Automata II

Album Review: Automata II by Between the Buried and Me (10/10)

Between the Buried and Me’s 2018 concept has reach its conclusion on this, Automata II. The four-track finale will bring the BTBAM faithful to its knees with a re-birth of the quintet’s most prog-metal form since The Great Misdirect. On “Voice of Trespass,” frontman Tommy Rogers toys with varying vocal melodies above big-band jazz horns, beatnik finger snaps, walking bass, old-timey drum solos and, of course, some serious guitar shredding. While the lyrics continually scream “THIS IS NOT PERFECTION!,” we can’t help but disagree.

Rating: 10/10
Sumerian Records
Producer: Jamie King