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Release date: 9 October 2012
Style: Progressive metalcore


8.3 | 276 votes


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01. Goodbye To Everything
02. Astral Body
03. Lay Your Ghosts To Rest
04. Autumn
05. Extremophile Elite
06. Parallax
07. The Black Box
08. Telos
09. Bloom
10. Melting City
11. Silent Flight Parliament
12. Goodbye To Everything Reprise

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Lyrics (12)

Tommy Rogers - keyboards, vocals
Paul Waggoner - guitars
Dustie "Dustball" Waring - guitars
Blake Richardson - drums
Dan Briggs - bass

Guest musicians
Amos Williams - spoken word
Walter Fancourt - bass clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone
Ricky Alexander - violin
Julian Hanshaw - tuba
Maddox Giles - alien noises

Additional info
Recorded May/June of 2012 at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jamie King.
Produced by Between the Buried and Me and Jamie King.
Additional production editing: Kevin King.
Art & design: Chandler Owen.

Guest review by

I don't know what to call the initial barrier that a listener usually has with albums like this, but it has been empirically proven that such a phenomenon exists, and most probably you will have to experience it if you dare take upon the journey laid out by the one and only Between The Buried And Me on their new album.

published 27.05.2013 | Comments (11)

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11.11.2012 Between The Buried And Me is a foreign entity. Their music is out of this world and these aliens keep up the good form with The Parallax II: Future Sequence. They really know how to make challenging prog, and what's better than a concept album? Expect the usual head-spinning craziness, mind-blowing sequences and crushing discharges. A truly unique voyage.

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Mr. Doctor - 24.04.2013 at 15:43  
  It could have been less produced indeed... The vocals are fine to me though, still a nice album.
Boxcar Willy - 25.04.2013 at 00:22  
Rating: 5
Written by BloodTears on 24.04.2013 at 12:40

Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.04.2013 at 01:17

This album sounds way too overproduced. I'm not a fan of the vocals either.

I hate you ahah No, just kidding. What is about the vocals you don't like though?

They just sound so forced and "brutal" to me. The production definitely doesn't help them.
Regolith - 13.07.2013 at 07:20  
Rating: 9 As far as I'm concerned BTBAM continues to cement thier musical genius here. They seem to be a way under-rated band. I think Ktulu in his review was spot on in saying that once a listener breaks through the enigmatic barrier he is rewarded each consecutive listen. And that goes for any album, imo.

The opening track showcases Tommy's ever-improving vocals. How can a man sound so brutal one minute and so sweet the next? I like how they're beginning to have songs and parts of songs where they let it be beautiful without overcomplicating it; track 1 is a great example of this. I kept waiting for a crazy rollercoaster part to come in and instead it just rang out sweetly - and then on into the awesome intro to Astral Body (great video for that song btw).

Of course one could easily pick apart each song and every instrument for a week straight and still be unpacking little gems of prowess, but suffice to say that they remain one of prog-metals most talented bands and this album only strengthens thier catalogue.
EW - 26.10.2013 at 07:16  
Rating: 10 This album just keeps getting better in time.
Boxcar Willy - 08.09.2014 at 06:15  
Rating: 5 Every time I listen to this album I dislike it more. It's just so goddamn boring and so overproduced.

One thing that caught my ear was how hilarious the synth/jingle is at this part.

Lit. - 08.09.2014 at 15:25  
  We get it, Willy. Go back to your Wank The Hero production and let us cultured individuals appreciate the greatness that is BTBAM.
LeKiwi - 08.05.2015 at 19:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 08.09.2014 at 06:15
It's just so goddamn boring...

Boring? I can't bear to think what you would consider entertaining

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