Between The Buried And Me
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If anyone needs proof that metalcore—or at least a fringe of the genre—has progressed beyond Converge clones and one-note throat-shredding, Between The Buried And Me’s last couple of albums are just the thing. 2007’s Colors is a daring, eclectic, and dizzying disc that plows through dense tangles of technical metal, melodic prog, and acoustic pop, and 2009’s The Great Misdirect expands the band’s boundaries even farther. No transition is too strange and no vocal style ruled out, while the lengthy tracks make plenty of room for serpentine guitar heroics. Somehow, it all hangs together—and the band is known for pulling the whole thing off with equal brilliance live. Long on Victory Records, the band recently jumped ship for Metal Blade to release the new The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, the first EP in a proposed two-part conceptual suite.