Between the Buried and Me are a progressive metal band that has not only shifted the idea of what a metal or progressive band could be, they have also changed, with each album, exactly how they could be classified by genre. Over the years Between the Buried and Me has released songs from around one-minute runtime all the way to nearly sixteen minutes, and while the shortest songs tended to be interludes or intros, that wasn’t always the case. Below, we’ve gone into detail on the longest songs from the entire discography of Between the Buried and Me.
10. Specular Reflection
As the 10th longest song from Between the Buried and Me, Specular Reflection from the band’s intensely long, 3 song album “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”. While “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” was only three tracks, it held a total of slightly over 30 minutes runtime total with only one song coming in at less than 10 minutes long. Overall, coming in at 11 minutes and 21 seconds, Specular Reflection was the 10th longest Between the Buried and Me song ever released.
9. Never Seen/Future Shock
Fresh off Between the Buried and Me’s newest album “Colors II”, “Never Seen/Future Shock” wasn’t the longest song from the newest release from the band but at 11 minutes and 41 seconds, it was still one of the 10 longest Between the Buried and Me song from across their discography.
8. Fossil Genera (A Feed from Cloud Mountain)
“The Great Misdirect”, was possibly the most interesting and genre-defining album from Between the Buried and Me, as it featured their most signature styles within it and also the most experimental. Although most Between the Buried and Me songs could be summed up simply with “experimental”, the band had a surprising and intensive amount of structure to all of their music, but overall “The Great Misdirect” held two songs on our list of 10 longest Between the Buried and Me songs, with this one coming in at a total of twelve minutes and eleven seconds.
7. Ants of the Sky
The second-longest song from the Between the Buried and Me album, “Colors”, “Ants of the Sky” was one of their closest to being labeled as deathcore or something beyond melodic metalcore. Although the song clocked in at a total of thirteen minutes and ten seconds, “Ants of the Sky” wasn’t even halfway up our list of longest Between the Buried and Me songs with the difference between the band’s longer songs.
6. The Proverbial Bellow
“The Proverbial Bellow” was not only the longest song from “Automata II” with a runtime of thirteen minutes and eighteen seconds but it was also the only song from both “Automata” albums to end up in our list of 10 longest Between the Buried and Me songs. Overall, between both “Automata” albums there was much more consistency between shorter songs but the overall theme was held together well due to this.
5. The Need for Repetition
“The Need for Repetition” came from Between the Buried and Me’s most deathcore similar album of all with “The Silent Circus”, an album that featured some of the lowest tuned instruments in the band’s career. When I first discovered Between the Buried and Me, “Alaska” was one of the most solid albums I’ve ever listened to and opened me up to the varying genres that were Between the Buried in Me at the time but compared to the band’s other albums it potential stood out the most, as it didn’t even hold a contender for longest Between the Buried and Me songs but the vibes between the two albums were very similar.
4. White Walls
“Colors”, which contained some of the most complex songs from Between the Buried in Me, also showed a shift in sound as to where the band would be headed next. “White Walls” specifically finished at fourteen minutes and thirteen seconds, which made it the fourth longes Between the Buried and Me song, released so far.
3. Human is Hell (Another One With Love)
As stated above, “Colors II” held two of Between the Buried and Me’s longest songs ever recorded, with a four-minute difference between the two, “Human is Hell (Another One with Love)” finished at a final runtime of fifteen minutes and seven seconds. Although a very long song runtime, “Human is Hell (Another One with Love)” still only made the lowest part of the top 3 of the longest Between the Buried and Me songs.
2. Silent Flight Parliament
Unlike “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence” was a much longer album, in terms of the number of songs and lengthy tracklisting. “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”, as stated above, only had three songs but had a total runtime of over thirty minutes, with only one track being below the ten-minute mark. As “Silent Flight Parliament” finished at fifteen minutes and nine seconds, it not only barely came above “Human is Hell (Another One with Love)” in our list of longest Between the Buried and Me songs.
1. Swim to the Moon
Finally, at the top of our list of longest Between the Buried and Me songs, we have another track from “The Great Misdirect”, “Swim to the Moon”. While the other songs mentioned above came to a run time of up to fifteen minutes, “Swim to the Moon” was an entire two, almost three, minutes longer than the second-longest song from the entire Between the Buried and Me discography.