The Parallax II: Future Sequence - Between the Buried and Me
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  1. Both daring and down right difficult to turn away, consider this among the band's finest work of their career thus far.
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    Rogers' guttural growls sound more menacing than ever, and what the album lacks in originality it makes up for with feverishly inventive riffs and melodies, making The Parallax II: Future Sequence the band's most inspired release since Alaska.
  3. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    Parallax II may be the strongest 72 consecutive minutes they have put together so far. [Nov 2012, p.86]
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    80
    At 72 minutes, it's quite the voyage--but please, don't remain in your seat at all times. [6 Oct 2012, p.53]
  5. Oct 19, 2012
    70
    With The Parallax II: Future Sequence, Between the Buried and Me have managed to craft metal that's not just for metal heads, but will excite them just the same.
  6. Oct 19, 2012
    60
    A 72-minute concept album that includes some of its freshest material yet, but also some of its dullest.
  7. Oct 17, 2012
    50
    This isn't to say Future Sequence is a bad album; at times it's as engrossing as their past material... Pretty awesome. But the feeling that's left by when minute 72 has run up is that of sonic overload.
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  1. Nov 2, 2012
    10
    Every Time Between The Buried and Me release a new album, it's like Christmas. you know it's going to become something special. This is what this album defines. This has to be BTBAM's best work to date. It is also very different from there other albums. It's just such an amazing album that has to be in the top 5 of the year maybe even number 1. Everything about this album from first listen just blew me away. Tracks like "Lay Your Ghosts To Rest", "Melting City", and "The Silent Flight Parliament" are 10-15 minute progressive epics. Great vocal work from Tommy Rogers and the guitar work is just amazing. This album can best be described as one word...... EPIC!!!!!!!!!! Guys stop wasting your time and go check out one of progressive metal's finest band out there. This is a 10/10 for me and go support this band. Collapse
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    10
    Best album ever recorded. Maybe the best artistic endeavor ever. I could talk about this album all day, but let's boil it down to this: It's better than Colors for me. Nuff said. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2013
    9
    This was the first Between The Buried And Me album I heard. And before I knew who they were. I was expecting them to be a generic metalcore band or something like that. How wrong I was. Some songs go a little off course sometimes and drag on a little bit, but there are some amazing riffs there, and others different to what I'm used to listening to, in a good way. I highly doubt this will be the last album from the band that I will buy. My highlights of the album are Telos and Lay Your Ghosts To Rest. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2013
    7
    Fantastic concept that is hard to follow due to incoherent screaming vocals. Thankfully we have the internet for that issue. Other than that, the music is brilliantly complex and well composed. Also, there is plenty of metal, but it would be nice for there to be a bit more melody. There is melody in the recurring themes throughout each of the songs and throughout the album itself, but just not often enough. Expand