BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME — The Parallax II: Future Sequence (review)

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME — The Parallax II: Future Sequence album cover Album · 2012 · Progressive Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
The Parallax II finds Between the Buried and Me plotting a strikingly fresh course after spending their previous few releases engaging in a controlled flip of their sound; whereas Colors had been a metalcore album infused with prog sensibilities, the Future Sequence finds the group putting prog metal first and foremost, with metalcore motifs and textures being merely part of a staggeringly diverse portfolio of tools and techniques available to them. Metalcore purists may feel somewhat left behind, but if you liked the prog elements on Colors you'll be well-served here. Conversely, if in the end you found that Colors wasn't quite to your tastes due to the residual metalcore influence, you may find that The Parallax II is more your speed.
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