Between the Buried and Me (album)

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Between the Buried and Me
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Studio album by Between the Buried and Me
Released April 30, 2002
Recorded The Basement Studios
Genre Progressive metal, metalcore
Length 48:32
Label Lifeforce
Producer Jamie King
Between the Buried and Me chronology
Between the Buried and Me
The Silent Circus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Mind Equals Blown 7.5/10[2]

Between the Buried and Me is the debut studio album by American progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me. It was produced by Jamie King and was released on April 30, 2002 through Lifeforce Records, and contains re-recordings of all the songs that were on the group's 2001 3-track demo.

The musical style featured on their debut showcases the band's early metalcore influences, particularly its use of breakdowns and considerably less clean vocals. Starting with The Silent Circus, the band started going in a progressive metal direction, while still retaining some of the metalcore style from their debut.

The songs on the album demonstrate numerous concepts—one of which, the song "Arsonist", was written about their strong feelings towards Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, which has become well known as a very controversial religious organization and hate group.

A music video was released for the song "Aspirations".

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
1. "More of Myself to Kill" 6:50
2. "Arsonist" 4:52
3. "Aspirations" 5:47
4. "What We Have Become" 5:09
5. "Fire for a Dry Mouth" 6:07
6. "Naked by the Computer" 5:36
7. "Use of a Weapon" 4:53
8. "Shevanel Cut a Flip" 9:27
Total length: 48:32


Between the Buried and Me
  • Tommy Giles Rogers – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Paul Waggoner – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Nick Fletcher - rhythm guitar
  • Jason King - bass guitar
  • Will Goodyear - drums, clean vocals
  • Produced by Jamie King


  1. ^ Jason D. Taylor. "Between the Buried and Me - Between the Buried and Me". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hoffmeyer, Corey (October 10, 2012). "Between the Buried and Me: Between the Buried and Me". Mind Equals Blown. Retrieved August 17, 2014.