between the buried and me came to my attention when i heard the song mordecai and was blown away by the heaviness,the melodies,the various kinds of metal brought together such as metalcore,thrash,screamcore,deathcore and death metal and that was all within the same song,the melodies and clean vocals could grace the beatles abbey road album and the fury could sit alongside napalm death,it was a weird and new sensation hearing so much happen in the same song and it happens throughout the whole album,with the exception of the ballad thats thrown in for good measure.album opener,lost perfection ,tells you all their is to know about this pretty unique band,there isnt a bad song on here,its a mixture of metal and errrr,kinda rock at times but it works,boy does it work,between the buried and me have a very bright future,they have the style and confidence to challenge the metal formula,they deserve praise for that
This album is for anyone how loves brutal heavy music but is mature enough to want some melody and harmonies in their music. Ive never heard a band push the boundaries so far apart between melodic and metal/thrash/hard (whichever you feel fits) 'core. Songs twist and turn leaving you wondering what to expect next. Track 4 is a personal fav, starting with blast beats and deep growling vocals and ending with one of the most beautiful/uplifting guitar riffs and soaring vocals that make you question if its the same vocalist. Even some of my non-metalcore loving mates have fell in love with parts of the album. If your a fan of metalcore and melody this album is for you.
The first album rocked so hard the I had to have this one. Makes sense really. But this album is not the jem that it should be. Y'see, something is not quite right, amiss if you will. First up, the production. The drums are way too over produced, as are the vocals and guitar. It doesn't so much sound like hairy men playing their instruments, as some dude on a synth and a drum machine. Not rocking. And the vocals are put through so many different filters and junk, that it doesn't always sound good. Next up, track 6. It's a freaking ballad. Now I'm all in favour of nice bits in songs, Track 1 on their s/t debut was awesome, but a whole ballad? It's not even very good. Everything else is pretty OK I guess. Lots of good ideas. Maybe they were just trying too hard. Who knows?