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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.04 | 291 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars EDIT 10/05/16 - OK, let's be fair a little bit here. If you hate Death Metal, let's read bellow. If not, let's just say that this record shows very skilled musicians performing quite Hard Rock / Metal, simply heavy sound, even sometimes depending on melodic guitar solos (and so). Weird combination that results into cacophony mess while being nice the rest of times.

4(+) because this work is good enough to classify so high. Variety is stunning and OK, I learned to appreciate this genre far more than half a year ago.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know if it's just me, but I think I'm not affected by this hype around this album which suffered 2009 ratings recently. Well, I've made this mistake with Riverside's 2009 piece of musical effort, I underestimated their quality and thought that it's just hyped. It wasn't and I had to admit that their album was quite good. So I've tried it with this one.

I failed terribly. Or the music failed, one of these (in worst case even both of these statements) are true, because this music simply didn't make it to me. I've tried to see something here, but just monotone sound here (which is part of this whole death metal thing, which I still didn't get and I'm probably not going to understand it any time soon. What exactly is interesting in repeating brutality, again and again same tone, same sound and melody + ever-present unpleasant [well, it's certainly not pleasant] sound). I'll of course try in future to find something (because I don't like bashing albums, especially this popular albums), but I'm not too optimistic. First track, serving as intro is perfect, but it's not connected to the rest of this album. But what I heard in next is simply wonderful. There's melody, wild, rock melody and connected with death metal growl it doesn't sound so bad. And after this one, this repeats. Varying and changing, but it is here. But sheer relying on overwhelming vocals and sound is here simply too much to be considered as better rated album. This is not album for everyone (in this, all these reviewers (so far, 5 members reviewed and all with 5 star. I've read these reviews and can agree with these words, they're quite well composed revs, but they're wrong in one thing. Even it can be masterpiece for those who love death metal, it fails for others, or is even pain in the (you know) for those who hates it. I can stand it, if there's fair amount of it. It is, almost. But album for everyone, no way) are wrong).

So 2(+), quite pleasing, but I still don't understand why 7 times 5 stars. (31. 10. 2009)

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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