Between the Buried and Me Haven’t Found Their Sound
Between the Buried and Me are currently on a North American headlining tour for 2009’s ‘The Great Misdirect.’ So far, the North Carolina prog metal quintet is pleased to report that reaction to the new songs hasn’t been good. But that’s because it’s been great!
“When you’re recording a record, there’s definitely a waiting period when you wonder what people are going to think,” vocalist/keyboard player Tommy Rogers tells Noisecreep. “It’s definitely good to have it out and see such a good reaction. With every record we’ve ever done, we’ve never really known what people’s opinions are going to be.”
Rogers continues, “People seem to regard ‘Colors’ highly. But even so, when we were writing this one, we didn’t want to have something like that affect our new record. We put ‘Colors’ in the past.”
Rogers notes that this album might be the one that brings the band a wider audience beyond metal fans. “It’s interesting to see with every tour that different sets of fans come out. We see more people who don’t necessarily listen to heavy, intense music. That’s what we want,” he admits. “Since day one, we’ve always been a metal band who wants to appeal to whoever. With each record we get to continue doing that.”
Between the Buried and Me are still evolving, Rogers says, and the band has yet to truly define their sound. “With each record, I feel like this is what we want to achieve. As musicians, you constantly push yourself. And we push our sound. We definitely incorporate more melody in more recent stuff. We like to find new things. It would be boring to have a sound that we put on repeat with every record. We’ll always keep pushing. A band like us will never find our sound really.”