Between The Buried And Me: Art For Best Of Is Complicated

Between The Buried and Me

There’s a video at the end of this post that proves some labels will still unnecessarily spend money on expensive album art just to make it interactive…different. Kind of like Mudvayne’s lame-ass “black light” album art, on whatever that last piece of unoriginal crap was called.

Victory Records has seemingly dropped a pretty penny on the album art for their Between The Buried and Me 2-CD retrospective called The Best of Between The Buried and Me, which also boast a DVD.

In order to see the actual album art, you need a special spectral decoder, which, when run across various parts of the foldable CD case, reveals imagery like an eye and something that looks like a psychotic pinwheel.

I guess with Between The Buried and Me switching labels and releasing a new EP this spring, Victory figured they’d re-release all of BTB&M’s albums as a best-of. And to get people to buy all of this music all over again, they had to come up with this costly spectral decoder gimmick.

Would you buy a record for a spectral decoder? The best-of drops on March 29, just weeks before The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues will be in stores through Metal Blade.

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