and focus. This is unlike any album we’ve done before because it’s sheer intensity drives home the fact that we have a new sound. Now, that’s not to say that everything is completely different. Chris sounds somewhat like Jason sounded. The vocals are still huge. We are still a progressive death metal band. There are still keyboards and epic intros. There is still an instrumental for track 5.
But you start to realize that while we’ve explored lots of sounds, we’ve never explored the sound of making a purely heavy album. We’ve never focused on diving into heaviness with all of our attention. So in my mind, I AM is a continuation of our musical journey and experimentation, primarily through focusing all of our attention on exploring sheer brutality in the riffs and in the vocals.
So there you have it. Whether I AM becomes your favorite album ever is up to you. It’s something we’re all exceptionally proud of and we have no doubts that those who don’t refuse to let go of the past will fall in love with this album and celebrate our entire catalog (just like Michael Bolton).