my top album of 2017. By harnessing a wide array of instruments, the band is able to capture the ambitiousness of the progressive rock legends of old along with the heaviness of modern day doom. Also throw in the dichotomy of black metal screams and clean vocals, and you have one, for lack of a better term, unique sounding band. I had been dying to catch the band live for quite some time; and especially after Durf's glowing review of their performance at this year's Fire in the Mountains festival. Fortunately, I was able to catch them this past week as they past through Chicago on their current tour. I initially thought I was only going to be talking to frontwoman Kelly Schilling, but the whole band ended up wanting to partake. What ensued was a fun conversation about everything from the band's beginnings to what lies ahead for them.
Read the interview after the break!
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When we last heard from legendary prog-metallers Between the Buried and Me, it was way back on March 9 of 201...8. So fourteen weeks ago. Wow, the world seems super different now. Feels like it's been years. Anyway, three months ago, the touring stalwarts released Automata I, their eighth album. Mick handled the Töp's review, and he liked it, closing with the line "BTBAM hasn't faltered yet." I agree with his assessment. So now, Between the Buried and me is preparing to launch Automata II (out July 13th via Sumerian), which is their second eighth studio album (we'll get to that). The first half of Automata was welcomed by BTBAM diehards; will the second get the same treatment, or will the band finally falter?