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ALASKA

Between The Buried And Me

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.55 | 92 ratings

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Treasure
2 stars Oh dearie me....After Colors, I was expecting to hear the predessecor to be great.

Ugh...This record is a sporadic headache. I can't even listen to the first few songs without exploding. From a death metal stand point, it's the best thing ever, but really I have trouble hearing the prog in some songs. Here we go...

All Bodies, ugh...It's alright, just sort of like every form of metal mashed into one. One minute it sounds like Necrophagist, the next it sounds like Kamelot, the newxt like Symphony X. It's too much to handle. (6/10)

Alaska! Okay this song starts off pretty freakin awesome, with the wicked guitar line. But, it gets sort of...unbearably heavy. It goes from wicked prog metal to ALASKA...ALASKA....ALASKA.... Not my thing. (6/10)

Croakies and Boatshoes................Okay wow, it's much too heavy for me. This record, so far, has been just ridiculously heavy and NOT prog. Just a matchore death metal record. (4/10)

Selkies: The Endless Obsession. NOW THIS IS WHAT I EXPECT FROM THESE GUYS. This song is awesome, with a very crazy beginning, odd times flying out at you everywhere. Then it goes into a heavy middle section, whihc is bearable, in small doses. This song is just great. (9/10)

Breathe In, Breathe Out! Yay a nice relaxing break. (8/10)

Roboturner O.o (0/10)

Backwards Marathon. Okay I give every song a fair chance and this one starts out like most on the record. But oh dear, does it get ever beautiful towards the middle! It becomes this bass driven slow section. It's really a cool song. (8/10)

Medicine Wheel starts off very Riverside like. I was so expecting this to start chugging at any moment, but it didnt! This is easily the best song on the record. The whole Riverside/Floyd space thign really warmed my heart up. (10/10)

The Primer, another chugger! This one starts out really cool however. I really liked the guitar playing on this track. This one wasn't as heavy as some of the other tracks. It sounds of like if Alaska's beginning had gone through the rest of the track. (9/10)

Autodidact. Moar for t3h heavyn355. It's alright though, its pretty bearable. This song gets real interesting by the 1:25 mark. Like a prog breakdown. The song goes through some Decade of Statues esque phases, but overall, it's an alright song. (8/10)

Laser Speed, alright! Elevator Musi! Co-written by Allan Holdsworth. (10/10)

So, it's a mostly annoying record, with some shining moments. I MEAN SOME. This is not for those who expected another Colors. I can only hope their next is on par with Colors.

2.5 Stars

Treasure | 2/5 |

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