Between the Buried and Me have gotten a little more ambitious with each album, both musically and in terms of scope. In fact, their last album and EP was a concept album split in two parts. This time, they’ve harnessed the scope of their seventh studio album, Coma Ecliptic, into one album. It’s definitely their most mature album yet. When we caught up with bassist Dan Briggs earlier this year, he called the album “a big step musically towards a new chapter in the life” of BTBAM. Citing more keyboards and about 80% clean singing, he referred to the album as a “rock opera,” and after listening to the album, which is streaming now on Spin ahead of its release date on Friday (10), we’re inclined to agree. It’s certainly a melodic album that contains traces of the band’s influences (which are explored on their album The Anatomy Of).
Coma Ecliptic is released on July 10th on Metal Blade, and can be pre-ordered here.