There was a time around when Alaska (2005) was released that Between The Buried And Me were on the cusp of breaking out. For whatever reason, that never really happened. Nonetheless, the band continued to produce solid goods on a consistent basis ultimately leading them to this, their seventh studio album.

As with previous releases, Coma Ecliptic has a concept behind it. This time around it’s the story of a man stuck in a coma, journeying through his past lives. Opening track “Node” is rather subdued, but works perfectly in the bigger picture and, from there, BTBAM show the progression and experimentation very few bands can actually achieve. What makes it even more impressive is that just when you think you have a handle on what’s going on, they change it up again. This is never more apparent than on the superb song “The Ectopic Stroll”.

With Coma Ecliptic, Between The Buried And Me might just have written their seminal album. Insanely brilliant from start to finish, it takes you on one fantastic journey. If this effort doesn’t get the group the more mainstream recognition they deserve, then they might as well give up now because nothing will….

But PLEASE don’t stop because the metal scene needs more forward-thinking bands like you!

Track Listing:

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

Run Time: 68:31
Release Date: July 13, 2015

Check out the song “The Coma Machine” here.