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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.11 | 463 ratings

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5 stars Wow, this album is simply stunning! It takes more effort to listen to than any album I have ever heard but is more rewarding when you get to the end. The album title is perfect as there are so many colours in the music , the complexities are there to be found; rewarding you with more each time you listen. To me the album only really gets going at the end of track 4 and from them on it is a sweeping rollercoaster of sheer brilliance. That's not to say that the first few songs aren't good, it's just that the end is sublime.

Most people will either love or hate this album and it's easy to see why, what is beyond my comprehension though are some of the defamatory reviews I have read. When an album gets hyped as this one has been it seems common for people to want to cast it down as overrated tripe; people I have spoken to who don't like it can clearly see its qualities shine brightly.

It's hard to mention particular songs as it is all one continuous piece, like I said the end is the best ? the end being the last 40 minutes or so. Unusually for progressive music this album is great at getting you going when at the gym and you can't be arsed. The builds in the music give you a boost and change a miserable mundane situation into something entirely bearable. This album killed my beer belly!

Give it a chance and try to get to the end before you make up your mind as to my ears this is simply the best heavy progressive album I have ever heard and I don't even like the vocals.

HobblingFool | 5/5 |


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