Between The Buried And Me – Coma Ecliptic: Live

Between The Buried And Me have carved out a memorable path in the music world with their unique brand of progressive metal.  And as a perfect accompaniment to that creative style, they have taken on quite the ambitious tour schedule in recent years.

So with previous recorded live experiences coming in the form of Colors_LIVE and Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium, it was time to give the live treatment to their most current masterpiece Coma Ecliptic with the aptly titled Coma Ecliptic: Live.

The CD/LP/DVD/Blu-Ray and digital platforms showcase the album in it’s entirety, performed on location October 4th, 2017 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA.

It constantly amazes me how incredibly tight and accurate the band are when playing their material live considering how much goes into a BTBAM composition.  And that’s no different on this performance to an appreciative Southern California crowd.  While not overly dazzling in a stage setup sense, lighting director Chris Hill does a great job at melding his visual talents with the band’s aural output.  And one of the strong points I find in the direction of the performance in video form is the multiple camera angles showcasing each player and focusing on the contributions of their specific instrument.

While I have seen the band live before on the previous tour, I was not able to make the show for this featured tour that showed off the whole Coma Ecliptic experience, so with this newest live release from the band, I feel that this is the next best thing for a fan of the group to experience their magic when not able to in person.  This release shows that BTBAM are one of the elite live performances in the modern age of music.

 

Tracklist:

01. Node
02. The Coma Machine
03. Dim Ignition
04. Famine Wolf
05. King Redeem/Queen Serene
06. Turn On The Darkness
07. The Ectopic Stroll
08. Rapid Calm
09. Memory Palace
10. Option Oblivion
11. Life In Velvet

Playing time: 71:18

Release date: 28 April, 2017

Label: Metal Blade Records

Website: Official Between The Buried And Me Website

Liam Savage
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I've always enjoyed metal music, but only had that real breakthrough moment while watching music videos on TV, and Pantera's "Mouth For War" and Sepultura's "Arise" came on back-to-back. This started a love affair and passion for metal that has happened since the early 90's. Since then, I've amassed quite a large CD collection, have written for Unrestrained! magazine in the early 2000's, and after taking about a ten year break from writing, joined "Power Of Metal" in 2016. My favourite sub-genres in metal are Progressive, Technical, Death, Power, Folk, Experimental and more.

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