Between The Buried And Me

Album Title: 
The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Release Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2012
Review Type: 

This successor of The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, the sequel on North Caroline-based Between The Buried And Me’s 2011-EP, continues the concept of Prospect I and II, the main characters in a somewhat dualistic, schizophrenic story.

For those who are trusted with this band’s complex, kinetic Modern Metalcore: this album is a ‘highlight’ (read: another continuously next chapter) in this band’s career.

(I haven’t really been such a ‘fan’ in the past, and unfortunately it won’t be different right now)

Less harsh, yet more ‘structured’ (one of the most positive effects) and avant-garde, yet still a challenge. …or even more a provocation than ever before. Jazzy hooks, progressive breaks, sudden changes in tempo, melody, vocal and instrumental range, or atmosphere (again: the dualistic interaction in between both head characters)…

The sound (production done by the band itself): maybe (probably) too clean / clinical; I would love to experience a harsher, rawer sound, especially for such an intense experience…

Reviews (and giving a score) are subjective and personal, so please forgive me (or do not, and just f* off), but again I am not thrilled by BTBAM