Between The Buried And Me are on the verge of giving their fans something they’ve yearned for for the last three years: a follow-up to their most recent record. A new track off of their upcoming record has surfaced entitled “Memory Palace,” a fantastic, ten-minute opus that should raise excitement for the new record to new heights.
It has been a little over three years since Between The Buried And Me released their well-received 2012 record, The Parallax II: Future Sequence. In the intervening years since, fans have been clamoring for a follow-up, which up until now has been slow and coming. Fans will not have to wait much longer, as the band recently confirmed that their new record will see a July release this year. The record, Coma Ecliptic, clocks in at just over seventy minutes, which means that “Memory Palace” takes up nearly ten percent of the record, and that almost ten percent is well worth it.
Incorporating some newer sounds to the group’s repertoire, such as a brief moment of tap piano and new abrasive vocals from Tommy Rogers, “Memory Palace” is a long, progressive odyssey that showcases some exciting new potential from the group. The single features the signature rhythmical elements one would come to expect from Between The Buried And Me, but the key difference lies in the running time of the single, which allows the song to branch out into new areas previously unexplored by the band. If other progressive groups such as Yes or Rush took more of a heavier metal sound, I would imagine that those records would sound something very similar to what BTBAM will be unleashing on us very soon.
“Memory Palace”, and Coma Ecliptic will be available for unlimited listening pleasure on July 10th. The band is currently engaged in a small SPring 2015 tour that’s set to end in the next couple of weeks.