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Buried Inside Chronoclast

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01. Introduction 02. Time as Ideology 03. Time as Methodology 04. Time as Surrogate Religion 05. Time as Imperialism 06. Reintroduction 07. Time as Abjection MP3 08. Time as Automation 09. Time as Commodity 10. Time as Resistance
2005 Relapse Records
Our score 9

by Rob McFeters
2/28/2005

Hype is a funny thing, and it's because of hype that I put off ever listening to Buried Inside. Most of the time, when I hear people go on and on about how good a band is, I tend to be disappointed. Well, now I'm kicking my own ass for not checking out Buried Inside sooner. Chronoclast pushes the envelope of heavy music in ways not often heard in the underground scene. I've found it difficult to describe this album, even to myself, but "intelligent" is the first word I've come up with. This is an extremely intelligent album, but it is more of a concept than just a collection of songs. Split into ten tracks, Chronoclast was constructed as a single piece, and done so wonderfully. The listener is hog-tied, and drug through Buried Inside's twisted explanation of time, and how we are all slaves to it. The flow of this record is seamless, with some of the same riffs appearing on different tracks, which pulls this piece together even tighter. In their own sordid way, Buried Inside have coalesced the frantic sound of Converge, the crushing drone of Cult of Luna, the progressiveness of Mastodon, and their own eerie sense of melody, to form a sound that surrounds, and threatens to pull apart the listener. There are serene moments in which you can catch your breath and enjoy the atmosphere, and it's during these moments that Buried Inside creeps up behind you, and drops a brick in your lap. The absolute heaviness of this record is only matched by its witty sense of melody. Even the most heavy aspects of this music have a hypnotic quality after beating the listener to a pulp. My favorite example of this is near the end of the record, on the track "Time as Commodity," where the drums and rhythm section pound away at your senses, while waves of melody gently hold you down. After Cult of Luna's Salvation, I thought it would be years before I heard another record with this keen sense of balance, and I'm glad to hear this record so soon. The production, courtesy of Matt Bayles, almost leaps out of the speakers. Every single aspect of this album is crisp and powerful, without sounding over-compressed and processed. Meanwhile, the performance is so tight that it sounds like Buried Inside could have played this entire album in one take. Bottom Line: I can't imagine the time and effort that went into this album, but the result is worth it. Buried Inside have outdone themselves and released an extremely smart, catchy, and crushing piece of music. Chronoclast demands the listener's full attention, and I can't see how anyone could not help but listen to this from beginning to end. If you are a fan of intelligent, heavy music, you absolutely must own this album.

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anonymous 2/28/2005 4:31:02 PM

amazing disk


Jesse_ 2/28/2005 4:34:53 PM

great album. great live band. FIRST POST


Jesse_ 2/28/2005 4:35:45 PM

ah damnit, the one time i ever do first post i am beaten. oh well *gives it up for good*


Peterson Savre_ 2/28/2005 4:42:04 PM

a nice progression from Suspect Symmetry.


thegoddamnawesome_ 2/28/2005 4:43:00 PM

great f*cking record.


Kefka_ 2/28/2005 4:43:52 PM

just ordered the lp. Great stuff.


Cory_ 2/28/2005 4:45:54 PM

Cult of Luna? Nigga please. The "crushing drone" you're hearing in there is called f*cking NEUROSIS. How can you compare Buried Inside to Cult of Luna? They're just a Neurosis wannabe. Otherwise, I agree 100%.


devfive_ 2/28/2005 4:57:54 PM

amazing record


deadwithfear_ 2/28/2005 5:08:53 PM

agreed with this review to the fullest


Vorak_ 2/28/2005 7:18:20 PM

Wow, the review really talks it up. I guess I'll be buying this one this weekend, or sooner if possible.


amongdan_ 2/28/2005 7:37:47 PM

awesome record and a great review of it. Canada is really kicking our asses at coming out with great, intelligent music. I finally got to see these guys live last night with about 9 other people in the entire venue and i must say it was one of the best liveshows i've seen in a very long time. f*cking HUUUUGE.


bigego_ 2/28/2005 8:18:04 PM

Wtf mate, last year i wrote an essay about time and how it pretty much controls us/every thing we do is based on time and now these niggas stole my concept....i guess im not as smart as i thought i was


anonymous 2/28/2005 8:33:53 PM

i enjoy and i am canadian. let there be be peace in the world.


mindrot_ 2/28/2005 9:20:37 PM

recommends: Time and its Dicontents by john zerzan


elliot_ 2/28/2005 10:48:40 PM

i waited three years for this damn thing, and it went way above all the expectations i had. totally f*cking unbelievable. you absolutely must hear this album.


vcreationv_ 2/28/2005 11:17:43 PM

WEEEEEEERRRD!!!!


XomeletX_ 3/1/2005 1:00:14 AM

"witty sense of melody" I wish I was dead.


WeedySpecies_ 3/1/2005 1:02:41 AM

check out oneeyedgodprophecy or union of uranus if you liek this album.....oegp is even better, believe it or not


Tony_ 3/1/2005 1:09:11 AM

anyone have this and can send it to me on AIM? i wanna check it out before i blind buy, sn: Tony L Fowler, ill trade with you, i have a lot of everything...


Erik_ 3/1/2005 1:20:17 AM

awesome album


xtroyx_ 3/1/2005 1:07:49 PM

this band amazes me every time i see them. buried inside is one of a very few reasons to why i like living in ontario.


turn_coat_ 3/1/2005 2:04:59 PM

i am glad things are going well for buried inside. it is about time because they have been kicking ass for years.


YurhedaSplode_ 3/1/2005 7:07:02 PM

"The flow of this record is seemless, with some of the same riffs appearing on different tracks, which pulls this piece together even tigher." If highschools had "the hardcore club" I'd imagine they'd be alot like Lambgoat.


yousuck_ 3/1/2005 8:39:31 PM

its a shame most everyone has never heard these guys before this album


GlennHealy_ 3/2/2005 1:17:02 AM

Great album, too short a review.


Maurice Richard_ 3/2/2005 4:23:48 AM

recommends : Union Of Uranus, OneEyedGodProphecy & JONAH.


metroidinvasion_ 3/2/2005 1:52:40 PM

union of uranus is f*cking incredible.


skeptic_ 3/2/2005 2:22:30 PM

usually i agree with most lambgoat albums of the week, especially ones that get 9 out of 10. but this review was shit. "pushes the envelope not often heard in the underground..." unless youve ever heard uranus or orchid. this band does EXACTLY THE SAME SHIT. the only band to really engage me with this kind of sound is union of uranus. i could lump buried inside with orchid as being a totally unoriginal rip off of that sound and boring to boot. its almost an insult to Mastodon in mentioning liken


Michel Goulet_ 3/2/2005 3:10:33 PM

Right. Union did it first in 1993 (demo) / 1994 (split with Immoral Squad) and then OneEyedGodProphecy in 96 (LP on Great American Steak). So Buried Inside is f*ckin' OldSchool canucks-core.


Guy Lafleur_ 3/2/2005 3:14:36 PM

Get the UnionOfUranus complete CD you germs http://www.feralward.com/


xCERVIX DESTROYERx_ 3/3/2005 11:22:16 PM

i like buried inside, but this album is f*cking boring. it's about ten years out dated, and just plain done. sure the concept is great, and i the albums decent, but it's faaaaaaaaaaar from a 9. more like a 3 or 4.


jon_ 3/4/2005 7:48:55 PM

this album is my favorite of the year so far. one has to listen to it from beginning to end, as individual tracks definitely do not provide the same effect as when listened to as a whole.


d4n_ 3/5/2005 9:03:13 PM

i hate these stupid ass little comments you reviewers make like "creeps up behind you and drops a brick in your lap" what the f*ck is that suppose to mean? it's sounds so gay, it's not cool. it doesn't give a better description of the music, it only makes your review sound gay as f*ck.


Exitblockedbybear_ 3/6/2005 12:13:42 AM

I purchased this album because of the sensational review. I would consider myself a patient listener that gives music the benefit of the doubt before I judge. I listened to the album straight through maybe 3-4 times and while I consider there to be a few shining moments, the CD as a whole is f*cking boring. Some of the melodies are so basic its ridiculous, also the scream is a constant bark with little dynamics. The concept and lyrics are intelligent, but the whole CD doesnt follow through.


MargaretYang_ 3/8/2005 2:07:53 PM

i might have to buy this CD. ORCHID rocks!


dustin_ 3/8/2005 7:13:37 PM

i saw this band about a year ago in auburn new york at the salvo. one of the best bands i have ever seen. the gong and firey beat stick...amazing. check this album out everyone!


closed_casket_ 3/9/2005 6:24:34 PM

this band has been kicking ass for years another spectacular canadian band