Alaska (Between the Buried and Me album)

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Studio album by Between the Buried and Me
Released September 6, 2005
Recorded June 2005, Basement Studios
Genre Technical death metal, progressive metal[1]
Length 54:28
Label Victory
  • Matthew Ellard
  • Jamie King
Between the Buried and Me chronology
The Silent Circus
(2003)The Silent Circus2003
The Anatomy Of
(2006)The Anatomy Of2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Stylus A−[1]
Lambgoat 8/10 stars[3]
SputnikMusic 5/5 stars[4]

Alaska is the third studio album by progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me. It was released on September 6, 2005 through Victory Records and is the first album to feature the band's current lineup, with the addition of Dustie Waring on guitar, Dan Briggs on bass, and Blake Richardson on drums.

While Alaska did not sell as well as its predecessor The Silent Circus upon release, it still achieved high critical reviews and it includes some of the band’s most notable songs, such as its title track and "Selkies: The Endless Obsession". Another version of Alaska was released featuring instrumental versions of most of the songs (excluding tracks 3, 6, and 7). A music video was released for the song "Alaska".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tommy Rogers; all music composed by Between the Buried and Me.

No. Title Length
1. "All Bodies" 6:15
2. "Alaska" 4:00
3. "Croakies and Boatshoes" 2:22
4. "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" 7:26
5. "Breathe In, Breathe Out" (instrumental) 1:00
6. "Roboturner" 7:10
7. "Backwards Marathon" 8:31
8. "Medicine Wheel" (instrumental) 4:30
9. "The Primer" 4:50
10. "Autodidact" 5:34
11. "Laser Speed" (instrumental) 2:55
Total length: 54:28


Between the Buried and Me[edit]


  • Produced by Matthew Ellard and Jamie King
  • Engineered by Jamie King
  • Mixed by Matthew Ellard
  • Kris Smith – mix assistant
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Wes Richardson – artwork and layout


  1. ^ a b Lee, Cosmo (28 September 2005). "Between the Buried and Me Alaska". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Between the Buried and Me Alaska". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Cory (3 September 2005). "Between the Buried and Me - Alaska". Lambgoat. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ H., Andrew (5 September 2005). "Between The Buried And Me Alaska". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 23 December 2013.