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Between The Buried And Me


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.57 | 144 ratings

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2 stars I heard this album from a friend who is really into the grindcore/deathmetal/experimental metal type of music.

I was instantly impressed with the 6 string guitar sweeps and incredible shows of technical prowess. However, the rest of the music really gets in the way of the incredible skill of the musicians. Picture this: An incredible guitarist playing the fastest solo he can while a drummer beats the crap out of his double bass, a vocalist screams his heart out, while occasionally playing some keyboards, and a talented bass player really jams out. There is one problem with this. There is alot of talent but its not combined well. The result is total chaos. The music is very complex, but also very harsh and dissonant.

The begining of the first song starts out so good with lots of speed, virtuosity, and a variety of styles. Then without subduing any intensity, the double bass drums kick in and there is ALOT of noise. Then the screaming kicks in. Multiply the noise by 2.

I can say that if your a fan of super heavy metal with alot of jazzy influences and crazy time signatures, then you will love this album and I highly recommend listening to it. If you dont like alot of harsh noise in the background behind awesome solos then you will have a hard time getting into this album.

The band released an instrumental version of Alaska online, I'm not sure if you can buy it in stores. I listened to that and enjoyed it alot more than the origonal version with harsh screaming vocals. There was still a great deal of chaos in the music and it didn't really float my boat.

weaverinhisweb | 2/5 |


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