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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.83 | 93 ratings

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2 stars I've always been of mixed opinion when it came to Between The Buried And Me. Some of their material on Colors really spoke to me while most of The Great Misdirect left me completely cold. The question was whether the band would be able to re-bounce and bring back the creativity of the past without overshooting it like they did on Alaska.

If you're looking for the return to greatness then I doubt that The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is the best place to start. I've been listening to it for a few months now and I still can't say that I enjoy any of these compositions. There are definitely many moments of greatness embedded into these performances but that's pretty much everything I'm left with by the end of it. There band definitely doesn't cheat its audiences when it comes to instrumental prowess but without giving the compositions enough time to mature, thus making this EP feel and sound very unfocused.

I'm sure that there are layers upon layers of hidden treasures within these three lengthy compositions but I have neither the time nor interest to engage myself enough to see the complete picture of what is being painted here. Maybe I'm just getting more conservative with time since I clearly used to like Metalcore a whole lot more in the past. Or could it be that bands like Between The Buried And Me, Iwrestledabearonce, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero and others are just not bringing anything new to the table? Either way, it's safe to say that The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is just not doing it for me.

**** star songs: Augment Of Rebirth (10:19)

*** star songs: Specular Reflection (11:21) Lunar Wilderness (8:22)

Rune2000 | 2/5 |


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