BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME + HAKEN – ELECTRIC BALLROOM, LONDON – 17/09/2015
Crystallised by ecliptic melodies
Since BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME published their seventh studio album Coma Ecliptic the band have not stopped touring worldwide. This tour started in the summer kicking off in the United States with excellent supporters such as THE CONTORSIONIST and ANIMALS AS LEADERS.
We have bee keeping a good eye to this guys since the tour was announced and so far critics have been really positive and they have been quite active on the social media.
Having said that, It wouldn’t surprised anyone to say that we were well excited about this European Tour and we couldn’t miss their only show in London.
The evening starts with the only supporters of the tour : HAKEN
Among the audience we could see many fans of the Londoners, so far this band have released three studio albums and last fall an EP called Restoration. Is a band that have always had the support of the press and the followers of the genre they represent (Progressive Metal). Their virtuosity and outstanding shows is what makes be so appreciated in the scene. That sounds promising, isn’t?
HAKEN went out of stage with English punctuality as we like, as they go on stage we have feel that swagger and charming from the band. Singer Ross Jennings is excited to be back in his home town, can’t stop smiling to the audience and with only one song you can sense the vibes this band have.
Opening with the Prog metal masterpiece Selkies: The Endless Obsession from their album Alaska, made the crowd go cu-cu and let the circle pit began.The group then immediately dove into the track The Coma Machine which kicks off with piano and regular singing.TOMMY GILES could not leave his piano it was pure ectasy. Considering Coma Ecliptic one of the «weakest «record of the band, it sounded way more energetic and much better live. In the audience was great acceptance with these new tracks.
From this new record we heard Memory Palace and Famine Wolf.
As the show is coming to an end, anthems of the band such as Ants of the Sky y Prequel to the Sequel come to play. Audience is completly on fire and in tge air we could see t-shirts and and snickers all over the place zapatillas, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will give you what you want, they are aim to please.
BTBAM left the stage, after having played such tunes we thought we were not coming back but everyone started shouting the siglas of the band BTBAM!BTBAM! After such a good show and good response they decided to come back and the first notes of a very very familiar song started to play… is this serious? The band released some time ago, The anatomy of , cover record where they trubite famous band and The British band Queen too. But It was quite unexpected to hear QUEEN‘s masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody in the encore.
In a few seconds the venue turned into a dance floor. Everyone was signing along and dancing like it was no tomorrow, it was a quite remarkable moment of the night. Although some face of disappointment were seen expecting the band to play one of their oldies like Disease,injury and madness. In a nutshell , it was a good show, loaded with unforgettable experiences and moments. Even if are not into this kind metal is not hard appreciate and praise good musicians with such virtuosity and talent. Progressive Metal is defenitely not a trend, and shows like these one proves it more. Long live to Progressive Metal!
Selkies: The Endless Obsession
The Coma Machine
Lay Your Ghosts to Rest
Ants of the Sky
- Prequel to the Sequel
- Bohemian Rhapsody
Author and Photography: Patricia Duchamp