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Between The Buried And Me - Between The Buried And Me

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Hardcore / Artist: Between The Buried And Me / Audio CD released 2002-06-17 at Lifeforce

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      19.02.2008 09:48
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      Between the Buried and Me's first album (2002).

      Between the Buried and Me is another American band termed as "progressive" merely for their obtuse perseverance in delivering a stream of arbitrary movements into each of their overlong songs that prevents any from being coherent or satisfying in any way. On the positive side, the band tackles the diverse styles of extreme death metal, hardcore and emo with surprising talent, but the resulting mess casts a worrying doubt over whether they should have opted to pursue one of these styles rather than attempt to merge them in such a forced and mostly incompatible manner.

      There's simply too much going on in each song, from hardcore yelling and death metal burping in the faster sections to emo singing in the slower parts, and any time a guitar riff becomes particularly interesting, it's all too soon taken over by a desire to slow down and enter a mediocre breakdown section, the predominant style of this chaotic CD. There are some pleasant melodic sections, most prominent in 'Aspirations' and 'Naked by the Computer' where they at least seem to be attempting some kind of coherence despite ultimately failing, and the final song is far too long at nine minutes, also swinging towards both extreme ends of the spectrum.

      Metalcore fans may enjoy this proficient and technical take on their favourite genre, but the desire to be "progressive" merely through chaotic diversity is never a wise decision, or at least only one that can be truly pulled off by the real professionals like Atheist. Unfortunately, the problem of overlong songs would only get worse.

      1. More of Myself to Kill
      2. Arsonist
      3. Aspirations
      4. What We Become
      5. Fire for a Dry Mouth
      6. Naked by the Computer
      7. Use of a Weapon
      8. Shevanel Cut a Flip

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 More of Myself to Kill
      2 Arsonist
      3 Aspirations
      4 What We Have Become
      5 Fire for a Dry Mouth
      6 Naked by the Computer
      7 Use of a Weapon
      8 Shevanel Cut a Flip