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Between The Buried And Me

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.95 | 282 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars When I first got this album, I wasn't really what to make of them, but I looked at the artwork and the times of the songs, and I thought?this is for me.

And it was "right up my street" (as Cheryl Ashley Cole Tweedy whatever would say). They had melody and harmony perfect, enough technical ability to entertain most children, and some weird parts to make you laugh or interested.

These guys are very unique, and its such a shame that there is so many carbon copies of this band out today, giving half the effort and half the ability and talent.

Mixing death core with progressive metal and other eclectic moments, these guys made a real masterpiece of work, even the way the songs flow are amazing.

There is also an accompanying live DVD that accompanies the album, where the album is played in its entirety, and it really is interesting to see music of this dexterity played with such precision. These guys have a lot more in their future?

1. Foam Born: (A) The Backtrack - A beautiful piano intro with some lovely instrumental work. One of the best intros I have ever heard. 10/10

2. Foam Born (B) Decade Of Statues - Amazing instrumental work and some crazy riffing. 9/10

3. Informal Gluttony - Every band has an Arabic influenced song. And this is theirs. I love the layered vocals in the chorus. One of the albums more contemporary moments. 10/10

4. Sun Of Nothing - The Spaceman song. Yes, the Spaceman section is the real highlight, and really is beautifully written. The rest is also very interesting, especially all the links into all the different sections. 10/10

5. Ants Of The Sky - Some odd lyrics, but when ever the melodic sections hit, it really does evolve into a monster of a piece. 10/10

6. Prequel To The Sequel - The intro is just spectacular and beautifully written. The song is quite fast paced and takes you into many dimensions. 10/10

7. Viridian - Beautiful bass based instrumental. Some great atmospheric moments. 10/10

8. White Walls - This does support itself as a great outro, but it is a bit too long (a bit like Swim To The Moon). Some amazing instrumental parts. 9/10

CONLCUSION: Close to perfect really. A modern masterpiece and one of the most interesting albums released in the past 10 years.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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