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Between The Buried And Me - s/t (1,5/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Progressive Death Metal
Label: Lifeforce Records
Playing time: 47:31
Band homepage: Between The Buried And Me


  1. More Of Myself To Kill
  2. Arsonist
  3. Aspirations
  4. What Have We Become
  5. Fire For A Dry Mouth
  6. Naked By The Computer
  7. Use Of A Weapon
  8. Shevanel Cut A Flip
Between The Buried And Me - s/t

What do you get when you combine Black Metal, Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Grindcore, Breakdowns and Emotional Hardcore? Well, different things. For one BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, a self-titled album and some real chaos...

Very melodic, calm passages are steamrolled down by super-brutal blastbeat-thunderstorms without a warning, just to suddenly turn into groovy Death Metal. And that in a 10-second-rhythm. If you define progressiveness by 28 breaks per minute, then BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME are progressive in its truest sense.

Musically you get the above-mentioned mixture, which for me lacks all kind of red line, there surely are a few really interesting ideas, but none are really developed and continued, but every time gets crushed by the next part. Vocally the Americans have clear vocals on offer just as well as shrieking of the "slaughtered pig"-kind as well as "toilet-flush", everything in the same rhythm as the musical alternations, just with a little more emphasis on the latter two styles.

A confusing, hacked-up album, which is a classical case for the theory that less sometimes is a lot lot more. And if anybody tells you about the geniality of this band, there are only two possibilities: Either he's lying or I just haven't understood this album...

Alexander Melzer

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