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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.11 | 463 ratings

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wheres my prime 4
5 stars

This album is one hell of an experience, and this album isn't afraid to remind you. It gets you pumped up by its brutal energy and masterful technicality and calms you down by its somber& beautiful acoustics and even utilizes some jazz and even bluegrass influences, making the albums kaleidoscope more musically diverse and progressive.

The energy and soul can be felt throughout every single track. From the build-up from 'Foam Born (A) The Backtrack following towards the complex and formulated masterpiece that is '(B) The Decade of Statues'.

The building riff that comes after the drums & bass and the chilling guitar harmonies in 'Informal Gluttony' give me goosebumps every single time I listen to it and so does the dooming outro with the repeating lyrics "Feed me fear.. (informal..) Feed me fear.. (gluttony..)"

Sun of Nothing is a beautiful progressive piece about a man contemplating his own life and leans towards the voyage of death. There is a lot of emotion in this track, whether it could be due to its serious topic (which they handle it very professionally) or the many progressions from absolutely crushing to acoustically gloomy but still full of hope.

From a such a chaotic outro the song follows into the next song 'Ants of the Sky'. A complex song that knows when to stop its complex madness to seek into its major blues &jazz influences and becoming more intense and slowly creating the anticipation for the hopeful and blessed chorus around 8-minute mark.

'Prequel to a Sequel" feels happier than the rest of the songs but isn't afraid to show its inner magniloquent nature. I don't go back to this song as much as the ones before this, but every chance I give to it I begin to appreciate it more.

From the jazzy and beautifully chilling 'Viridian' goes into the monstrous finale that is 'White Walls' The song embodies the feeling after finally finishing a book you really enjoyed or watching the ending credits of an amazing movie and the end of the song replicates this feeling, almost as if they wanted to capture that feeling for the listener. Everything from the chillingly crushing riff to the amazing outro solo around the 10-minute mark.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATION RATING: 5/5 PERSONAL RATING: 97.87/100.00 A must - listen to any fan of complex pieces or any prog head of that matter

wheres my prime 4 | 5/5 |


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