Last Monday on Sept 30 The Faceless and Between the Buried and Me came around to the Regency Ballroom to throw down some of the fiercest metal the bay area has seen in a long time. Accompanied by the Safety Fire and the Contortionist, who in their own right are great bands, but in the shadow of the insanity that is BTBAM might as well be a high school dance troupe.
Working as direct support for BTBAM was The Faceless. Having recently grown in popularity with the soulful vocals of guitarist Michael Keene matched with the intense growls of front man Geoffrey Ficco, this five time tech metal band from LA lit the fuse right before the powder keg of BTBAM went off.
Even though Between The Buried and Me had just toured a few months ago fans of the experimental metal titans were just as excited to see them as last time. Never disappointing their fans Between The Buried decided to play Parallax II (their latest concept album) in its entirety.
With space ships and futuristic imagery projected on screens behind him, singer Tommy Giles Rogers brilliantly blended soothing vocals with gut wrenching screams, all while playing his unique brand of metal synth. The Parallax II: Future Stories took the audience to a place unknown, and Like a 5 headed griffin of technical flawlessness, Between The Buried and Me threw down one of the best performances of their careers.
If you get the chance to see this show, Don’t miss out! They will be touring the east coast through October.