HAKEN | BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME | CRYPTODIRA
Show : 19:20
20:00 Between The Buried And Me
Haken are a full-fledged modern progressive rock band hailing from London, England. Their sound has evolved from the prog metal on 2010’s Aquarius and 2011’s Visions to a shapeshifting, kaleidoscopic amalgam of progressive metal, jazz syncopation, hooky electronic pop, and anthemic rock & roll, as heard on mature statements such as 2013’s The Mountain. Along the way, Haken’s ability to craft hooks inside songs led them into unusual — for them — territory: The band actively wove new wave elements into their sound for 2016’s Affinity, their international breakout album, thanks in no small part to first single and video for “Initiate.”
Between The Buried and Me built their influential 2007 album, Colors, on an unwavering commitment to artistic integrity. They’ve only fortified that commitment on its 2021 sequel, Colors II. The circumstances surrounding both records bear key similarities, yet the North Carolina quintet once again stretch the boundaries of their signature sound and heavy music at large.
Cryptodira is a 4-piece progressive/experimental metal band from Long Island, NY. With an ever-twisting sound full of surprises, Cryptodira seeks to add a dirty edge to the polished sound that is usually associated with progressive metal. The band rather seamlessly blends a Converge or Dillinger Escape Plan brand of chaos with lengthy song structures and manic time changing for a beautiful, yet ruthlessly aggressive sound.