Between the Buried and Me's Parallax II: Future Sequence review

By Andy Mesecher

Between The Buried And Me
The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Metal Blade Records

Producer: Jamie King, BTBAM
Score: 9 out of 10

Since 2002, BTBAM have released an album just about every two years. However, with their 2011 release The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues being the first in a two-part series, we have now reached The Parallax II: Future Sequence. This band are like nothing you’ve ever heard, and everything you know at the same time. While prog-thrash-metal-surf-psychedelic- classic-jazz-acoustic, slightly defines their sound, it doesn’t begin to categorize the soundscapes of this record. “Astral Body” keeps listeners guessing the down beat while “Bloom” takes die-hard fans to the beach with a subtle surfer vibe—but no track should be ignored. Like previous records, The Parallax II honors the idea of an album: 72+ minutes of spacey metal serenity.