Album Review: Between The Buried and Me - Automata I (8/10)

Stepping back from their rock opera approach that took them to No. 12 on Billboard’s album chart in 2015, BTBAM have released one half of their 2018 concept, Automata. The opener “Condemned to the Gallows” reminisces on Parallax II-like guitar leads, while other tracks take new musical turns we’ve grown to expect––like the 8-bit percussive interlude in “Yellow Eyes.” While the album is a fantastical concept focusing on broadcasting our dreams, listeners will be left waiting for the story’s conclusion in Automata II, released later this year.

Rating: 8/10

Automata I
Sumerian Records
Producer: Jamie King