The Parallax II: Future Sequence is the sixth studio album by American progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, released on October 9, 2012. The album's concept is the continuation of the band's 2011 EP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues. Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring (guitars) described it as being their favorite release up to now, being mature, dynamic, and with various metal influences from 1970's progressive rock, to jazz and fusion. It is their longest running studio album to date.
The album has received generally favourable reviews, with a Metacritic score of 74.About.com praised the band for balancing the immediacy of "Astral Body" with the longer songs described as "mini-symphonies". Several critics credited the band's songwriting for incorporating Between the Buried and Me's stylistic diversity into a cohesive form more attentive to developing core themes. However, the album was criticized by Brice Ezell of PopMatters as "the work of a band comfortable in its own ambition. It's all too easy to be impressed, and that's the exact kind of complacency one wouldn't expect from these guys". Writing for Revolver, Paige Camisasca similarly criticized the band's heavier material for sounding like "a less-than-inspired rehash of the group's previous work".