Progressive professionals, Between the Buried and Me, will be performing a titanic two-hour long set on the 27th of February here in Sydney's own Factory Theatre. Despite being seemingly fed up with my jokes (as I asked them what exactly was between the buried and themselves?) The band claims not to be tired and I’m placing my buried bets that this show will be insane!
Since their self titled 2002 debut, BTBAM have been putting out solid releases consistently with new material every 1-2 years taking their music to new level “as a musician,” BTBAM reveal “that's one of the most liberating things about being in this band is that we're not scared to try new things”.
Now blessed and bestowed with three live and nine studio albums the Buried declare…“we're not getting tired. That's honestly what keeps me going is the idea of not knowing what the future's going to hold. When we sit down to write a record, we never know what the outcome is going to be. We don't plan ahead of time where we are going to go stylistically or, or what direction…”
In that case the bands 2012 releases, The Parallax II: Future sequence was a phenomenally ambitious accident. The 72-minute metal experience and is widely considered to be the peak of the band's career, even ranking in as the #8 best album of the decade according to Loudwire list. Though Prog is all about pushing forward and the band seemingly feel the same. “I mean it's amazing stuff that is never something you expect to have, a site that a lot of people go to and respected journalists work for ...individually we all kind of grow and change as we get older. And yeah, I love it.
“Do you think you peaked with that release?” I asked
“Well, that's a tough question because it changes from person to person. I mean, I'm sure there's people that think we've peaked there, but I personally don't think so. And I think, you know, for me it's not about topping an album or topping what I've done in the past. It's about accompanying it.
The entire work is what I want to look back on and either be proud of or not proud of. And when I'm hopefully very old and looking back on what I've accomplished and written in my life, I hope it all works well together and I can be proud of it... You know, that's what an album is, It's a box you bury in the woods and bring out years later, it's that time period encapsulated in music.”
Speaking of moments, the Sydney show is shaping up to be one incredible time and it's happening soon! A whopping two hour set with this gang guarantees a sore neck in the morning. The band plan to play some deep cuts from all the way back in the beginning across the two-hour-long show so you know you'll be getting your money's worth! “we can't ignore things we've done and we're not ashamed of things we've done. We wanted to incorporate the whole journey and let people hear where we started and where we are now and, and show that we can. Those two can live in the same environment and still sound good together. we always treat our sets like an album with good flow and everything.”
Tickets for Between the Buried and Me are available at https://www.livenation.com.au/artist/between-the-buried-and-me-tickets?
scribed and scribbled by DJ Double X