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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.04 | 291 ratings

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4 stars This progressive death-metal/metalcore/progressive rock album starts with a light twinging guitar number a la soft Tool. It is mainly a workout for the drummer and the bass guitar player as the guitars stay mellow and don't override them.

"Obfuscation" is a typical fast-paced death-metal number with plenty of technical finesse. Worth mentioning is the mid section with equlibristic drums and rock solo, all pretty irregular. More emotional guitar playing comes in the end. The next track has a reflecting part with differently sung vocals. The ending part has the black metal furiosity and evilness. "Fossil Genera - A Feed From Cloud Mountain" sounds like anything else from the band with jazzy piano, keyboards ad playfuk marching drums. Clean vocals not unsimilar to Haken appear in the at what seems to be the dramatic peak of the track accentuated by using bells and solemn singing. "Desert of song" is an coustic-electric song that is warm but a bit shallow; however good for ears to rest a bit before the final epic track sneaks in. It is epic not only becaue of its length; it has proper development from easy going beginning to the Dream Theater+keyboard instrumental ouverture. Growling/Shrieking only come after three minutes and the rhythm is still closer to progressive metal than death. There are plenty of ideas and keyboards can get quite proficient, too. The final guitar motive is excellent.

The album cements BtBaM leading position in the field of technical death metal and they belong among most ambitious bands in that genre.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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